We might try something slightly different by buying trays that create cubes in a variety of shapes, but there are many more ways to jazz up a simple cube of ice. In actuality, ice cubes and trays have the potential for many different uses – some of them practical and some of them just plain fun.
Here are a few ideas on how to turn your ice trays from dull to fantastic, with only a couple additional ingredients.
These are a terrific way to add some style to beverages for functions, cocktail parties, intimate dinners as well as tea parties with friends.
Add some food colouring or even edible glitter to your ice trays for an even more eye-catching option – this option is excellent for weddings or glitzy parties where you wish to make a statement.
Freeze individual pieces of baby food for a fast and convenient way to heat and serve later. This saves loads of time for busy parents!
As cut herbs do not last very long even in the refrigerator, this is a good way to keep them fresh until you use them.
Once they are completely frozen, you will have delicious miniature ice lollies.
Keep your iced coffee perfectly chilled with frozen cubes of ready-made coffee. Otherwise add milk and sugar to taste to get a milder version.
Make ice sculptures from your ice cubes by adding glitter, flowers, food colouring and other decorations prior to freezing. Once frozen, these blocks can be melded together using a bit of salted water, resulting in fantastic creations made from ice.
Create an elegant, unusual ice cream dessert by adding your ice cream mix to individual ice trays rather than one large container. When the ice cream has set, you can build an edible ice cream brand that’s sure to impress guests.
Add pureed fruit or entire modest berries to use for smoothies and slushy drinks. These can be added to drinks as whole cubes, or added to the blender together with yoghurt for a scrumptious frozen drink.
Freeze pre-made inventory in ice trays for a fast and convenient way to add flavour to soups and stews, without having to remake stock from scratch.
Did you realize that your ice trays also have many different uses? These can be used for anything from button and bead storage to jewellery boxes, snack trays or even office odds and ends storage. With so many unique ways to utilize both ice cubes and trays, these items become much less mundane and far more useful than you might have assumed before.