2 Aug 2015

LEMON & MINT ICE CUBES

lemon mint ice cubes recipe

These days is getting super hot here (even if yesterday it rained a bit),
but I still have 1 week of work, so I just
can be positive and try to find something refreshing for body and mind.
During Summer it is so important drinking a lot of water; every morning, I use to
drink hot tea (yes, you read well!) with mint leaves, but, for a cold afternoon break,
I like to prepare what you see below.
This is my dad's idea, so I drink this lemon & mint water since I was child and,
to me, it is an irreplaceable part of Summer.
See how to do lemon & mint ice cubes for your water (even if it is so easy to imagine), 
perfect for a non-alcohol aperitif!

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In questi giorni sta facendo davvero molto caldo (anche se ieri è piovuto un po'),
 ma ho ancora 1 settimana di lavoro,
così posso solo essere positiva e cercare qualcosa di rinfrescante per il corpo e la mente.
Durante l'estate è importante bere molta acqua; ogni mattina bevo del tè caldo
(sì, avete letto bene!) con foglie di menta, ma, per una fresca pausa pomeridiana,
mi piace preparare ciò che vedete sotto.
L'idea è di mio papà, infatti bevo acqua con menta e limone da quando ero
piccola e, per me, è parte insostituibile dell'estate.
Guardate come fare i cubetti di ghiaccio con menta e limone (anche se è decisamente 
intuibile), perfetti per un aperitivo non alcolico!

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Time // Tempo:

1 minute to prepare + 2 hours for freezing. // 1 minuto di preparazione + 2 ore di 
congelamento.

Difficulty // Difficoltà:

There's no something easier! // Non c'è nulla di più facile!

Ingredients // Ingredienti:
 
- 1 Lemon. // 1 Limone.
- Mint leaves. // Foglie di menta.
- Water. // Acqua.
- Molds for ice. // Stampi per il ghiaccio.

lemon mint limone menta ricetta

How to // Come procedere:

1)
Fill up the molds for ice with water, then wash the mint leaves and add them, one
or two for each mold. // Riempite gli stampi per ghiaccio con acqua, poi lavate le foglie di menta
ed aggiungetele, una o due per stampo.


2)
Squeeze all the lemon juice in the molds. // Spremete tutto il succo del limone negli stampi.


3)
Put the molds in the freezer and wait about 2 hours. // Mettete gli stampi in freezer
ed aspettate circa 2 ore.

limone menta cubetti ghiaccio ricetta

4)
When ready, add the ice cubes to a biiig glass full of water and enjoy it! // Una volta
pronti, aggiungete i cubetti di ghiaccio a un graaande bicchiere pieno d'acqua e godetevela!

lemon mint cubes recipe ice
lemon mint ice water recipe
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P.S. If you like my shabby chic tray, you should know that it's DIY! Look the tutorial here. //
P.S. Se vi piace il mio vassoio shabby chic, sappiate che è fai-da-te!
Il tutorial completo lo trovate qui.

xx Francine

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20 comments:

  1. Looks super delicious:)) I will definitely recreate them! Sophia
    www.littlesewingmachine.blogspot.de

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  2. looks so good! definitely want to give this a try. Thanks for sharing :)

    - Mariah-Ruthel
    http://mariahruthel.blogspot.ca

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  3. what a brilliant idea francine! :) it'll make a drink so much more interesting x

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  4. With this heat I'm going to do some tips like these! Thanks fore share it!
    Happy week
    xoxo
    http://stylishpatterns.blogspot.com.es/

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  5. Looks delicious, such a cool idea.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. I can imagine how refreshing it tastes, Elisa! I put sometimes some berries in the molds to freeze and enjoy with drinks! Thanks for sharing your version, dear! PURE perfection for summer! ;) Hope you're doing well?!

      xoxo Ira
      JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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  6. the heart shapes are so cute! awesome photos :)

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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  7. I love the heart shaped ice cubes! A great way to make water a bit more refreshing :)

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  8. Thank you for sharing such a cute and refreshing idea!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  9. This is a great way of encouraging yourself to drink more throughout the warmer months of the year and I love your pretty presentation of them! Good luck with your final week of work by the way.. I hope it flies by for you! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    x

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  10. The easiest and best way to flavour simple drinks! Plus they look gorgeous as well.

    Megan || Oh Hey! blog

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  11. I love lemon mint juice-- this one looks thirst quencher
    Thanks for sharing

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  12. Vorrei tanto uno di questi bicchieri propio ora!! Mi piace molto la idea e il tray e meraviglioso.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  13. Very smart and refreshing at the same time, cool idea :) Love how you pictured it <3

    Capturing Life Memoirs | http://aimeebustillo.blogspot.com

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  14. love...
    kisses from dubai ♥
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  15. This is so easy to make and so refreshing. Thanks for the tip. Great post.

    LEJA

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  16. This is so simple, I don't know why i haven't tried it before?!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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