Ice cube tray is one of the under-rated tools that can be found in the kitchen. Newsflash! Ice cube trays are not meant just to freeze water in cubes. There are a lot of stuff you can actually do in ice cube tray. This article will show you different ways and ideas to make your ice cube tray a useful one that will help you a lot in making your household chores easier.
If you are looking for new ideas on making yummy food and desserts, here are some of ice cube tray ideas you might actually enjoy.
1Ice Cube Sushi
Want some sushi? There’s no need for you to go on a Japanese restaurant just to take a bite of sushi for you can actually make it in the comfort of your home. You and your kids can make this with the use of ice cube tray. Click here to get the recipe on making ice cube sushi.
2Ice Cube Tray Chocolate Covered Cheesecakes
This sweet treat is fun and easy to make. The good thing about this is that everyone can enjoy it even the vegan one. Click here to know the recipe for Vegan and Non-Vegan Ice cube tray chocolate covered cheesecakes.
3Chocolate Covered Strawberries
This is a clever recipe discovered on Pinterest. It is actually easy to make and actually cost less than $5. Get the recipe here and make some with your kids at home.
4Organic Ice Cube Tray Peanut Butter Cups
The combination of peanut butter and chocolate is totally awesome! Making peanut butter cups on ice cube tray is much better and fun and perfect for those who are health conscious. Get the recipe here and start making candy now.
5Bite Size Party Bark
Chocolates are some much fun to it especially when they have many toppings like candy, dried fruits or nuts. Buying it can be expensive so why not make some? Click here to get the recipe and start making your own party bark with the toppings of your choice.
If you want to get crafty with the food you are going to serve to your love ones, this bite size treat would be perfect. Click here and get its recipe to try this one and start serving it to your kids.
7Frozen Fruit Salad
Fruit salad is perfect during summer season. But it is way more fun to eat in bite size. Click here to know how to make a frozen fruit salad.
8Ice Tray Poppers
Rice Krispy treats can be turn into poppers with the help of ice cube trays. You can also add some sprinkles to it to make more fun and delicious. Get the recipe here.
9Chocolate Turtle Candy Bars
People tend to get crafty when craving for something they really want to eat. That is why chocolate turtle candy bars are made for those who crave for chocolates. Try its recipe now and who knows, you might crave for it too?
10Blueberry Martini Jello Shots
If there are creative ways to make your food to be more fun to eat, there are also cool ideas to make your drinks more exciting to sip.
If you are looking for something new to serve on a BBQ party, making this one will sure be a hit. To know how to make this amazing drink shot, click here.
11Sweet Wine Slushies
This one is perfect to serve to your guest as an after dinner-dessert drink. It is actually a favorite way of others to end a meal for it is sweet and flavorful. Click here to know the process on how to make sweet wine slushies.
12Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice Cubes
Sipping something cold and icy is what we always like during summer season. And sipping vanilla milk with a chocolate “ice cubes” that is melting on it is more fun. Click here to get the procedure on how to make this yummy drink.
Treat yourself with an icy treats every day. Click here to get different recipes of cool drinks you can try with the help of ice cube tray.
14Hot Chocolate on a Stick
Making homemade gift is a way of showing how thoughtful you are to a friend and love one. Click here to know the step by step process on how to make a cube of chocolate on stick and make this as a “sweet” gift to your love one.
15Perfect Iced Coffee
Iced coffee sounds perfect especially if you are a coffee lover and you are on a summer season. Just brew your coffee then pour it on the ice cube tray then put it on the freezer. When you want to have some ice cube coffee, just fill in some of the ice cube coffee on the glass with the milk of your choice and a little sugar.
If you have any wine leftover, don’t worry because there is no reason to throw them for you can actually store them by putting them on ice cube tray and freeze them. You can use them in making marinara sauce or soup.
17Chai Iced Tea Cubes
Chai ice tea is one of the perfect drink treat you can give to yourself after a hard work. To know the recipe on how to make this delicious drink, click here.
