Cucumber Basil Ice Cubes

Cucumber Basil Ice Cubes Recipe

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 large ice cubes 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American


Recipe can be easily scaled to make more ice cubes.


  • 1 cucumber (12-13 oz) – peeled and cut into large chunks to fit into blender
  • 5 small basil leaves (or 3 large leaves) (use more leaves for decoration)
  • Juice from 1/4 lime
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Place everything into the blender and blend well. (If using a juicer, omit the water and add the lime juice in after juicing the cucumber and basil.)
  2. Strain the puree and pour the resulting liquid into large ice cube trays or molds. Save the resulting cucumber solids to make this recipe.
  3. Freeze the trays for 4-5 hours (or overnight) until solid.
  4. Make drinks using the ice cubes e.g., add them to sparkling water to flavor the water or to vodka for an easy cucumber basil flavored chilled vodka drink!