With sweet, succulent blueberries, bright and tangy lemons, and fragrant fresh thyme, this simple Blueberry Water Recipe transforms your everyday glass of water into an extra refreshing and surprisingly flavorful beverage.
Perfect for brunch gatherings, outdoor summer events, and day-to-day hydration.
Fruit infusions are a great way to convert water from boring and bland to beautiful and delicious. And the flavor possibilities are endless!
In this post, we’re diving into a simple and satisfying water infusion flavor everyone will enjoy – blueberry.
Everyone loves blueberries!
This blueberry water recipe infuses crystal-clear, cool, and refreshing water with fresh or frozen blueberries, lemons, and a touch of thyme.
The results are a hydrating, antioxidant-packed infused water impossible to resist!
If it’s difficult for you to drink enough plain water during the day or you want to cut back on sugary drinks, having a pitcher of this infused water in your fridge will entice you to reach for the water all day long!
If you love healthy blueberry recipes, check out my Homemade Blueberry Sauce, Blueberry Frozen Yogurt, Homemade Blueberry Juice, and Blueberry Kale Smoothie while you’re here, but first, blueberry water.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Here are four reasons why this recipe is a keeper:
- It’s low-effort. Infusing water with fruit is easier than you may think.
- It encourages you to up your water intake, which in turn can improve overall health.
- You aren’t limited to blueberries. There are infinite flavor combinations for you to experiment with.
- This is an excellent and genuinely enjoyable alternative to high-sugar sodas and fruit juices.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make blueberry water:
- Blueberries – A darker blue pigment distinguishes a sweeter berry, so use the bluest, freshest, and juiciest blueberries you can find. If you aren’t satisfied with the selection, grab a bag of frozen blueberries instead. They’re picked and frozen at their prime, guaranteeing a great-tasting berry.
- Lemon – Adding slices of lemon makes an all-around more appealing and dynamic infusion. Plus, it boosts vitamin C. Feel free to experiment with other citrus fruits. For example, you can swap lemons with limes and oranges or use some of each.
- Thyme sprig – Sweet and juicy blueberries pair beautifully with thyme’s woody, floral, and slightly citrusy essence. Fresh herbs, like basil, rosemary, mint, and rosemary, complement blueberries nicely as well.
- Cold Water – I highly recommend always making fruit-infused water with filtered or distilled water. They eliminate the flavor impurities tap water tends to have.
- Ice – Adding ice cubes is optional. You have to set the water in the fridge for a bit before serving, so it will be cold and refreshing regardless.
How to Make Blueberry Water
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to make blueberry-infused water:
- Combine the fruit and herbs: Add blueberries, a couple of lemon wheels, and a sprig of thyme to a pitcher or quart-size mason jar (or wide-mouth half-gallon mason jar if you plan to add ice).
- Muddle the fruit and herbs: Using a wooden spoon or muddler, mash the ingredients ever so gently to release the juices and extract more flavor. Pour in the water and stir.
- Chill until infused, and serve: Cover and place it in the refrigerator for at least an hour so the flavors can bind and infuse with the water. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight. Mix before serving. Serve cold.
Use the freshest ingredients possible. It makes a big difference in the flavor quality of the finished drink.
Make sure you wash the berries, fruit, and herbs very well. You don’t want any dirt or debris to contaminate your clean water.
For the best-flavored water, let the blueberries, lemons, and herbs soak in the water in the fridge for at least one hour. Or you can add everything to your pitcher or mason jar the night before to enjoy the next day.
Once the water is infused, you can strain out the solid ingredients. Doing so will also extend the shelf-life for a couple of days.
You can easily use this fruit-infused water recipe as a guideline and mix and match the ingredients with other berries, citrus fruits, and herbs.
Here are some combination ideas:
- Strawberries + lemon + basil
- Watermelon + cucumber + mint
- Blackberries + lemon + thyme
- Raspberries + lemon + ginger
- Black raspberries + orange + ginger
Storing & Freezing
Storing: Infused water is best consumed within the same 24 hours that it is prepared. Any longer, and the fruit will start becoming bitter and soggy. To make it last a few extra days, strain out the solids and keep the infused water in an airtight container in the fridge.
Freezing: You can freeze the strained infused water in an ice cube tray. Keep the cubes frozen in a freezer-safe bag for your next batch of blueberry water. As the cubes melt, they won’t water down your drink.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make infused water with sparkling water?
Yes! Sparkling water is a great idea, especially if you miss the fizz from a carbonated soda.
For this recipe, you can use pure sparkling water or experiment with fruity flavors like lime, lemon, berry, orange, peach, apricot, and so on.
How much blueberry water does this make?
It makes about four 8-ounce glasses of blueberry water and is best enjoyed within 24 hours. So if you know your daily water intake is more than 32 ounces (or less), adjust the ingredients proportionally.
More Healthy Drink Recipes
- Thyme Tea
- Armenian Yogurt Drink
- Pineapple Water
- Homemade Strawberry Soda
- Homemade Ginger Tea with Mint
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 lemon slices
- 1 thyme sprig
- 4 cups water
- ice (optional)
- Add the blueberries, lemon slices, and thyme sprig to a pitcher or mason jar.
- With a wooden spoon, slightly mash the ingredients.
- Add the water and ice (if using). Place in the refrigerator and leave it there for at least one hour to allow the flavors to infuse the water. You can also leave it in the fridge overnight.
- Store the blueberry water in the fridge and consume within 24 hours.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 7Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 10mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 0g
Nutrition facts provided on this website are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a qualified health care provider for personalized diet advice and make sure that each of the ingredients is allowed in your diet.