Clever Uses For Ice Cubes

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In addition to keeping your drink cold, ice cubes have many useful uses around the house. They’re perfect for cleaning a variety of containers, ranging from narrow necks to cracks in glasses. And if you’re stuck somewhere without access to ice, you can use crushed ice or lemon juice to numb the area with pain-relieving effects. Here are more clever uses for ice cubes.

You can place an ice cube on the soil in your potting mix to water your plants. Another great use for ice cubes is to soothe the pain of a splinter. Soaking your hands with an ice cube can help prevent splinters.

Compound butters are delicious and can make even your weekday meals look gourmet. You can combine unsalted butter and olive oil in an ice cube tray and store it in the freezer for up to two months. Make sure to thaw them before cooking them. It’s best to use silicone ice cube trays for compound butters, as they are easier to pop out. These tasty treats can also be a fun way to make a dinner. For a more unique use, add a lemon slice to the ice cube trays and freeze them.

If you don’t like ice, consider freezing other liquids in the trays. You can use them to freshen pesto. Make a batch of marinara sauce and freeze it in ice cube trays. You can then thaw them in a saucepan and mix them with fresh noodles. And don’t forget to make some fresh pesto, marinara sauce, or other sauces and keep them in the freezer.

Ice cubes can be very useful when it comes to stain removal, especially if you are out with your friends or family and do not have the option to change clothes or soak it on the spot! Rub an ice cube over a stain-affected area as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

And last but not least, ice cubes are extremely useful when it comes to hot summer days. Pet owners know how overheated sometimes their pet friends become and using an ice cube to help them cool down is exactly what they need.