18Frozen Fruit Cubes
Having fruit cubes on your water can be a new way of drinking water. It is actually easy doing it. Wash first the fruit you like and place it on the ice cube tray with some water and freeze it to the freezer. There is no need to add sweetener because the fruit itself is a natural sweetener. You can place these fruit cubes to your drink whenever you want.
19Flower Ice Cubes
Want to try something new and fun on your own party? Why not try flower ice cubes on your drinks? I’m sure this will be a sure hit to everyone. To get the procedure on how to do flower ice cubes, click here.
20Christmas Ice Cubes
Add festive touch to your drinks with Christmas ice cubes. Just add rosemary and berries on ice cube tray with filtered water to get a clear ice cubes then freeze it. You can serve your champagne with this fantastic Christmas ice cubes.
21Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil
If you have a lot of herbs in your garden, freezing them can be a good way in preserving them.
Freezing herbs in oil reduces the browning of herbs. This is actually a good idea for you can use it in making soup or stew. To know how to do it, click here.
22Herbal Ice Cubes in Water
Herbal ice cubes give new flavor to plain water. There are a lot of herbs you can use for ice tea that doesn’t just give you new way to enjoy a drink but also gives you a lot of health benefits. Click here to know how to do this amazing drink.
23Sugar Scrub Cubes
If you are looking for ways to pamper yourself, making your own scrub can be a great idea for you can do it on the comfort of your home without spending too much. Click here to know how to done and enjoy pampering yourself the whole day.
Girls can also use ice cube trays in organizing stuff in their home. Here are some ways you can use them.
It would be more fancy to make your stick magnets as gemstones. They look girlish and cute and can give you that stylish look. Click here to know the procedure on how to do some gemstone magnets.
If you are looking for a cheap organizer for your jewelries, ice cube tray is what you’re looking for. You just have to put each pair to the tray and there you have it, you just organize your jewelries. This is really a good idea for you just have to pick one that you are going to use when going out for a date or party.
26Frozen Baby Food
Mommies and housewives can also get useful ideas from ice cube tray.
Commercial baby food is expensive. So making one can save you money and can give you the assurance that you’re giving your baby the right nutrition he needs. You just need blender and fruits and vegetables in making one. After making and feeding it to your baby, for sure there would be some leftovers. Don’t throw them away! You can put them on an ice cube tray and freeze them. Just thaw it when you are going to feed your baby again. Click here to find out how.
If you have a picky eater, ice cube tray can help you make your child eat fruits and vegetables. Put some small slices of fruits and vegetables on ice cube tray your kid might eliminate in his food. Give your child some time to eat them. Click here to see the before and after pictures of the nibble tray experiment.
28Mini Fruit Popsicles
Children loves popsicles. And making one for them can give you the assurance they are eating healthy. Get the recipe here and invite your kids in making this delicious snack.
29Gummy Worm Ice Cubes
If you are looking for something fancy Halloween treat for your kids. Gross gummy worm ice cubes are perfect. They are easy to make and I’m sure your kids will enjoy them. Know the procedure on how to make them here.
30Ice Cube Tray Crayons
Don’t throw those old crayon bits for you can still use them when you turn them into ice cube tray crayons. Click here to know the procedure on making them and let your kids enjoy these wonderful crayons.
31Homemade Watercolor Paint
Painting can be a great bonding activity for you and your kids. But if you are worried that the watercolor they are using is toxic and harmful to their health, you can try making your own watercolor paint. Click here to know the procedure on how to make watercolor paint.
Buttermilk are good in biscuits and for marinating chicken. However, leftover of buttermilk can still be stored for future uses just by freezing them on an ice cube tray. Once it is frozen, you can put them on freezer bag. Click here to find out more.
