1. Herbed Ice Cubes
When purchasing fresh herbs from the store, it’s always more than most will use in my recipes so you can chop everything up and make ice cubes with the left-overs and they are available and ready for me to pull out of the freezer for future recipes.
Basil, Oregano, Cilantro, Thyme, and Rosemary are just a few of the herbs that can be stored in the freezer with either water or olive oil in an ice cube. Chives, peppers, and onions, just chop and put directly into a storage container to freeze. You can break off what you need and put the container right back into the freezer.
Again, you can’t just buy a 1/2 cup of buttermilk so use what you need and then freeze 1 tablespoon in each ice cube square so that they are pre-measured for your future recipes.
3. Wine Cubes
That last bit of wine that no one drank from a bottle? Don’t let it go to waste. Measuring it out into tablespoons for your cubes makes popping it into recipes so easy and already measured.
4. Fruit Cubes
Do you have left over fruit from the week that you don’t want to waste? Pop the fruit into ice cube trays with water and have refreshing cubes to liven up your water or glass of sparkling wine over the weekend. You can do the same with lemons and limes.
5. Gravy Cubes
There always seems to be left over gravy anytime it is made. Pop them into cubes and you have either quick gravy for a weeknight meal or added flavor for stews or soups.
6. Left-Over Coffee Cubes
When making a full pot of coffee, there always seems to be some left. Put them into ice cube trays and you will have them available for iced coffee that doesn’t get watered down.