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Preserving Herbs Ice Cube Method


This house spends so much money on groceries each week and for years i’ve thought “i should just google how to freeze those herbs in my fridge” but then i forget…well here we go 30 is my responsible year …or rather, frugal year.

Freeze any of these : basil, thyme, sage, dill, MINT!, parsley, rosemary, oregano, cilantro !!…

i am freaking out at all the waste i’ve created and money i’ve thrown away by not doing this.

The traditional method of freezing basil is to chop the fresh herb up fine and suspend them in a little water before freezing.


Salad Spinner or two clean absorbent kitchen towels

Kitchen shears or chopping knife and chopping board

Ice Cube trays

Measuring spoons


Fresh tap water


1. Pick through the fresh HERB removing damaged leaves and tough stems and rinse. Gently spin dry or pat dry between two kitchen towels to remove as much moisture as possible.

2. Remove stems then chop up the HERB and place a teaspoon or two into each compartment of the ice cube trays.

3. Top off with water and freeze in the freezer.

STORAGE: Once the ice cubes have frozen, remove the herbed cubes and store in an air tight freezer bag or jar in your freezer and Label.

These ice cubes can be used in sauces, soups, teas or salads. To use the HERB without water place the cube in a glass of room temperature water until melted and strain through a sieve to remove the HERB from the water. Add to the recipe as required.