Lemon Ice Cubes
On a hot afternoon there’s nothing better than a cold drink. Instead of going through the trouble of squeezing the lemons and measuring sugar, your child can create ice cubes ready for whenever she has a hankering for a refreshing beverage!
What You Need:
- 1 ice cube tray
- 3 to 4 lemons
- Hand held juicer
- Paring knife
- Small bowl
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ cup water
- Mixing spoon
- Ice cube tray
What You Do:
- Invite your child to slice the lemons in half, offering assistance as needed. Using a paring knife is an essential cooking skill, but does require adult supervision!
- Now get out the hand-held juicer and encourage your child to squeeze the lemons and then pour the juice into the bowl.
- Once the lemons are juiced, your child can measure and add the sugar to the lemon juice. She can also add the water and give things a stir.
- Now your child can carefully pour the lemony liquid in the ice cube tray and place in the freezer.
- Once the ice cubes are set, your child can experiment by adding them to her favorite beverages, or a nice tall glass of water, and seeing how things taste!
Did You Know:
Ice cube trays were invented in the late 1800s but didn’t hit it big until the stainless steel version, created by Guy L. Tinkham, became available in 1933.