easy homemade ice cubes

Cathy Smith


This is inspired by my daughter who reminded me of the old days when everyone knew the simple recipe to homemade ice cubes. Such an easy way to save money by not buying 'store bought' ice cubes, and allowing us to have our own 'free range' ice cubes, straight from our favorite faucets.

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2 trays


2 c
2 Tbsp
water as needed to fill


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1Prep Time - less than a minute

Total time - 1.5 hours to 4 hours depending on freezer.

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2Remove ice cube trays from freezer

Empty any ice cubes in trays to ice cube bin or bowl in freezer.

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3Take empty trays to favorite water faucet, and fill to top with fresh cold water.

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4Return ice trays to freezer, making certain to place them on flat surface inside. Close freezer door and wait 1.5 hours up to 4 hours depending on freezer.

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5repeat as necessary.