Cucumber-Basil Ice Cubes
© John Kernick

Cucumber-Basil Ice Cubes

  • ACTIVE: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes about 30 ice cubes

Lovely and cooling, these flavored, emerald-toned ice cubes are great in sparkling water, lemonade or a Bloody Mary.


  1. 2 1/2 cups chopped Persian cucumber
  2. 3/4 cup lightly packed basil leaves, torn
  3. 1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped
  4. 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  5. Kosher salt
  1. In a blender, puree the cucumber, basil, serrano chile, brown sugar and 3/4 teaspoon of salt with 3 cups of water. Strain through a fine sieve into 2 standard ice cube trays and freeze for at least 3 hours.