How to Make Fruit-Infused Water

Staying hydrated doesn’t have to be a bore. Give your water some pizazz with fruit infusion. Water is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Hydration helps to deliver oxygen throughout the body, aids in digestion, suppresses our appetites, and boosts skin health. But for some, drinking plain water tastes bland.

Adding fresh berries, citrus, and herbs to your water will allow you to extract the flavors of the ingredients while also adding restorative properties which makes it a great alternative to ordinary H2O. Get ready because we’re going to show you how to make fruit-infused water in a variety of combinations.

Servings: 8 cups

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Chill Time: 1 hour

Step #1. Prepare Ingredients

  • 8 cups water
  • Ice
  • Fruit (see combinations below)
  • Sugar (or Stevia for sugar-free), Optional
  • Pitcher or glass jars
  • Wooden spoon

Step #2. Pick a Fruit Combination

VERSION 1: Mixed Berry Fruit-Infused Water

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced

VERSION 2: Pineapple, Mint and Cucumber-Infused Water

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced thinly
  • 1 bunch mint leaves

VERSION 3: Citrus-Infused Water

  • 1 orange, in wedges
  • 1 lemon, in wedges
  • 1 tangerine, in wedges
  • Optional: for this fruit-infused water, you can also add a bit of orange and lemon juice, to taste.

Step #3. Fill the Pitcher or Jar With Ice & Fruit

Fill a big jar or pitcher with ice (leaving some room for the fruit). Add your favorite fruit combination from above.

Step #4. Add Water & Stir

Fill with water and use a wooden spoon to stir the water and fruit together.

Step #5. Add Sweetener - OPTIONAL

Add sugar or Stevia to taste, and mix it well until dissolved (this is also great without any sugar added!).

Step #6. Chill the Fruit-Infused Water & Serve

Let it chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator - serve with more ice.

How long does fruit infused water last? Your infused water can last up to 3 days depending on the type of ingredients you’re using. However, if you plan on storing it longer than 24 hours, be sure to remove the fruit from the water. Removing the fruit will help prevent the fruit from decomposing and giving the water an unpleasant taste.

Don’t settle for store bought “vitamin water,” which can contain artificial ingredients. Adding fruits, herbs, and even some vegetables to your water means you’ll get amazing benefits with little to no calories. Pitchers and to-go cups designed specifically for infusing water make hydrating convenient and enjoyable.

Which of these recipes are you most excited to try? What are some other fruit combinations that you think we might enjoy?

A glass pitcher filled with ice and berries.

How to Make Fruit-Infused Water

Joss D
Staying hydrated doesn’t have to be a bore. Give your water some pizazz with fruit infusion.
4.8 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 8 cups
Calories 24 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 8 cups water
  • Ice
  • Fruit - see combinations below
  • Sugar (or Stevia for sugar-free) - Optional

Fruit Combination 1: Mixed Berry

  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries - sliced

Fruit Combination 2: Minty

  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cucumber - sliced thinly
  • 1 bunch mint leaves

Fruit Combination 3: Citrus

  • 1 orange - in wedges
  • 1 lemon - in wedges
  • 1 tangerine - in wedges
  • Orange and/or lemon juice - to taste, OPTIONAL

Instructions
 

  • Fill a big jar or pitcher with ice (leaving some room for the fruit). Add your favorite fruit combination from above.
    A pitcher filled with ice, light background. Clementines in the background.
  • Fill with water and use a wooden spoon to stir the water and fruit together.
    A glass pitcher filled with ice and berries.
  • Add sugar or Stevia to taste, and mix it well until dissolved (this is also great without any sugar added!).
    A glass pitcher filled with ice and berries. A measuring spoon of sugar held by a hand.
  • Let it chill for 1 hour in the refrigerator - serve with more ice.
    A glass pitcher and glass filled with berries, ice and water.

Equipment

Pitcher, Glass Jars or Infuser Water Bottle
Wooden spoon

Notes

Nutrition information is provided for Fruit Combination 1: Mixed Berry, without added sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 13mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 10IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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