17 Inventive Ways To Use Your Ice Cube Trays!Sheri Silver
Still using your ice cube tray…to make ice cubes? That’s sooo yesterday. Here are 17 clever uses for those trays (you’ll probably want to go out and by a few more)!
Ice Cube Trays Are Not Just For Ice! 1 of 18
From flowers to egg whites, pizza sauce and herbs, there are so many great uses for your ice cube trays!
Freeze Homemade Baby Food 2 of 18
Ice cube trays are the perfect size for freezing homemade baby purees. And you'll have far less waste as you can take out just what you need, based on your baby's appetite!
Try this recipe for Moroccan Spiced Carrots from Brooklyn Supper at Babble
Make Coffee Ice Cubes 3 of 18
Next time you brew coffee, freeze some in ice cube trays. Add the cubes to your iced coffee and say "good bye" to watery, diluted drinks!
Make Sweet Iced Coffee at Babble
Gross Out Your Kids 4 of 18
What kid wouldn't go nuts for these wormy ice cubes? Serve these up at your Halloween party for lots of "eews" (the highest praise a kid can give)!
Find out how to make Gummy Worm Ice Cubes at Babble
Freeze Egg Whites 5 of 18
Next time you need only egg yolks for a recipe, don't toss the whites! They freeze beautifully, and one egg white fills a "cube" perfectly.
Learn how to store and freeze egg whites at Baked by Rachel
Store Fresh Herbs 6 of 18
One of the best ways to store fresh herbs, to use all winter long, is in the freezer!
Find out how at Donuts, Dresses and Dirt
Make Watermelon "Cubes" 7 of 18
Got some leftover watermelon? Freeze watermelon puree and add the cubes to your lemonade - colorful and delicious!
Make Watermelon Ice Cubes at Babble
Store Leftover Sauce 8 of 18
I love freezing leftover homemade pizza sauce. You only need a handful of cubes, so a large batch of sauce will last a long time!
Get this recipe for 5-Minute Pizza Sauce at The Comfort of Cooking
Make Edible Flower Ice Cubes 9 of 18
Extra large ice cube trays and roses, pansies and nasturtiums create these gorgeous cubes.
Image courtesy of Salted & Styled
Conduct a Science Experiment 10 of 18
There's a "secret" ingredient that allows you to pick up an ice cube with a piece of string.
Find out how at Spoonful
Freeze Leftover Wine 11 of 18
Sometimes - I've heard - there's a little leftover wine hanging about. Don't pour it away! Freeze it into cubes, to use in cooking (add a few while making homemade marinara or Bolognese sauce), or in place of ice cubes in your sangria.
Flavor Your Water, Naturally 12 of 18
These "minty" cubes are a great way to use up the abundance of mint that I find myself with each season. They're perfect in a tall glass of water on a hot day!
Make Minty Ice Cubes at Babble
Make Pesto "Cubes" 13 of 18
Best hostess ever? That's you, courtesy of these charming pesto "cubes", to give to your guests.
Image and recipe courtesy of E.A.T.
Make Fruit Pops! 14 of 18
Think "outside the box" (or cube) and make these beautiful vegan fruit pops.
Image and recipe courtesy of mulipuli
Freshen Your Garbage Disposal 15 of 18
How clever is this? Freeze lemon pieces and vinegar into cubes. Toss a few in your garbage disposal every now and then to freshen things up.
Image courtesy of Tip Garden
Portion Off Tomato Paste 16 of 18
Is it me, or do most recipes call for less than a full can of tomato paste? Freeze the leftovers in ice cube trays - a standard size holds about two tablespoons per cube.
Make a Prettier Iced Tea 17 of 18
Herbal flowers, such as calendula and wild bergamot, are a beautiful complement to a tall glass of sun tea.
Image and recipe courtesy of Castanea
Freeze Chicken Stock 18 of 18
Homemade stock freezes beautifully so you'll always have it on-hand for sauces and homemade soup!
Image and recipe courtesy of Three Blondes and a Tomas