5 Ways to Use an Ice Cube Tray: Howdini Hacks

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Ice cube trays aren't just for making ice anymore! Howdini shows you 5 clever ways to use the trays, both in and out of the freezer!

Transcript True coffee addicts can't afford to dilute that delicious dark nectar with melted ice cubes. Here's a tip: make coffee ice cubes to keep your iced coffee from getting watered down. Wondering what to do with leftover fresh herbs? Sprinkle them into ice cube trays, cover with olive oil or broth, freeze, then sauté away! Leftover herbs aren't the only things worth saving- pesto and pasta sauces also deserve a second chance! Freeze and reheat for super-easy, ready-made ingredients for dinner, even more delicious the next time around. Our pesto didn't come out -- we think that means it needs to freeze for longer, or we recommend storing pesto in the icecube trays, wrapped in freezer-safe plastic wrap. Now it's time to take the tray out of the freezer for a clever seed starter! Use a large silicone ice cube tray, with small holes poked in the bottoms, to give roots room to grow before transplanting to their summer home. Plant seeds individually into soil, water, place in a sunny spot and watch them sprout. Whether you're crafting with kids or creating your own work of art, an old ice cube tray makes the perfect paint palette. Keep colors well separated and save a few spots for mixing up some original hues of your own.
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    Jenn Enloe Executive Producer | Howdini Guru A video producer, writer and digital media strategist, Jenn is the Creator/Originator of Howdini’s original video series "Howdini Hacks", which has enjoyed viral success across the web.
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