When you are at the Dollar Store and you pass by those packs of ice cube trays…you know the ones…they come in a 3 pack…just back up and throw a few into your cart so you will be ready to try some of these hacks! I love each and everyone of these and have used many…they are simple and oh so useful! These Ice Cube Tray Hacks That Will Make You Say WOW! Let me know which ones you try…love hearing from you all! ENJOY!
This is truly one of my most favorite Ice Cube Tray Hacks. You can save all kinds of herbs so you can pop them into your delicious dishes any time at all! Chopped herbs and olive oil work magic. When You Visit The Whoot there is a quick video you can watch. Your stews…soups and stir-fry recipes will thank you and so will the whole family!
Here’s another brilliant Ice Cube Hack by Smart School House. Whip up your favorite batch of cereal snacks and then use an ice cube tray as a mold. Perfect popping size don’t you think. Visit this blog for more details!
Oh Joy has so many incredible creations…each and everyone of them puts a smile on my face as do these Fruity Summer Striped Ice Cubes. From Kiwi, Cucumber, Mint and Lime Smoothie Cubes to Mango and more (all with a touch of coconut milk) They create incredibly delicious sodas…just by adding a few cubes with seltzer or soda of your choice over them…YUMMY! Oh Joy will show you exactly how to make these gorgeous cubes and you can come up with your very own combinations!
This hacks will make many people happy if they have had a little bit too much Sun! You will find a complete tutorial on how to make fresh Aloe Ice Cubes…but if you don’t have the time…you can pick up your favorite Aloe Vera Lotion…fill up the cubes and freeze! I keep some in my freezer but I use them when I burn myself…you know when you grab the handle of your cast iron frying pan or think you don’t need an extra mitt for that Lasagna you are taking out of your oven 🙂 So I can attest first hand they are great!
Here is one of my FAVORITE Ice Cube Hacks ever. I love Ice Coffee and hate to have in watered down in any way…so as Kiran Tarun will show you…just freeze up some coffee cubes…black…with cream…with cream and sugar…whatever you love and ice that coffee in style! You can use the same hack for Iced Tea…Sweet Tea…Sangria…Juice and the list goes on!
Hello, Wonderful whipped up some Quick and Easy Frozen Yogurt Pops…the perfect little snack size! She will show you how to create some for your ice cube tray …she uses fresh fruits and more! Of course you can always freeze your favorite flavor yogurt that is pre-made as a time saver. What I love about these is that you know how kids are…sometimes all they want it a little taste and if they want more…well they can have another. Great for you too…sometimes you are just looking for a little treat with little calories…well this hack is for you!
Talk about a quick and easy yummy snack! Over at Chocolate Covered Katie she will show you how all you need is an ice cube…some melted chocolate and peanut butter! That’s it…freeze and eat! Just letting you know…these move quickly out of the freezer! Drop by for more deets!
Do you make your own Baby Food? Well if you do..this is a fabulous way to keep it fresh and available any time! So simple…just freeze…pop them out and place them in little freezer bags! Really handy. If you drop by Help Me Grow Utah you will find out everything you need to know about Baby Food!
This is a great hack…making Spinach Ice Cubes make great Healthy Smoothies…but what I love these cubes for is just adding a little green to any fruit smoothie! You can add one or two into a strawberry mango smoothie and you would never even know! Great way to get a little bit of green into everyone in the family.
You know what your next party needs? Some GORGEOUS Ice Cubes filled with edible flowers. They are quick…easy and fabulous! Turns any drink into a magical adventure. For more information on making these…drop by She Uncovered.
Would you like to have that “Spa” treatment any time in your own home…well make some of these Cucumber Ice Cubes and you will have to do is add your favorite Spring Water or Seltzer! Sometimes we just don’t have any cucumbers about and this way they are readily available any time! These are super pretty and you can see how these are made over at Inspiralized.
I love this idea over at Real Simple. If you want to organize some of your costume jewelry to make it easy to find in a drawer…an ice cube tray to the rescue!
Some times you just need a little bit of Tomato Sauce and MANY times you need a little bit of Tomato Paste (you know how that is…you don’t need the whole little can…you put it back into the fridge and by the time you go to use it again it’s hard and wasted? Have you been there? Well why not make Tomato Paste Ice Cubes and Tomato Sauce Ice Cubes. Believe me they will come in handy! For more info…drop by The Comfort Of Cooking.
I LOVE this one too. Having Herbed Butter at your finger tips any time is a great thing! Just think…if you decide on baked potatoes tonight…just pop out a butter cube for each potato and everything is tastier! You can melt it on some plain pasta…add a touch of cheese and YUM. Perfect for Veggies…Bread…Rice and more! Just melt your butter…simmer some herbs…pour and freeze! For a perfect recipe…visit Wishful Chef…Bon Appetit!
Sometimes you want a hot homemade cookie but you don’t want a whole batch. Sometimes you want to treat the kids to a warm cookie and milk when they come home from school but you don’t want dozens of them…so why not make up a batch and portion the batter out in ice cube trays…freeze them…put them in a zip lock and you can take out just what you need when you need them. Simply defrost…roll in a ball and bake! Great Idea Good Housekeeping!
NEVER be without fresh lemon juice again! We all know that there is NOTHING like real fresh lemon juice for our Water…Soda…Sauces…Lemonade and more. So…get a nice batch of lemons…squeeze them and pour the juice into ice cube trays…they will be there whenever you need them! Thanks to the good people at Good Housekeeping for this great idea!
What do you get when you add chopped strawberries to Champagne and then freeze it? The best ice cubes ever! Perfect for that next glass of Champagne…Sparkling Wine and more. Get more info over at Laylita!
Why didn’t I think of this one? It’s such a natural! For those of you that grow seedlings to plant…a good solid ice cube tray is simple perfection. Just drill a whole…add dirt…plant seeds and watch them grow. A great way to start an herb garden from scratch don’t you think? Thank you Mr. Brown Thumb for this amazing idea!
Over at The Greedy Vegan you will get the scoop on how to freeze avocados! This is an amazing thing to have in your freezer. You can pop some out and make a little Guac or take one out and use it as a spread on your sandwich and so much more. Avocados are SOOOOOO good for you…try to get a little in whenever you can. Great in smoothies and in baking too! Check it out! DON’T leave out the lemon…it’s a must. Another reason I love this is the fact that avocados go bad very quickly after the come to a full ripe…this way…NO WASTE!
The Food Network has a truly brilliant hack…grated ginger and grated garlic. What a great way to always have it on hand! You can also freeze…pesto…roasted garlic…brown butter…caramelized onions…buttermilk…wine and so much more! So think about what you are always reaching for and see if it is freezable…it will make your life so much easier and your food all the more tasty!
Saved my favorite for last. I do a lot of painting and an ice cube tray makes the perfect pallet…it truly does! You can put just a little bit in or a lot…you can mix colors also and if you have to stop and continue your project laster…wrap the tray in cling wrap and it will be ready to use when you are (of course you have to use it within a day : ) You pay so much more for a regular pallet and for a much smaller one…it is a no brainer to add some ice cube trays into your studio! Great for kids crafts also…you can split up the paint for each kid…perfect when a whole group is doing a craft at a Birthday Party or just creating at home. LOVE IT and I know you will too. Thank you How Ornament My Eden!
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