Berries + Ice Cube Trays = TLF

Remember way back in March when I made these?

I thought you might!

And given how many people come looking for them on the internet, I can tell you that you're not alone.

Unfortunately--to steal a line from my good friend Cookie Monster--chocolate is a "sometimes food."  (This of course is the 21st Century Cookie Monster that I'm quoting.  The Cookie Monster I remember from the early seventies was a total glutton.)

But just because we 21st-century-dwellers know better than to gorge ourselves on chocolate doesn't mean we have to retire our berries and our ice cube trays.  Those guys can still get together without inviting a one pound bar of chocolate to the party.

Here's how:

First you'll want to get an ice cube tray.  Shortly after I made the treats that you see pictured above I bought myself yet another set of ice cube trays.  This pair makes "perfectly cubed" ice cubes (so your cocktails look like they came straight off a bar cart on the set of Mad Men).

Then wash up some pretty berries.  I chose raspberries. 

Insert a berry in each cube...

Add water...


Remove from the tray.  (Cubes slip out of these trays so easily...)

And serve in your favorite beverage.

Mine happens to be water.  

(21st Century Cookie Monster would approve.)

(Don Draper would not.)

As the cubes melt, the water takes on a subtle raspberry tang that's quite refreshing...

...and which, quite frankly, would be great for washing down a few of these...

Maybe next time ;)



  1. How adorable are you! Your berries cubes do look refreshing. Oh...I would much rather make Don Draper happy than cookie monster :)

  2. Elena, Perfect berry cubes! I'm going to have to make these to go in my lemonade this summer. Also, your chocolate strawberries look divine. Thank you so much for sharing. I found your charming blog through Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. I'm now following. :-) Hope you have a wonderful night!

  3. I love this idea, especially for summer. I seem to remember reading somewhere that if you use cooled, pre-boiled water, the cubes will remain clear, but I'm not 100% sure. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh I love that! How yummy and refreshing. thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  5. What a great idea! I am totally pinning this.

    And drinking it on my back porch :)


  6. yum! So simple, but how lovely... and healthy too.

  7. LOVE IT!!!!!!!! I have to try this!! I love making Ice Tea and I always add fresh lemons and strawberries.. I'm going to make ice raspberries and strawberries and put those in.. YUM!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! I can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow!

  8. Love this - but I'd definitely go with a more Don Draper drink than water!

  9. Bellissimo, molto brava, ciao


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