Do you have a creative itch as we do? Or do you tire of having too many ice cube trays lying around? Wait! Don't dump them just yet. Read along for ten unique ways you could put them to good use; these include tricks that are easy to do and not limited to the kitchen, so you are sure to find one to love.
Ice cube trays seem so basic that you may not be able to see past using them to make ice cubes. But you'd be amazed at the unique ways you could be using them!
We hope you love these 9:
1. Keep excess egg whites
Did you know you could freeze egg whites? It is a unique discovery considering there are so many recipes that only require egg yolks. Pour the separated egg whites into ice cube trays and let it freeze for when next you need it for that delicious meringue.
2. Organize your junk drawer
A fancy organizer is all that until you see what it costs. Just use your ice cube trays instead?
3. Make caramelized onions
Caramelized onions are a charm in several exotic recipes. Just in case you were carried away and made way too much, pour them into an ice cube tray and let them freeze.
4. Keep your herbs fresh
Keep your leftovers herbs fresh by pouring them into ice cubes and letting them freeze. This can be applied for many herbs e.g., rosemary, sage, thyme, and oregano. Alternatively, you may consider preserving them in olive oil.
5. Freeze little amounts of stock
Don't toss out leftover stock from cooking soups and gravies; transfer them to ice cube trays and freeze them. This not only keeps the stock fresh, but it also makes it easy to use them later on!
6. Store smoothies
Are you torn about dumping that small smoothie leftover? Don't be, pour it into an ice cube tray, and freeze them!
7. Store leftover milk and cream
When you have just a little bit of milk, cream, or other similar products, pour it into an ice cube tray; it'll make for a delicious addition to coffee or iced tea later.
8. Keep some wine around for cooking
Do you love to add wine to your favorite sauces? Make it handy by converting it into iced cubes; you may even choose to add it to other drinks since it's so easy to use.
9. Make coffee ice cubes
Save your leftover coffee for later by pouring it into ice cube trays. The ice cubes will keep your iced coffee strong until the last sip.
You'd agree that ice cubes make otherwise boring chores fun and more comfortable to do. If you know of more ways to reuse ice cube trays, share!