6 Sun-sational Ice Cube Hacks
Ice cubes – not just for drinks! We’ve discovered 6 ingenious ice cube hacks you just have to try. From sweet to savoury to cool and soothing, you’ll marvel at how you could have lived without them. All you need is a simple ice cube tray to get you started and the rest is up to you!
An oldie but a goodie, this little java hack will stop your iced latte from getting diluted. Just cool a pot of coffee, grab your ice cube tray to make coffee cubes instead of ice cubes.
A squeeze of lemon or lime can punch up an otherwise boring glass of water. But what about those fruits you can’t squeeze? Pureed watermelon, mango and peach ice cubes are the answer. Not only refreshing but full of water-soluble vitamins too!
Fresh herbs in the summer take meals up a notch. But, sometimes it can be hard to keep up with the harvest – unless you freeze them. Dill, oregano or basil, all you need is an ice cube tray. Fill the cubes with the herb of your choice, olive oil or broth and freeze.
Don’t tip the dregs of that wine bottle down the sink, you can freeze that too. The next time a recipe calls for wine, you don’t have to open a new bottle! Drop-in a wine cube or two to finish off your homemade spaghetti sauce or risotto.
Chocolate Syrup Cubes
Give the kids a treat with frozen chocolate syrup cubes (the kind used for making chocolate milk)! Dropped in a tall glass of milk and served up with a straw, the chocolate will swirl as it melts. Small cubes melt quicker!
Cooling Cucumber & Honey Cubes
Summer fun can mean late nights and puffy eyes the next morning. Grab your ice cube tray for a quick remedy to shrink pores, help clear skin and reduce puffiness. Simply puree a cucumber (to cool) with two tablespoons of honey (to moisturize) and a half cup of water and freeze into cubes. Soothes sunburn too!
Make an old ice cube tray new again with a paste made of baking soda and water. Using a microfibre cloth, apply paste and scrub to remove stains and any residual odours.