Let’s take a moment here and think fondly of the person who dreamed up the Dollar Store, and the person who invented ice cube trays. Together, they’re a beautiful thing. You can also find them in yard sales for CHEAP.
I use mine for a lot of things, but here are a few of my favorites!
- Use them to freeze homemade chicken, beef, or vegetable stock. Each cube is about 2 tbsp of stock. Once they’re frozen I loosen the cubes and throw them in a baggie (labeled) or plastic container and keep them in the freezer. Instant homemade stock!
- Use them to freeze Kool-Aid Lemonade. These ice cubes are great added to a glass of tea, and don’t leave you with a watered down drink. They’re also good with other flavors of Kool-Aid! (Think Cherry ice cubes in a glass of Blastin’ Berry Kool-Aid).
- Use them to freeze milk for your coffee. Cools it down and adds creamer! Especially if you mix it with some vanilla extract or something for a boost of flavor!
- Freeze fresh herbs in olive oil for an instant flavor boost to your cooking. Plus, don’t feel bad about wasting money when you have to throw out those fresh herbs that have gone rotten. Just freeze them before they rot.
What do you use your ice trays for?