Herbal Ice Cubes

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
2 hrs

Freezing is a simple and excellent way to preserve fresh culinary herbs. Packing in ice cube trays makes it easy to always have fresh herbs on hand, adding fresh herb flavor to soups, sauces, and drinks. Some people prefer to freeze in a good quality olive oil, I prefer the boiling water method, which is listed in this recipe here today. You can freeze herbs individually or in combinations of other herbs.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • herbs, of choice (basil, chives, cilantro, fennel, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme, et)
  • boiling water

Directions

  1. Mince herb (s) of choice.
  2. Pack minced herb (s) into an ice cube tray, each 3/4 full.
  3. Fill with boiling water, (this will blanch the herbs before freezing and will help them retain their flavor and color).
  4. Once the herbal ice cubes are frozen, you can pop them out of their tray and into freezer bags for storage.
  5. Use as needed.