Genius Ice Cube Tray Hacks

Alicia W
by Alicia W
6-12 cubes
2 min

Ice cube trays were invented in 1920 to solve the problem of chipping ice off a large block when you wanted to keep your drinks cold, but did you know that these inexpensive trays can be used for so much more than making ice? Grab your trays and lets get started!

any size, shape or material trays will work
Party Bark & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Using ingredients of your choosing for the bark and flavor of chocolate for the strawberries, you'll be the hit at your next party!

lemon juice and lemon peel + vinegar

Lemon juice in 2 Tablespoon servings for your next recipe. And don't throw away the peel. Chop it up and add vinegar to clean your garbage disposal.

Coffee and cream

The perfect combination for an iced coffee treat!

Egg white and egg yolks separated

You can freeze eggs! Separating them then freezing them means no more waste.

Herbs in olive oil

Rosemary and Thyme can be frozen by removing it from the stem first.

Any herb can be frozen by adding olive oil.

Fancy Ice Cubes

Fancy up your next party by making ice cubes with berries inside. I added gummy butterflies to some cubes and added fruit juice for a fun, non-alcoholic spritzer but you could add wine if you'd like.

Genius Ice Cube Tray Hacks
Recipe details
  • 6-12  cubes
  • Prep time: 2 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 2 min
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Party Bark
  • Chopped peanuts, walnuts, almonds
  • Chopped cranberry, raisins
  • White chocolate disks
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Strawberries, washed and dried
  • Dark chocolate disks
Lemon juice and Lemon Rind + Vinegar
  • One lemon
  • White vinegar
Herbs in Olive Oil
  • Herbs of your choosing
  • Olive oil
Fancy Ice Cubs
  • Berries of your choosing
  • Gummy candy
  • Liquid of your choosing
  • You could even use edible flowers!
Party Bark
Place white chocolate disks in a heat safe bowl
Melt in the microwave on 1/2 power or defrost setting until melted. Stir after a few seconds so it doesn't burn
Add your nuts and berries to each ice cube slot
Fill half way with chocolate
Add nuts and berries
Fill with chocolate, continue until slot is full
Freeze for one hour
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Place chocolate disks in a heat safe bowl
Melt in the microwave on 1/2 power or defrost setting until melted. Stir after a few seconds so it doesn't burn
Pour chocolate into each ice cube slot, filling half way
Place strawberry into each slot, pushing berry down into the chocolate
Freeze for one hour
Lemon juice and Lemon Rind + Vinegar
Roll lemon on a cutting pressing down slightly. This will ensure easier extraction of juice.
Cut the lemon in half
Squeeze the juice out of both halves
Cut rind into small pieces
Fill half of the ice cube slots with lemon juice
Fill other slots with lemon rind then pour white vinegar into those slots until full.
Freeze 24-48 hours
Herbs in Olive Oil
Chop herbs into small pieces
Place herbs into ice cube slots; about 1 tsp
Fill with olive oil
Freeze 24 - 48 hours
You can remove the herbs from the tray and store in zip lock bags until ready to use. Don't forget to label them!
Fancy Ice Cubs
For one set, add blueberries to the ice cube slot and add water
For one set, add gummy butterflies and add fruit juice.
Freeze 24- 48 hours
Alicia W
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