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Cucumber-Basil Ice Cubes


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

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  • Basil
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped Persian cucumber
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed basil leaves, torn
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • Kosher salt


Servings 30
Cooking time 20mins
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Step 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.


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