Using Fruit Ice cubes, this summer lemonade is the best recipe to enjoy while taking shelter from the sun. The fresh fruit ice cubes are easy to make.

Imagine that you are out in the blistering summer heat in July. You have spent the whole day working outside in the repressive summer heat.

You are sweating like a cowgirl at her first rodeo.  You find that you have an uneven tan and your body temperature matches the sun’s temperature.

Front view of a glass with summer lemonade and fruit ice cubes. Long Pitches in the back filled with the same

So, what drink were you thinking of all day??

What drink did you want to grab the first chance you got?

Either, I will grab this summer lemonade recipe or whip up a quick batch of my peach lemonade recipe.

Front view of a glass with summer lemonade and fruit ice cubes. Long Pitches in the back filled with the same

This summer lemonade drink was running all around your thoughts, wasn’t it?

Who needs a cool beer when you have this cool and refreshing drink at hand, right?

Front view of a glass with summer lemonade and fruit ice cubes.

Ok, in all honesty, this drink was made for July 4th themed picnics.  It works for any hot summer day.

Summer lemonade makes me very happy.  It is my favorite drink.  I always make it and keep it in the refrigerator.

In the summer, I have a pitcher of it sitting in my refrigerator.  In the winter, I will make it occasionally because Florida “winters” are a really non-existent.

Overhead view of a glass with summer lemonade and fruit ice cubes

The cold summer lemonade with fruit cubes is exactly what you need.  The cubes are made with real fruits and the lemonade is made with fresh lime and lemons.

The taste is a perfect summer refreshing drink.

The ice cubes with fresh fruit is the real star of this recipe.  I decided to use shape the fruits in the shape of the hearts.

Overhead View of Heart shapes cut out of apples and watermelon

“Why?”, you ask.

Well, I figure this is a perfect summer lemonade for your 4th of July picnic.  It may be a little corny but it is a fun way to show that you love this country.

If you can find heart shaped ice cream modes, use those instead.  The shapes make a huge difference in the lemonade.

Overhead view of an ice cube tray with frozen ice cubes with fruits. A glass of lemonade is on the side

For the fruits, I decided to go with watermelon, pears and blueberry.  That is a nice red, white and blue theme, isn’t it?

Ok, a little corny again, I know.  But, I think THIS is the time to get all-out corny and theme crazy.

July 4th and Valentine’s day are the only holidays where corny is acceptable.

Very closeup view of a glass with summer lemonade and fruit ice cubes

What is your favorite way to summer lemonade recipe?

Summer Lemonade

easy and fresh lemonade recipe

Summer Lemonade

Simple summer lemonade made with heart shaped fruits and ice cubes
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Freezing Ice Cubes 2 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 6 glasses
Calories 208 kcal


To make the fruit ice cubes

  • 2 Slices watermelon small
  • 2 Slices pears thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup blueberries fresh
  • Water for making the ice cubes

To make the lemonade

  • 8 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 Lemons juiced
  • 2 Limes juiced


To make the ice cubes

  • Cut the watermelon and pears into cubes big enough to fit the ice cube hole
  • Add fruits to the bottom of the tray
  • Add the water to the ice cubes to fill it up
  • Freeze for 4 hours to overnight.

To make the lemonade

  • Bring the water and sugar to a boil
  • Let it cool for about 30 minutes
  • Add the lemon and lime juices
  • Stir well
  • Add the Ice Cubes and server immediately


Calories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 1gSodium: 19mgPotassium: 242mgFiber: 3gSugar: 46gVitamin A: 565IUVitamin C: 36.5mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword creative ice cubes, fruit lemonades, summer lemonade for kids
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    1. Thank you, Rebecca. Perfect lemonade recipe to break your no-lemonade streak. 🙂

  1. So crazy out of all the things I’ve made, lemonade isn’t one of them. Love the idea of fresh fruit ice cubes!

    1. Thank you, Kiano. I think that you will like making this crazy lemonade, Haha!

    1. Thank you, Sandi. It is definitely one of the hottest summers I have experienced.

    2. I don’t have to imagine, I live in The Valley of the Sun! 😉 ick. I love your artsy photos and can’t get my hands on this lemonade fast enough!!!

    3. Thank you, Gwen. These lemonades is so perfect for those in “The Valley of the Sun”. Great way to combat the heat.

    1. Thank you, Christine. LOL!!! I won’t blame you if you do. A little V O D K A?

  2. This is a very appealing and refreshing drink idea! Since it’s the month of Ramadan (a Muslim month of fasting) therefore this drink will be a wonderful thirst quencher at the time of Fatoor (the breaking of the fast time) will be giving it a shot for sure.
    Thank you!

  3. I love fresh lemonade in the summer! Today we had a garage sale and my kids made freshly squeezed lemonade and chocolate chip cookies to sell and it was a great success! Next time they do a lemonade stand we are totally making these adorable ice cubes!

    1. Thank you, Emily. They are so perfect for garage sales. I hope they make a good amount from the Garage Sale.

  4. This lemonade looks so refreshing and so fun for the 4th! I LOVE the ice cubes! I’ve seen fruit cubes before, but not cut in little shapes! So many possibilities! I’ll add mint to my lemonade to freshen it up a bit, and some raspberry concentrate I’ll cook down and refrigerate to put in drinks and use with all sorts of things. 🙂 Can’t wait to try your version! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Ariel. I figured it was a good idea to have shaped images. It makes everyone be mesmerized by them.