10 Genius Ways to Use Your Ice Cube Tray

By Katherine Foreman on April 11, 2016

Time to open the freezer and break out the old ice trays, because we’ve got 10 of the most buzzed-about ways you can get creative with those cubes.

1

Fresh Frozen Herbs in Oil, Butter, Broth or Water

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These frozen cubes are the perfect way to preserve fresh herbs—and add an herbal kick to your favorite recipes. Simply modify to your liking, choosing the best herbs and base(s) to suit your needs.

The Gardener's Eden

2

Vanilla Ice

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These are the perfectly sweet and refreshing answer to icing down coffee and lattes this summer.

Oh My Veggies

3

Soothing Aloe Vera Ice Cubes

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Pfff, what sunburn? While we don't recommend eating these, we DO recommend you stocking up for pool party aftercare.

Soap Queen

4

Hidden Greens Smoothie Cubes

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Looking for ways to sneak greens in under the radar? Try throwing a couple of these spinach puree ice cubes into your next batch of smoothies. You won't taste the difference (but your skin sure will).

Happy Healthy Mama

5

Gin and (Ice) Tonic

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The days of watered down cocktails are far behind us.

Drizzle and Dip

6

Fruit Summer Striped Cubes

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The cutest, most colorful ice cube DIY around. Perfect for the summer party circuit!

Oh Joy

7

Hibiscus, Lemongrass and Basil Cubes

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These stunning cubes make a lovely addition to summer sips of all kinds—try popping one or two in to this honey sweetened ice tea recipe.

Half Baked Harvest

8

Iced Mocha with Coffee Cubes

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We think they need to start making refrigerators that dispense coffee ice cubes on command. Surely that's a thing by now, right?

Honestly Yum

9

Edible Flower Ice Cubes

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These easy-to-make ice cubes will liven up the drink station at any special occasion soiree.

The View from Great Island

10

Pink Wine Ice Cubes

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During the warmer months, there's nothing like a crisp, chilled glass of white wine or rosé. This recipe allows you to chill your glass without watering it down. The gift that keeps on giving.

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