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How to store herbs in ice cubes

Find out how to store fresh herbs by freezing them in ice, in our practical How-to guide.

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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.


You Will Need

  • Home-grown herbs
  • Ice cube tray

Total time:

Step 1

Cutting fresh herbs
Cutting fresh herbs

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.

Step 2

Adding water to the ice cube tray
Adding water to the ice cube tray

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

Step 3

Adding herbs to the ice cube tray
Adding herbs to the ice cube tray

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

Step 4


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

Step 5


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