When you think of spiralizing, you probably think, “Great, I can make spiralized noodles!”
While, yes, you can spiralize a vegetable (like zucchini) and turn it into a healthy pasta dish, you can also use the spiralizer as a hack!
I have a few favorite spiralizer hacks, and today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorites: spiralized cucumber ice cubes!
Now, I consider a hack basically anything other than what you’d normally use the spiralizer for (ie making a pasta.) For example, did you know that you can spiralize a citrus to use as a garnish? That’s a hack!
Well, have you ever infused a pitcher or bottle of water with fruit or veggies? I love spa water, so I tend to make a big jug of it in the morning and sip on it all day.
However, it can be a drag to get those seeds in your water or deal with the more concentrated flavors in the fruits and veggies from having them floating freely in your “infused” water.
The solution? Add spiralized cucumbers to your ice cubes and let the cucumber flavor slowly infuse the drink, as the ice cube melts and the cucumber water melts out.
I used large ice cube trays, because I think they’re fun for cocktails and also, you can fit in more cucumber. Here is the link to the ice cube trays I used.
There are so many fun ways to use these spiralized cucumber ice cubes. Here are a few:
- Add them to a glass of water and enjoy your pretty cucumber infused water
- Rub them on your under-eye skin to reduce puffiness
- Add them to your favorite cucumber-flavored cocktail, like a Cucumber Gin Cooler or Spritzer
Now, tell me, what are your favorite spiralizer hacks? And stay tuned tomorrow for a fun video incorporating that hack!
Spiralizer Hack: Ice Cubes with Spiralized Cucumbers
- 1 large English seedless cucumber Blade A
- Pack a large ice cube tray with a pinch of spiralized cucumber. Pour over with water. Fill all the cavities of the ice cube tray and freeze for at least 12 hours. One large cucumber will yield about 24 large ice cubes.