How to Make Ice Cubes With Sugar

Updated April 17, 2017

Ice cubes made of sugar (and water) can both sweeten and cool your favourite summer beverages. Perfect for unsweetened iced tea and/or smoothies, sugar ice cubes are also ideal for sweetening mixed drinks without the added dye and/or high fructose corn syrup often found in sodas. Add a sugar ice cube to a cup of water for a finicky child to encourage the intake of more water. Sugar ice cubes are also good for diabetic children who have lost their appetites due to sickness.

Pour water into a small pot and bring it to a boil under medium heat.

Remove the pot of water from the hob and add sugar. Stir the mix until the sugar completely dissolves.

Allow the sugar water to cool, then pour it into the ice tray.

Place the ice tray in freezer and freeze.

Add ice cubes to unsweetened tea or other beverages.


To expedite the freezing process, use distilled water instead of tap.

Things You'll Need

  • Pot of water
  • 1 cup of raw sugar
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ice tray
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Kay Jenkins has been writing faith-related articles since 1996. Her articles have appeared in the "Twin Visions" weekly newspaper and Candler Women's "Celebrating Our Stories." She has written for several syndicated e-zines and books on demand. Jenkins holds dual master's degrees in divinity and theology from Emory University. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Rutgers University.