How to use frozen fruit as ice cubes

Keep wine and fizzy drinks cool without watering them down by swapping ice cubes for frozen fruit instead

When the sun is shining it’s time to pop open that bottle of wine, shake up a few cocktails or treat yourself to a refreshing fizzy drink. The question is, how to keep them cool without watering them down?

We’ve found a nifty way to keep your drinks cool in the summer sun without diluting them like ice usually would. Frozen fruit is the answer. It really doesn’t take much to make these frozen fruit treats.

Just pick your favourite fruits - we’ve opted for grapes and blueberries but you could try strawberries or raspberries and pop onto a tray or board covered in greaseproof paper. Freeze for about an hour or so and you’ve got sweet, frozen fruits that can be popped into your drinks to keep them chilled.

These frozen fruits make a great snack too and taste much better than an olive in your Martini or lemon wedge in your Diet Coke! Freeze plenty in one go and you'll have a stash for all your summer drinks - plus, they make a healthy snack when you need a little sweet fix but are trying to avoid ice cream and chocolate.

This is a great way to preserve fruits too, especially if they're nearing their Use By date.

Turn your frozen fruit into a sweet breakfast or healthy dessert - serve with natural yogurt or ice cream. You could even make your own sauce by mashing up or blitzing strawberries in a blender. The kids will love it, plus it's a little healthier than your usual dessert!

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies