What To Do With An Ice Cube Tray
The compartmented piece of plastic that lies in the freezer is probably that last thing that challenges your imagination and creativity. Don’t worry, we’re here to help with some ideas equally quirky and useful. And since we are talking about these tiny containers, their new roles we thought of are still connected to kitchen activities, serving whatever initiative we may have there. Cutting to the chase, here is what to do with an ice cube tray, discovering some purposes we never thought of, as seen on Rd.com.
And since we mentioned kitchen, then let’s give the ice cube tray some interesting new roles in there. There are many recipes that call for red wine, steaks and tasty sauces. But you realize you’re out of wine when needed the most. So for next time, be prepared and freeze leftover wine to add to a stew or sauce the next time a recipe calls for it. Just take out the cubes of red or white wine, let them melt before adding the wine as an ingredient which makes the difference in the pan.
Apply the same easy recipe for the aromatic herbs, too. Chop them coarsely and use a tablespoon to drop them into an ice cube tray. Top with a little water and freeze. When you want to add fresh parsley, sage, thyme or rosemary to a dish, they’ll be right at your fingertips. Plus the freezer maintains their vibrant color.
Did you know there were edible flowers? Well, get some of them and immerse them in water then store in the freezer. Rose petals, flowers of jasmine, dandelion and lavender, just to name a few, all dressed with an ice coating, will give those soft drinks in the hot summer some unequaled savory while guests will be impressed with this original recipe.
Melt some chocolate in the microwave oven and then pour into the small compartments of the tray while keeping some space for a fruit, too. Stick a popsicle and will soon have, after freezing, a nice looking chocolate square easy to handle that kids will be mad about.
And, finally, we leave the kitchen and walk into the garden. If we can grow plants in an egg shell, we can do that, too, in an ice cube tray. Put some soil in each compartment of your ice cube tray, plant seeds and get your season started early with indoor sprouting.