How to Make Ice Cubes With Sugar

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How to Make Ice Cubes With Sugar
Sugar and water ice cubes provide a twist to your favourite unsweetened beverages. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Pot of water
  • 1 cup of raw sugar
  • Wooden spoon
  • Ice tray

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Instructions

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Place the ice tray in freezer and freeze.

  5. 5

    Add ice cubes to unsweetened tea or other beverages.

Tips and warnings

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

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