10+ CREATIVE USES FOR ICE CUBE TRAYS

10+ CREATIVE USES FOR ICE CUBE TRAYS

Hello there, cuties! Welcome to La Vita Vivi.

If you've seen any of my previous food posts, you know that I love my sauces! One thing I've been loving to do lately is to freeze a bunch of different sauces, dips and flavored ice cubes so that they are ready to go whenever I need them. This is so helpful for staples such as ranch and strawberry dressing, but it's also great for cooking like when I need a couple tablespoons of chicken stock or butter to finish a dish. I think my favorite way might be the fruity ice cubes because they look so gorgeous in a tall glass, plus they slowly flavor the water as they melt.

Top Tip: Label and store the ice cubes in separate resealable plastic bags so that you can keep track of them and pull them out when necessary.

I hope you give at least one of these ideas a try. If you do, please let me know how you liked it in the comments section below. Keep reading on for more details on each idea!

1: Slaw Dressing

  • mayonnaise, sour cream, red wine vinegar, maple syrup, grated garlic, salt, pepper

2: Mango Sauce

  • fresh mangoes, white balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, extra virgin olive oil, grated garlic or garlic powder, salt, pepper

*Pairs well with: Fried Goat Cheese Balls

3: Ranch Dressing

  • greek yogurt, ranch powder mix, grated garlic, lemon juice, salt, pepper

*Pairs well with: Tex-Mex Skillet

4: "Harissa" Paste

  • tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, grated garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne, chili powder, red chili flake, garlic powder, salt, pepper
  • authentic versions: + coriander, caraway

5: Hummus

  • chickpeas, tahini, extra virgin olive oil, grated garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, cumin, salt, pepper

*Pairs well with: Greek Tomato Salad

*Click here to check out another recipe using tahini

6: Strawberry Dressing

  • fresh strawberries, red wine vinegar, maple syrup, extra virgin olive oil, grated garlic or garlic powder, salt, pepper

*Pairs well with: Fried Goat Cheese Balls

7: Tangerine Ice Cube

  • water, tangerine slices

8: Apple Ice Cube

  • water, granny smith apple slices

9: Strawberry Ice Cube

  • water, strawberry slices

10: Cucumber Ice Cube

  • water, Persian cucumber slices

11: Stock (not pictured)

  • types: chicken, beef, veggie

12: Butter (not pictured)

  • flavors: regular (unsalted, salted), garlic, aglio e olio, lemon-garlic
  • garlic compound butter: butter, grated garlic, garlic powder, dried parsley flakes, salt, pepper
  • aglio e olio compound butter: butter, grated garlic, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, dried parsley flakes, grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper
  • lemon-garlic compound butter: butter, grated garlic, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, pepper

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