Ice cube trays can serve more than just that! If you didn’t know by now, you can freeze certain food and drink in the trays and use it when you need it. You can freeze homemade baby food, coffee cubes or even fruit. You can experiment with the trays and the result is going to be so cool! For now, check out the list below with ten different ideas on what to freeze. Some of them might even surprise you. This ice cube tray freezing doesn’t require much money or time, and it looks really interesting. Frozen berries, do you know how cute it looks? See it yourself.
With Halloween coming in two months, you can save this recipe for then or you can make the candy corn for no reason at all. To prepare the candy, you need food coloring, vanilla, half & half, Sweet N’ Low and of course, ice cube trays. Combine the last three ingredients and divide them in three bowls. Add the yellow and the orange color in separate bowl, leaving one white. Fill each section of the ice cube trays with half & half, freeze it and do the same with orange and then yellow mixture. You’ll have 12 – 16 ice cubes that you can use in coffee, root beer, cream sodas.
Freezing fresh herbs are a good idea because later you can use them in stews, soups and other dishes. To do so, you need chopped basil or other herb by your choice, water and ice cube trays. Fill each ice cube with one or two tablespoons of fresh chopped herbs and fill them with water. Pop out the cubes, place them in Ziploc bag and put them in the freezer.
The frozen fruit is a perfect way you can add something colorful and new to a party. Adding the frozen berries or any other fruit you would like in a drink is really cool – literally! You can add them in sangria, sparkling water or cocktails. For this, you need fruit by your choice, herbs such as mint or thyme, water and ice cube trays. Wash and cut the fruit in small pieces and put them in the ice cube trays. You can add only fruit or only herbs, or you can mix them. Fill with water and freeze.
Coffee lovers, you need to try this one out. First make your favorite coffee and let ti cool. After that, sip it in the ice cube trays and freeze them. When they are solid, you can use them. A good way to do so is putting them in a glass of milk. As the cubes are melting, your milk will have more coffee taste. Which, that is what we want, more coffee right?
Time for some sweets! If you don’t have time, you’re feeling laze or for any other reason you don’t or can’t spend time in the kitchen, then this recipe is for you. Buy strawberries and your favorite chocolate. Melt it and fill the ice cube trays with it an on top add a strawberry. Place them in the freezer. Whenever you feel like eating them, or serve them for guests, take them out, wait some time so that you can remove them from the trays and voila.
On a hot, summer day, there’s nothing better than a cool and refreshing snack. Yes, we are talking about watermelons. They are low in calories and are healthy snack. You need three cups of watermelon, few tablespoons of sugar and lemon juice. Puree the watermelon in a blender together with the sugar and the lemon juice. Remove the seeds and fill the ice cubes with the watermelon mixture. Put a toothpick in each cube and freeze.
Time for some tasty lemon pesto! Buy fresh basil leaves, toasted almonds, lemon juice and lemon zest, olive oil, garlic cloves and salt and pepper to taste. Toast the almonds and turn them when they’re aromatic and lightly toasted. Puree the other ingredients in a food processor and season with salt and pepper when they are minced well. Add the mixture in ice cube tray and freeze it. You can try out other combinations similar to this one, such as cilantro, basil and lemon; lemon, basil and dill.
Let’s make something for your little one. Carrot, mango, pear or sweet potato puree, your choice. The carrots should be peeled, chopped into large chunks and steamed until soft. Then put them in a blender with one cup of the steaming liquid and blend them. Put the carrot mixture in the ice cube trays and freeze. Same goes for the pears and the sweet potatoes. The mango shouldn’t be steamed. After being frozen, pop them out in a labeled bag.
A homemade lemonade is something you should really do from time to time. It’s easy, delicious, healthy and refreshing. An interesting way to make a lemonade is with a frozen ice tea fruit. First pick any fruit you’d like – berries are perfect for this thanks to being small (and cute). Buy lemonade ice tea and fresh mint. Fill the ice cube trays with the ice tea and the fruit. Freeze them overnight and then you can use them in cocktails, lemonade, water or ice tea.
Making cocktails or cooking is very easy with tricks like this one. Instead of juicing while you’re in the middle of a cooking chaos. You only need one ingredient and that are the lemons or any other fruit you would like to juice. Fill the ice cube trays with it and freeze. Before you use them, take them out of the fridge; it will take some time to defrost.