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Turn Your Scraps Of Summer Fruit Into The Most Gorgeous Ice Cubes

It's just what your next summer bash needs.

As part of HuffPost's “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.

There's so much to love about abundant, sweet summer produce, except how quickly it goes from ready-to-eat to overripe ... and how many little pieces get thrown in the trash when you can't think of a purpose for them. Rather than toss out those beautiful berries and fresh herbs, you should freeze them.

Turning your overripe fruit and about-to-wilt herbs into fancy ice cubes is one of the easiest and prettiest ways to fight food waste in your kitchen. Plus, they're a great addition to any summer party. We gathered together a few ideas for you: some of them classic and others a little more out of the box, but all of them a genius solution to minimizing waste -- and getting more mileage out of your groceries.

Check them out:

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Whole Strawberry Ice Cubes
The View from Great Island
Get the Whole Strawberry Ice Cubes recipe from The View from Great Island
2
Citrus Cubes
Pip & Ebby
Get the Citrus Cubes recipe from Pip & Ebby
3
Strawberry Lime Ice Cubes
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Strawberry Lime Ice Cubes recipe from Half Baked Harvest
4
Mint Ice Cubes
Give Recipe
Get the Mint Ice Cubes recipe from Give Recipe
5
Edible Flower Ice Cubes
The View from Great Island
Get the Edible Flower Ice Cubes recipe from The View from Great Island
6
Iced Tea Ice Cubes
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Iced Tea Ice Cubes recipe from Half Baked Harvest
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Fruity Berry Ice Cubes
Boulder Locavore
Get the Fruity Berry Ice Cubes recipe from Boulder Locavore

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