I purchased a set of 4 trays for $1 at my local discount store and have used them for all sorts of non-ice items. Cubes thaw faster than blocks of food in larger sizes, and store easily in zipper freezer bags. Just be sure to label the bags.
By Regina from Rochester, NY
I use them in my drawer in the bathroom, to keep my earrings seperate from each other and not tangled.
Great ideas. Thanks.
I have also pureed fruit from the bargain bin to use for smoothies. Especially bananas with a little lemon juice. Even considerd making some homemade "dips" or "dibs" which are bite sized chocolate covered ice cream. Never got around to it tho.
I also made individual jellos in ice cube trays and set in a few raspberries for garnish for a moulded salad that I made for a dinner party.
Herbed butters in tiny ice cube trays for vegetables or mashed potatoes.
These days they make so many cute shaped ice cube trays. Lets freeze some fruit juice in fun shapes for summer drinks.
I really like the fresh herb idea. Thanks.
You know, I need to have four freezers to handle all the herbs, things I try to save for leftovers, and
hair-tintng chemicals, in ice cube trays. But I can see how a single person in a first home/apt. or mother making baby foods, could truly learn and benefit from doing this. But, once we used to save old tea/coffee and it took up WAY too much room considering how cheap it was to make. Now we have not even enough room for ICE to make in our small
refrig. top half freezer. I'm ALWAYS compacting, consolidating, and saving by freezing, but it takes ROOM to save anything significant, especially when neighbors bring us fish, beef, and froz. food on occasion. The world changes when we cannot store what we are given. It hurts our hearts, but we CAN
use our ice chests in an emergency IF we can afford
2-3 bags of crushed ice. Life isn't getting any easier, that's for sure! God bless you. : )
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