33Frozen Lemon Juice
If you have any leftover lemon and limes, you can squeeze them and store on freezer with the use of ice cube tray. Pop it out and put it in zipper bag once it is frozen. Use them on recipes that need lemons or limes. Here’s how.
34Leftover Egg Whites and Yolks
Don’t throw your egg white leftovers. You can actually store them so you can still use them some other time. You just need an ice cube tray where you can put the egg white or yolk. They’ll turn tad yellowish once frozen. Just thaw them in a container if you are in need of using them in cooking someday.
35Frozen Cookie Dough
Save money by making your own cookie dough. The good thing about this is you can store them in freezer with the use of ice cube tray. Just mix the cookie dough and place them on the ice cube tray. Put it in the freezer and once the dough is frozen, you can pop it out and put it in the freezer bag. You don’t need to bake all the cookie dough you made because you can still store them and bake them whenever you want. Click here to know more.
36Green Tomato Pesto
Have you tried green tomato pesto? It is actually delicious and can be use on pasta and sauces. The good thing is you can store them by freezing them in ice cube tray for further use. Click here to know the recipe on how to make a green tomato pesto.
37Five-Minute Pizza Sauce
It would be cheaper and fresher to make pizza sauce at home. You can even store them in the freezer with the use of ice cube tray if you want to make some pizza on the upcoming days. Click here to get the recipe on how to make pizza sauce in 5 minutes.
38Herb Garlic Butter
Homemade butter is an easy condiment to make. Storing them is also a good idea for you can ready to use it when you want to cook. Click here to get the recipe on how to make herb garlic butter and to know the ways in using it.
39Portioned Coconut Oil
Is you are looking for a way to preserve coconut oil, putting them on ice cube tray and freezing them is the best way. You just have to put one tablespoon of coconut oil on each portion and put them on the freezer. Once it is frozen, pop it out and place in a freezer bag. Click here for more.
40Homemade Dishwasher Detergent Tabs
Homemade dishwasher detergents are one way of saving you some money from buying those dishwashing detergents on supermarket. Doing it is actually pretty easy and the ingredients are not so hard to find. The good thing is you can store them for further use by putting them in ice cube tray. To know more about it, click here.
41DIY Pink Sugar Hearts
Making pink sugar hearts is one of the good ideas for bonding activity with your kids. Pink sugars are perfect for tea parties or just a gift to someone. Click here to know the procedure on how to make pink sugars.
42Ice Cube Tray Candles
Ever heard of making candles on ice cube tray? Well, it is really possible! It is actually simple and inexpensive. Click here to know the steps in making your own candles.
Bobbins can be stored on ice cube tray. A single cube can hold 3 bobbins so a tray can hold 48 bobbins. Click here for more.
Bath fizzies are made to give you relaxation during your bath time. If you want to pamper yourself for a day, click here to get the procedure on how to make one.
45Snow Globe Soap
This one is a crafty idea you and your kids can do as a family bonding time. Click here to know the process on how to make snow globe soap and have fun with your kids.
46Cement and wire stands
Decorating your place can be fun especially if you are the one who made it. If you want to make cement and wire stand, click here to get the step by step process of making it. This cement and wire stand would be perfect as photo holder or even on postcards.
Seed bombs are quite popular nowadays. This is actually a new way of gardening for you just have to throw them on empty lot that needs some greenery. To know the instructions on how to make a seed bomb, click here.
Making your own seed starter pots can actually save you some money and spare you from buying seed starter pots. Click here to know how to make seed starter on ice cube tray.
Don’t throw your leftovers for you can still use them. Click here to get some ideas on how you can still use them thus helping you save more money.
50Catsicle: Cat’s Popsicle
If you are looking for new ways to give your cat a treat, you can try making catsicle. Click here to know the procedure on making this delicious cat treat.
With these 50 ice cube tray ideas listed, it is clear that simple things like the ice cube tray can actually help use in making our daily chores more fun and easier. A lot of stuff can be done with this underrated item and I’m sure there are a lot more ideas to come.