Wanna take your ice cubes to the next level? These lemon and ginger ice cubes will quickly become your new favorite.

Lemon and Ginger Ice Cubes

Welcome back to the Scrappy Cooking series! We have tackled leftover lemons before, now it’s time to make sure ginger never goes to waste in your house. Use this recipe to make your new favorite ice cubes, filled with anti-inflammatory lemon and fresh ginger root.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • No more wasted ginger OR lemons! Many of us buy an entire root of ginger with the best intentions, only to have it look sad in the fridge. Well, this lemon and ginger ice cubes recipe is a great way to use up these ingredients!
  • Ginger has many benefits, including help with nausea, blood sugar regulation, lower cholesterol, and more. Combined with lemon, it’s a great anti-inflammatory aid and a source of Vitamin C.
  • There is a reason why ginger is so widely used in South and East Asian cuisines – it packs great flavor and smell. These lemon and ginger ice cubes have a beautiful, refreshing taste and a soothing aroma. Perfect for adding to tea or water!
  • Making these ice cubes won’t take much of your time. You can make a large batch of these ginger lemon “bombs” in under 10 minutes.
  • If you dissolve these ice cubes in boiling water, the combination of lemon and ginger will release vapors to help you clear your sinuses.

How to Make This Recipe

This is so simple, you’ll be making this all the time! Peel your ginger and squeeze the juice out of your lemon. Add both to the blender, along with the water.

Blend it at high speed until the ginger has been entirely pureed. Pour into an ice cube tray and wait for your magical lemon and ginger ice cubes to freeze. Done!

Hack It!

  • These lemon and ginger ice cubes are a great way to bring class to any party. Move over cucumber water, we’ve got a new sheriff in town. These flavor bombs can be added to a jug of water, a batch of ice tea, fresh kombucha, and more!
  • You can make delicious and visually striking cocktails with these ice cubes, with or without alcohol.
  • These ice cubes are not exclusively for the drinks, either. Add them to a stir fry, curry, or soup – they make a great subtle flavour addition, just like herb broth bombs!
  • Customize your ice cubes. You can add sugar or syrup for sweetness, fresh mint or rosemary for an earthy tone, or use white wine instead of water. I dare you to try it!

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Lemon and Ginger Ice Cubes

The Recipe: Lemon and Ginger Ice Cubes

Beautiful anti-inflammatory ginger lemon ice cubes perfect to add to sweet tea or your morning water.
5 from 5 ratings


  • 1 thumb ginger, peeled
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 3 cups water


  • Add all ingredients to a high speed blender, and combine until smooth. I blended mine for approximately 3 minutes to completely puree the ginger.
  • Transfer to an ice cube tray and freeze for at least 3 hours. Serve in water or in tea.
Calories: 32.1kcal, Carbohydrates: 10.3g, Protein: 1.2g, Fat: 0.3g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Sodium: 37.8mg, Potassium: 153.2mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 2.7g, Vitamin A: 23.8IU, Vitamin C: 57.3mg, Calcium: 49.5mg, Iron: 0.7mg