11 THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH AN ICE BUCKET BESIDES ICE CUBES

Did you know that an ice bucket can help you save time and money? Or that you can prepare delicious desserts with it? Discover everything you can do with a simple ice bucket in addition to ice cubes

recipe delicious martha raspberries ices.  Delicious Martha's recipes

ONE.

DELICIOUS MARTHA’S RECIPES

The first recipe of this famous blogger made with the ice bucket is a delicious concentrated tomato . First you have to wash the tomatoes and make a cross with a sharp knife. Put them to blanch for 30 seconds in boiling water and remove them. Peel them, cut them in half, remove the seeds, chop and put them in a saucepan. Add salt flakes and cook over medium heat until all the water in the tomatoes is reduced and evaporates. Strain patiently and put it in an ice bucket with a splash of olive oil in each bucket. You will need: 1.5 kg of ripe tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of salt flakes and extra virgin olive oil.

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TWO.

MAKE HOMEMADE BOUILLON CUBES

Have you had a little broth left over? Seize it. Put the leftovers in an ice bucket and freeze them. The next time you have to flavor a stir-fry or a dish, you will have homemade bouillon tablets to add to your stews. Plus, it’s a way to save!

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3.

IF YOUR FRUIT IS VERY RIPE …

Better grind it and put it in an ice bucket. Those natural fruit ice cubes will be the best complements for refreshing smoothies or cocktails. And, incidentally, you will avoid throwing food in the trash.

Ice cubes with edible flowers

FOUR.

ICE CUBES WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS

When you serve a drink to your guests, they will be speechless! Choose small edible flowers and add them to each hole in the ice bucket before putting it in the freezer.

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5.

FANCY AN ICED COFFEE?

You’ve had guests and you’ve had fresh coffee left over. Do not throw it away! Put it in an ice bucket and take it out for another time. You just have to add a cube to a cup of hot milk and you will have a  delicious latte . If you are a lover of iced coffee in summer, add these cubes to your coffee and intensify its flavor.

Ice bucket with bottles of wine.  Freeze the wine in the ice bucket

6.

FREEZE THE WINE IN THE ICE BUCKET

Another thing that usually happens when you have guests at home is that there is a half-finished bottle of wine left. Take advantage of it and ice it in the ice bucket. So you will have it ready to add it to stews and it will not take up anything, compared to that eternal bottle on the refrigerator door.

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7.

VERY CREATIVE CUBES

If you want to spend a good afternoon with the little ones in the house, go ahead and create rich and creative ice cubes. You can use edible flowers, food coloring, even edible glitter, to make colorful and refreshing popsicles or ice, ideal for lemonades (or gin and tonics).

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8.

CREATE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATES

The ice buckets are perfect containers for making homemade chocolates, such as these made of toffee or strawberries with chocolate. In the first case, you will only have to add the preparation in an ice bucket with original shapes and, in the second, put a strawberry in each compartment, add undone chocolate and freeze. Ummm …

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9.

IF THE YOGURT IS ABOUT TO EXPIRE …

Put it in the ice bucket and freeze! You will not spoil it and it will last longer. You can consume it as small cubes of frozen yogurt or, defrost it already spoonfuls.

recipe delicious martha ices flavors.  Fruit cubes

10.

FRUIT CUBES

These fruit puree ice cubes are ideal to accompany a drink, make smoothies or make a simple glass of water more attractive. From left to right: blueberries, figs, kiwi, mango, strawberries and banana. You just have to crush the fruit, put it in the ice bucket and … Magic!

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recipe delicious martha ices fruits.  Matcha tea with raspberry ice cubes

ELEVEN.

MATCHA TEA WITH RASPBERRY ICE CUBES

Prepare a Matcha tea in the style of Delicious Martha  and, on the other hand, put raspberries in an ice bucket, cover with water and allow to freeze. When they are solidified, put the cubes in a glass and pour over the matcha latte. Vice!

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We advise you to buy silicone ice buckets, since rigid ice buckets tend to be more delicate and break and deteriorate more quickly. Although they are a little more expensive, invest in silicone ones because they can be handled without breaking and they tolerate the passage of time better.

Also pay attention to the size of the ice bucket you select, since it will be taking up space in the freezer and it must fit perfectly, to prevent it from moving more than necessary and its contents spilling all over the interior of the appliance. Try to make the holes large and square so they have greater filling capacity.

WOULD YOU DARE TO USE AN ICE BUCKET OUTSIDE OF THE KITCHEN?

Well, we can think of several uses for the ice bucket outside its natural habitat: the freezer. This utensil, taken out of context, can also be useful.

The first proposal is that, if it is very cute, one of those transparent methacrylate for example, you put it on your dresser and use it as a jewelry box . You can also put the plastic ice trays inside a felt or wooden box and arrange small jewels, such as rings or earrings, in their different compartments.

Another suggestion is to use your old ice bucket as a paint mixer . If you love to paint or your child is a little Picasso, you don’t need a palette. Use the ice bucket to mix colors and make real works of art.

And as a sewing kit? Well, okay, it will not help you to store everything that can be stored in a complete sewing box, but for small projects where you want to have the threads, buttons or pins on hand, the ice bucket can be useful. Everything will be separated, ordered and accessible.

In your study or desk it can serve as a distributor of small office supplies , such as thumbtacks, staples, paper clips, etc. Everything is a matter of imagination!

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