It`s time to be honest. If you follow the standard social norms, it comes as no surprise that by now you have been using your ice cube tray exclusively to make ice! But let`s think outside the box for a second. Can a kitchen item be used differently from what it seems to be its standard primary function? The answer is YES and here is a proof for that. The only thing you need to do is be creative and make hundreds of different mini goodies just by using your same old ice cube tray. And remember, just because it is called an ice cube tray it does not mean that you cannot use it to make the mini dessert of your dreams. If you decide to buy a new one, look for a silicone ice cube tray – it will be easier for you to remove items when frozen.
Check the list below to get inspired on how to use your ice cube tray differently.
1. Chocolate Strawberry Cubes
Put melted white or black chocolate in the ice cube tray and add a strawberry on the top. Be creative and experiment. Add whatever fruit comes to your mind.
2. Coffee Ice Cubes
Add some coffee into the ice cube tray and freeze it. It is up to you whether you freeze black coffee, mochaccino or espresso. Once the coffee ice cubes are ready you can put them in a glass of milk and your perfect summer delight is ready.
3. Frozen Yogurt Cubes
Add whatever mix you want to your frozen yogurt in the ice cube tray and freeze it.
4. Weight loss Friendly Fruit Cubes
Cut small pieces of your favorite fruit and add them in the ice cube tray filled with water. You get fruit ice cubes with zero calories.
5. Wine Cubes
When there is some wine left at the bottom of the bottle you don`t have to throw it away. Freeze it in an ice cube tray and use the cube to cool the wine you drink next time without having to mix it with melting water cubes.
6. Preserve Fresh Herbs
The best way to preserve fresh herbs is by putting them into olive oil and freezing them.
7. Sugar Scrub Cubes
The form and the shape of the cubes you get thanks to the ice cube tray are perfect for storing since you can use one every time you want to spoil yourself with a relaxing bath.
8. Jewelry Organizer
The ice cube tray serves perfectly for keeping small pieces of jewelry.