Ice Cube Trays - For More then Just ICE
Jul. 29, 2010 3:19 pm
Updated: Jan. 14, 2011 6:29 pm
When I was a kid, my mom would take fresh lemons and squeeze the juice into ice cube trays. Once they were frozen, they were stored in Freezer bags in the fridge. When someone in the family had a cold. Mom would put a couple of these cubes, hot water
and some honey into a cup and make "hot lemonade". I still crave this beverage when I am sick, even now. Something about that tart, citrusy drink with the hot steam and delicious smell, just makes me feel better.
I have to come to realize, pre-frozen cubes are good for more then just hot lemonade. They are good for cold lemonade in single servings. Just mix some cubes with sugar and water to taste, let melt and stir and you have a nice single serving of lemonade.
I have also started freezing lime juice. I especially like to take a lime cube, sugar (once again, sugar, don't forget the sugar), and put it into some hot pomegranate flavored tea. I like this hot or cold, but I might just be weird like that.
You can use ice cube trays to freeze single servings of homemade pesto or tomato sauce. They are just perfect for a single serving of pasta. You can have my ice cube trays when you pry them from my cold hands.