We’ve all got an ice cube tray, and chances are we are definitely all under-utilising them. Here’s a few extra uses for this unsung kitchen hero.

What else can I do with my ice cube tray?

  1. Freeze chopped leftover herbs in olive oil for ready-to-use flavour bombs. This works best with firmer herbs like rosemary or sage.
  2. Whizz together herbs, oil, salt and pepper, then freeze as pesto cubes.
  3. Freeze extra chicken, beef or vegetable stock into grab-and-go cubes for a quick way to finish off sauces and stews.
  4. Purée and freeze slightly overripe avocados, then pop a cube into your next smoothie for a boost of healthy fats.
  5. Freeze soon-to-expire Greek yoghurt and add to smoothies for extra protein.
  6. Another smoothie booster? Freeze slightly wilted greens such as spinach or kale.
  7. Scoop out the leftover tomato purée from the bottom of the tin and freeze in the ice cube tray for adding to soups and stews.
  8. Freeze cubes of apples in a little yoghurt and a splash of water to make easy, healthy DIY dog treats.
  9. Spread peanut butter into the bottom half of the ice cube tray and top with melted chocolate chips. Pop into the freezer for refreshing grab-and-go sweet treats.