Basil Ice Cubes

Too many fresh herbs and you don’t know what to do with them??? Freeze them in an ice cube tray for use later in soups, stews and other dishes. They are so easy to do and economical too. Fresh herbs can be so expensive but growing your own over summer is a great way to go. Sometimes you have an abundance of them but freezing your herbs for use later will help you through the fall and winter.

Large bunch of basil or other herb, chopped
Ice cube tray

Fill each cube with 1-2 tsp. of fresh herbs and fill with water. Freeze in the ice cube tray. Pop out the cubes and place in a Ziploc bag. Return them to the freezer. Now your tray is ready to go again.



  1. Jill says

    What a great idea! The dill in our garden needs to be harvested and I was wondering what to do with it. It’s so potent that a very little goes a long way.

  2. says

    Fantastic idea! Will definitely give this a try. These would be great for cooling down the kid’s soups too, and they’d end up with a little herby bonus when the ice-blocks have melted!

  3. says

    Where I live, basil is hard to grow. Sometimes I find it in the grocery but always in huge bunches, and I never buy it because it wilts very easily and I’d never be able to store it.

    I bring out the ice trays tomorrow! And then I look for some basil – bet I won’t find it now that I have a way to preserve it!

  4. [email protected] says

    This is my second season of this and it’s a big hit! It makes soups in the winter taste great. Guys, it’s the easiest points you can get for kitchen work.


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