Infusing your water with frozen fruit makes it delicious while keeping it cold. it’s a great way to get kids to drink more water during those hot summer days at the lake, beach, or even in the backyard! There are lots of different recipes for fruit-infused water, so here are some tips for making it great as well as a few of our personal favorites.
Strawberry-Cucumber Water: 1 thinly sliced English cucumber, 1 cup quartered strawberries, ice
Mint Watermelon Water: 4 cups cubed watermelon, 1/4 cup fresh mint (muddled), ice
Strawberry-Lavender Infused Water:1 cup quartered strawberries, 1/4 cup fresh lavender (muddled), ice
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“I like my freezer to be full of Stahlbush.”
-Gretchen Loos, Bozeman MT
How long does it take water to infuse?
More subtle flavors, like blueberry, will take longer to absorb into the water. Strong flavors like mint and lemon will infuse quickly.
A Few Notes
Keep in mind that fruit-infused water is perishable, so you should drink it within 2 hours of making, and not let it sit at room temperature. Once the fruit reaches room temperature (between 40 and 140F) bacteria can grow rapidly.
If you’re making fruit-infused water for kids, make sure you only give them as much as they will drink right away and take the water bottle or cup when they are done so any excess can be thrown out.
Bill and Karla Chambers started Stahlbush Island Farms with two crops, a piece of land and a passion for good food. Today the couple still lives in the same house on the farm and manages the business every day. Some may call that old-fashioned; we call it a family farm.