Keep kids cool and hydrated all Summer long with this refreshing Rainbow Fruit Water with Frozen Fruit! This is a fun, colorful – and totally delicious! – way to encourage kids to drink more water!
Hi there, friends! It’s Keri from Shaken Together and I am so glad to hang out with you all Summer long during the Chicks’ Mother Hen series! Since we’re in Water Play week, I figured I would share a refreshing fruit infused water that is healthy and delicious!
Rainbow Fruit Water with Frozen Fruit
Now, this isn’t just any ol’ fruit infused water. This Rainbow Fruit Water starts with an assortment of rainbow colored fresh fruit:
- Green Grapes
- Purple Grapes
You can use whatever fruit your family enjoys, so you can substitute watermelon, peaches, star fruit, lemons, limes, honeydew melon, blueberries, plums and more.
While you can just cut the fruit into cubes and slices, it’s a little more fun if you use my secret weapon:
That’s right … mini cookie cutters!! These cute cutters make it so easy to make strawberry hearts, cantaloupe tulips, pineapple stars and kiwi flowers!
Tips for preparing the rainbow fruit for the freezer:
- Use small half sheet baking sheets to make it easier to fit the pans in your freezer.
- Wash the outside of oranges, strawberries and grapes since the fruit will be placed in water for drinking.
- When cutting slices of fruit, make sure your slices are not thicker than the height of your cookie cutters.
- To make the strawberry hearts, cut large strawberries in half lengthwise and then line up the heart shaped cutter with the natural shape of the strawberry.
- Use the leftover fruit pieces for fruit salad, to stir into yogurt or to top waffles.
Once the fruit is sliced and cut, place it in the freezer for a few hours. Isn’t the frozen fruit so pretty?!
The frozen fruit will flavor the water as it thaws but it will also serve as ice cubes to keep water COLD! Now, let’s make a few glasses of this Rainbow Fruit Water!
Once the frozen fruit is layered in the glass, fill the glass with regular or sparkling water! It’s just that easy!
This Rainbow Fruit Water is absolutely perfect after a hot day of water balloons, pool time, a water gun fight or any other Summer activity! As the fruit thaws, it flavors the water and provides a healthy snack to nibble on!
What fruit will you use? Do you have any fun cookie cutters for cutting the fruit?
This would also be so pretty layered in a pitcher or drink dispenser for your Summer parties and get togethers!