DIY: Red White and Blue Ice Cubes for the Fourth of July

July 4th Fruit Ice Cubes DIY

With the weather getting hotter and hotter each day, I find myself drinking more and more water to stay hydrated and keep cool. And with the Fourth of July right around the corner, I thought I would make some red white and blue ice cubes to add to summer drinks.

This is a quick and easy DIY (only takes a few minutes to make a whole tray) that you can make with your kids all summer long, but it’s especially perfect for July Fourth because of the patriotic color scheme. Bonus! It is also a great way to get kids eating fruits and drinking more water.

Supplies for Fruit Ice Cubes Fourth of July


  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Ice cube trays (I used these two trays: one and two.)
  • Water


Step 1: Wash blueberries and raspberries well. Get your pomegranate arils ready as well.

Step 1: July Fourth Ice Cubes
Step 2: Next, add several blueberries, raspberries, and pomegranate seeds to each ice cube section. If you have a long ice cube tray, like the black one shown, create a striped pattern with blueberries and pomegranate seeds, as shown, to create a patriotic pattern.

Add raspberries, blueberries, and pomegranate to ice cube trays

Striped Ice Cube Tray for July 4th
Step 3: Pour water into each cube well, covering the fruit.

Pour water into trays

Water in Trays

Step 4: Set trays in the freezer and allow the water to freeze.

Frozen Ice Cubes with Fruit for the Fourth
Step 5: Once frozen, you can add the cubes to any drink, like these sparkling water mocktails or fresh strawberry lemonade.

Add fruit ice cubes to drink

Fruit Cubes for Fourth of July

DIY Fruit Ice Cubes for July 4th

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