[Last Updated on March 21st 2014]
It’s a good thing to expand our creativity, and the easiest place to start is at home, these are some of the many unusual, yet ingenious ways to get advantage of a simple ice cube tray
- Wine leftovers, if you haven’t quite finished a whole bottle, pour the rest into an ice cube tray to use for making sauces and soups later. Keep iced coffees and teas cold without watering them down.
- Vitamins and pills separator
- Avoid wasting fruit, freeze fresh lemon and lime juice by the tablespoon
- Freeze homemade stocks. One ice cube is usually equivalent to two tablespoons. Which means 2 cubes = ¼ cup, 4 cubes = ½ cup, 6 cubes = ¾ cup, 8 cubes = 1 cup
- Storing jewelry
- Painter’s palette.
- Freeze and store homemade baby food.
- Freeze lemonade or other juices to drop into iced teas or water for an added fruity twist.
- Mini jell-o molds
- Organize your junk drawer
- Popsicle maker
- Freeze tomato paste so you always have some on-hand when a recipe calls for one or two tablespoons.
- Eggs last awhile, but not forever. If you need to preserve your eggs a little longer, you can stick them in the freezer. Of course, you don’t want to just toss them in, shells and all. That’s where an ice cube tray can help.
- Candy mold for homemade confections.
- If you’re taking something apart, whether that be a chair or a keyboard, use an ice cube tray to keep all the screws and little bits at arm’s reach and separate.
- Freeze freshly chopped herbs or fresh herbs.
- Separate and organize seeds.