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Jun192011

Fruit cubes

First, I would like to thank you all for the sweet well wishes and prayers for my brave boy. His surgery was a complete success! We could not have asked for a better outcome. Here is a photo of him, ONE WEEK AFTER OPEN HEART SURGERY. Freakin' amazing, if you ask me. I'm so proud of this kid.

This same brave boy has always had textural issues with food. He has gotten much better about trying new things, but he still will not put a strawberry or blueberry (or any fruit, for that matter) into his mouth. I have always been a bit bummed about this because the kid is missing out! I love fruit. I always have. It is one of the many reasons why I love summertime.

So I love that my one-year-old adores fruit as much as I do. He could eat a tray full of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries at every meal. And oranges, bananas, pears...you get what I'm saying.

We have plentiful amounts of berries in our fridge these days. I always figure our chubby Sammy will certainly eat them. I peeked in the fridge yesterday morning and saw an overabundance of berries. I wasn't certain that Sam could eat that many berries, so my creative juices started flowing.

I squished blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries into the squares of an ice cube tray. I filled in the gaps with water and stuck the tray in the freezer.

Once they were sufficiently frozen, I plopped a few of them into a glass of water. They were so pretty! And they added such a nice fruity flavor to my cold, refreshing drink. Once my water was gone and the cubes had started to melt, I popped the berries into my mouth and enjoyed a few slightly crunchy yet delicious pieces of fruit.

This would work great with any type of fruit. Oranges, pears, pineapple, apples, lemons. Get creative! It's summer! And warm!

Isn't summer wonderful?

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Reader Comments (17)

Genius! I really wish you had posted this before my book club. I'd have wow'd everybody with your fabulous idea! Guess I'll just have to bookmark it for the next time ;) So glad your little man is doing so well after his surgery. That's awesome news! Buzzed!

06.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterParsley Sage

So glad to hear the surgery went well. Yes, I make these fruit cubes as well. They are just so refreshing and pretty.

This is just lovely! I may even have an overabundance of strawberries in my own fridge, and I bet this would be great in tea~! Now to purchase some ice trays. >_>.

06.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

Great Blog! I will give you a web where I get real fruit on powder form to make juice and desserts, enjoy it ! http://www.freshlydried.com

06.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

That is so wonderful! What a beautiful and lively boy! :)

06.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

So glad that your boy came through the surgery ok. What a tropper! These cubes are so festive, they would be great at a party with some punch... or a vodka cocktail!!

Those are so cute!! I can't tell you how much I wanna have some of those in cocktail! hehe

06.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterRavieNomNoms

Great news about Sammy. It's amazing how kids will bounce right back... If he won't eat fruit, have you tried warming it up in the microwave. My sister wouldn't eat any fruit until we realized she didn't like the temperature on her tongue. Even room temperature fruit wouldn't pass the "muster." But once we got it hot enough, she went right for it. Even my bengal cat will not eat anything cold -- must be warmed up for him. Good luck. Hope he surprises you one day soon.

06.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterHelen in Houston

What a wonderful idea...you've just turned plain water into a gorgeous drink! I'm so happy your kiddo is doing so well...he's adorable!

06.21.2011 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

this is so simple, beautiful, and brilliant!

-fashion Mont Blanc CufflinksReally great advice, Sharon. Nailed it. I will print this one out and post it in my office!

I love this idea! The fruit infused water that you get in spas is always my favorite... it feels like a treat! This is a beautiful way to get the same result!

06.24.2011 | Unregistered CommenterDana

Can't wait to try it with freeze dried berries!

06.28.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMisty

That is a very cute idea.

07.23.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

I love it, This is one of those "why didnt I ever think of that" recipes. So simple and so awesome!

08.2.2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

Awesome, these will go lovely with some, frozen fruit/ice bowls i have planned to use this summer (when it gets here for my area) cant wait to use this idea :-)

06.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerryn

Did you post these here yourself? http://www.instructables.com/id/Fruit-Ice/

03.16.2014 | Unregistered CommenterRainy

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