easy homemade ice cubes

Cat 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. July 6th, 2011.

July 2018 recipe update.
Always remember to use clean ice cube trays. Finding dark things in your ice cubes is quite disturbing.
Wash your hands with soap and water before handling individual ice cubes.


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2 trays
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How to Make easy homemade ice cubes


  1. Prep Time - less than a minute

    Total time - 1.5 hours to 4 hours depending on freezer.
  2. Remove ice cube trays from freezer

    Empty any ice cubes in trays to ice cube bin or bowl in freezer.
  3. Take empty trays to favorite water faucet, and fill to top with fresh cold water.
  4. Return 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.
  5. repeat as necessary.

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About easy homemade ice cubes

Course/Dish: Other Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Heirloom

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