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Fruit infused water recipe is the perfect alternative to sugary drinks. With only a few ingredients, this refreshing drink is quick and easy.
Fruit Infused Water Recipe
Jazz up plain water with fruit. Not only does it look pretty but it tastes delicious. In addition, fruit infused water also has health benefits.
If you are trying to drink more water, give this recipe a try. It is a simple way to make sure you drink enough water.
Fruit infused water tastes great making it a great option for staying hydrated. There isn’t any added sugar to this recipe.
There are several different flavor combinations to try using fresh fruits. Keep reading for lots of tasty ideas to enjoy this water.
Let’s make these fruit water recipes.
- Mason Jars, 12 oz each
- Mint Leaves, optional
How to make fruit infused water:
- Put the fruit in each cup. Place the fruit of your choice in the bottom of each of the mason jars (approximately ⅓ cup per jar).
- Add the filtered water. Pour the cold water into the jar and stir the fruit around.
- Release some of the fruit juice. Press the fruit gently with a spoon to slightly smash the fruit so that it releases some of the flavors into the water.
- Garnish each glass. Then add mint leave if you prefer and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. While optional fruits and herbs make a great combination.
- Top with ice cubes. Each glass should be topped with ice right before serving and enjoy!
Can you eat the fruit after infusing water?
It is fine to eat the fruit in this fruit infused water. Just keep in mind that the fruit will be less sweet and watery after being in the water. The texture will also be softer.
However, after about 12 hours, the fruit can get mushy and start to turn the water bitter.
I don’t recommend eating the fruit after 24 hours.
How long do you leave fruit in water to infuse?
The fruit needs to be in the water a minimum of 3 to 4 hours to enhance the flavor. You can leave the fruit in the water up to 12 hours if you prefer.
The longer the fruit is in the water, the stronger the water will be flavored.
Can you use frozen fruit?
Frozen fruit can be substituted in this recipe. However, the water is most flavorful with fresh fruit.
However, frozen fruit has the added benefit of keeping the water colder and gradually releasing flavor.
Benefits of fruit infused water:
- Easy to stay hydrated. This flavor packed drink makes it easy for your family to stay hydrated.
- Healthy alternative to soda and juice. The water has the perfect hint of flavor. It is a tasty substitute for sugary drinks.
- Naturally sweet. This drink does not have any added sugar. It is naturally sweetened and flavored from the fruit.
- Rich in Vitamin C. You can feel good about serving this drink to your family. They will get lots of extra vitamins.
- Uses fresh produce. Instead of letting fruit go to waste, use it to make this water. It is also great for leftover fruit.
- Detox water. Some variations of this can be used as a detox water. Lemon with Mint is a great example of this.
Fruit Infused Water Recipes to try
You can easily use your favorite fruit combos to make this infused water your own. Here are the combos that we made and loved!
- Raspberry and Lemon
- Strawberry with Pineapple
- Lemon with Mint
- Lemon Lime (Citrus fruits pair perfectly in this recipe.)
- See Delicious Flavored Water Recipes for more combinations.
Fruit infusion water tips:
- Citrus Infused Water. Acidic fruits such as lemon and orange juice can erode your teeth over time. It is recommended that you use a straw to drink fruit infused water with citrus.
- Tap or filtered water. You can use either of these to make this recipe.
- Refrigerate. The water is best served cold. Try to chill it for at least an hour before serving. If you want to enjoy this drink immediately, top with ice cubes.
- Make ahead. If you are serving this for a party, make it several hours in advance. This will give the fruit time to flavor the water and it will be sufficiently chilled.
- Organic fruit. If you can, use organic fruit to help keep your water free of chemicals and pesticides.
- Wash fruit thoroughly. Each piece of fruit needs to be washed extremely well before using.
- Try fruit shapes for parties. Cut the fruit into shapes using cookie cutters or a melon baller. This is so pretty for parties or special occasions.
- Stay away from soft and mushy fruits. Some fruits should be avoided when making fruit infused water. For example, don’t use bananas.
- Sparkling Water. Substitute sparkling water for plain water in this recipe. It is a healthy drink option when you are craving soda.
- Customize the recipe. It is easy to adapt for what you prefer or have on hand. Feel free to experiment with different types of fruit combinations.
- Fruit. Fresh or Frozen work can be used in this recipe. We prefer to use fresh fruit but frozen is good in a pinch. It is also perfect in the Summer when you want something to beat the heat.
- Flavored ice cubes. Try freezing fruit inside ice cubes. This should not be a replacement for the infused fruit but instead an enhancement. The fruit filled ice cubes will keep the drink nice and cold.
Enjoy this refreshing water.
It will be easy to stay hydrated with this refreshing fruit flavored water. It is a simple and easy way to enhance water without much work.
Your family will enjoy drinking water with this fruity water. It is naturally sweet without added sugar for a healthy drink. Give it a try today.
Print Fruit water infusion recipes below:
Fruit Infused Water
- 3 Mason Jars 12 oz each
- 1 cup Fruit
- 3 cups Water
- 2 Mint Leaves optional
- 1 cup Ice
- Place the fruit of your choice in the bottom of each of the mason jars (approximately ⅓ cup per jar).
- Pour the water into the jar and stir the fruit around. Press the fruit gently with a spoon to slightly smash the fruit so that it releases some of the flavors into the water.
- Then add mint leave is you prefer and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
- Top with the ice right before serving and enjoy!
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