Dress up your drinks: Make DIY ice cubes with essential oils



Want to get creative in the kitchen (kids are invited too), play with flavours and styling and feel fancy? Dress up your drinks with ice cubes infused with essential oils! With a mix of herbs and fruit, you’ll get ice cubes that taste nice and look even nicer. As they melt, they add subtle flavour to your beverages, make a gorgeous statement with little effort, and lend that little extra something every party or snack time needs.


So start whipping up some culinary creations that are as striking as they are scrumptious. Cheers to you!


YL tip: Each of these recipes is made for a standard ice cube tray containing twelve 1-ounce (2 tablespoons worth) moulds. Does your ice cube tray have fourteen moulds? No worries—just add a little more of each ingredient to the mix. After you fill up your moulds, is there a sliver of space left at the top? No stress—just add a bit more water. Not getting quite enough or maybe a little too much essential oil flavour? You’re the chef—do what makes your taste buds sing!


Most importantly, make it yours and have fun!


For inviting and Insta-worthy ice cubes


If you’ve got the time, you can achieve a crystal-clear ice cube—perfect for showing off all the fruits and herbs inside. Bring distilled water to a boil, let sit for 30 minutes, bring to a boil again, let cool down, and pour into an ice cube tray. The boiling helps get rid of impurities and air bubbles for clear ice.


Now that you’ve got the look down, master the most delectable ice cubes ever: