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Ice Trays Are Not Just For Water. Check Out These 6 Brilliant Ideas!

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Most people only use their ice trays to freezer water and make ice cubes. And there is no problem in that, since that is their primary use. However, if one thinks out of the box, the ice tray and freezer can be used for several other purposes as well. Lets take a look at them.

1. Eggs

Often, we need to throw eggs away when they get close to the expiry date since we don’t always use them for preparing our meals. However, there is a better solution. Take a pair of eggs, mix them but don’t whisk too much to prevent too many bubble growth. If you decided to use the blender, remember to use the slowest setting possible. After the mixing is completed, pour the mixture into a freezer bag, keeping in mind that it should contain minimum amount of air. Then keep that bag in the freezer. Whenever you need to use eggs, take out the mixture and heat it with warm water. Keep track of the number of eggs you are using in each bag, otherwise the meal you are preparing might get ruined.

2. Citrus fruits

Take your favourite citrus fruit (orange, lemon etc.) and cut them up into pieces and put them in an ice tray. Fill up with water and put it in the freezer. These can be added to your cocktails with fruit liqueur and fruit juices or even normal water to provide a unique taste and style.

3. Herbs

When you want to use herbs in our food, we chop them up and add them to the pan. But that requires additional work but you don’t need to do that anymore. Just put the herbs onto an ice tray. Instead of water, add olive oil and put them in the freezer. Next, use them in the pan instead of chopped herbs.

4. Grapes

Sometimes, when our white wine isn’t chilled enough, we put ice cubes into the wine but that dilutes the wine and its taste is changed. In the future, if you ever face such a situation, just drop frozen grapes instead of ice cubes. These grapes have the same colour as that of the wine and will also make add a unique element of style!

5. Ketchup

Many times, people often discard the remaining ketchup because there isn’t any food which can be consumed with ketchup. However, instead of throwing the ketchup away, there is a better solution. Take a silicone ice tray and pour the ketchup onto the tray. If you need pasta sauce in the future, you can use those cubes.

6. Hot water

Building transparent clear ice cubes is a very difficult task and if you just freeze normal water you will never achieve that. You need to boil water first. Remember to use a pan and not a kettle, since the water will be filled with dust from the kettle which will ruin the process. This causes all the air bubbles to move away from the water. Allow the water to cool down and then pour it into the ice tray. Also cover that tray with a transparent film to prevent air from going inside. Check back after a few hours, and you will find that the new ice cubes are much more transparent than the normal ones.

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