To make your summer extra cool, we’d like to draw your attention to a revolutionary way to boost your beverages—flavored ice cubes. These fun cubes are the perfect way to beat the heat; they liven up everything from a glass of H2O to your standard lemonade recipe. Click through the slideshow below for fresh fruit flavors, creative chocolate cubes, and more.

Extra Easy Smoothies

These Fruit Smoothie Ice Cubes from Simply Sophisticate are less about popping in your drink and more about popping in your blender—but they’re still a fantastic way to use your ice cube tray this summer. This idea not only saves time in your morning smoothie routine, it also saves fruit and makes it easy to whip up different smoothie flavors for different members of your family. Yum! Get the recipe here.

photo: Simply Sophisticate

Which ice cubes will your kiddos love most? Share with us in the comment section below!

—Abigail Matsumoto