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How to store herbs in ice cubes


It couldn't be easier to freeze fresh herbs. All you'll need are a few ice cube trays, chopped herbs and freshly filtered tap water. The frozen herb cubes can then be stored in the freezer until you're ready to use them.

How to do it


Select the healthiest and freshest shoots of your chosen herb and cut the leaves away from the stems. Wash the leaves, then chop them up into small pieces using a sharp knife or a pair of kitchen scissors.


Pour fresh water evenly into an ice cube tray, filling each square to approximately a quarter full.


Fill each of the cubes with the herbs, ensuring that as much leaf as possible is covered by water.


When all the herbs have been added, top up the tray with water and place it in the freezer, keeping it level.


Remove the frozen cubes from the tray and store them in clearly labelled bags in the freezer until needed.

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Geofft 24/11/2011 at 15:29

Great tip .Have saved a lot of wasted herbs

Les line 04/11/2015 at 10:53

Great short article. I'll try it

Palaisglide 04/11/2015 at 14:34

Done it for years what is new about it, saves going out to the herb garden on cold wet days.


B3 04/11/2015 at 15:46

Mint leaves or whole parsley, I just bung in the freezer in a bag. When it's frozen, scrunch it up. You can then sprinkle what you want in your cooking.

philippa smith2 04/11/2015 at 17:27

Frank    What is that saying ?..........."There's nothing new under the sun ".