FREEZE IT | Rosemary and olive oil ice cubes

fresh rosemary

I’ve been growing a lot of herbs for the last few months (I have made just about every dish possible with them) but now I don’t think I can eat any more basil, cilantro, or rosemary for a while…

I feel bad just throwing these fresh herbs away, so (after some Googling, Pinterest-ing, and great advice I found from Lauren Conrad) I decided to freeze them instead!

olive oil ice cubes

rosemary sprigs

Dice up your herb (in my case it was rosemary) into small chunks. Put about a teaspoon of the herb into each ice cube section, then fill the rest with olive oil!

chopped rosemary

Pop those babies in the freezer and next time you are cooking with olive oil and herbs, just grab a few cubes out of the tray, pop them right into your pan, and start cooking!

rosemary olive oil ice cubes

This is seriously a game changer if you ask me. Not only do my fresh herbs not go to waste, but I save time now when I cook since I no longer have to pick, wash, and dice herbs anymore. I’m a happy cook today :)

herb ice cubes

What kitchen tricks do you use to make cooking easier?

P.S. The boyfriend finally got Internet at his new place so I can finally blog from it! It only took two weeks…. today has been a pretty exciting day!

17 thoughts on “FREEZE IT | Rosemary and olive oil ice cubes

  1. Haylee August 8, 2015 / 1:22 pm

    What a brilliant idea! I wish I’d known about this when I had loads of herbs, but they died off over winter and I didn’t bother replanting this year. I still have some chocolate mint, but I like to leave that uncut just so I can rub my hands on it and sniff! Shall definitely this trick in the future though :)

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    • Amanda Brooks August 9, 2015 / 9:03 am

      Oh no :( Well next time you have some more herbs give it a try! I felt so bad throwing mine all away, I was so happy to find this little freezer trick. Let me know what you think of it when you try it!

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  2. estherjane13 August 8, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    Great idea. Thanks. I’m all about the freezer at the moment. I’m trying desperately to stop wasting so much food. This is a great tip.

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  3. Rene B. August 8, 2015 / 3:37 pm

    I’ll need to try it…looks like a fantastic cooking short cut!

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  4. Rachel and Dawn August 9, 2015 / 2:15 am

    What a great idea. Love this – it also means less work next time you cook! Which is always good….

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  5. saretap August 11, 2015 / 8:08 am

    What a fantastic idea! I have frozen herbs but never thought about this before. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  6. stateeats August 11, 2015 / 10:47 am

    Wow, such a great idea, silly me that I haven’t thought of it before. I’m going to do this with my rosemary and chives before both die this fall. -Kat

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    • Amanda Brooks August 11, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Let me know how it goes for you :) My freezer is now full of little herb ice cubes haha


  7. consumewithlove August 11, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    I love this idea! I get a ton of herbs every week from my CSA and I always feel terrible when some of them go to waste..I’m definitely trying this :)

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    • Amanda Brooks August 11, 2015 / 8:48 pm

      I feel so terrible throwing them away too! This is the perfect trick :) Let me know what you think of it if you try!


  8. adelinejoann August 11, 2015 / 9:36 pm

    This is such a great idea! We make a lot of simple syrups, liquors, and infused vodkas with our herbs, but I have to try this too!

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  9. JennybeeCakes August 14, 2015 / 11:30 am

    This is a great idea Amanda! I’ve been wanting to start growing herbs, but was holding off on it because I thought it would be a waste if I didn’t use them all. And now you’ve just given me no excuses!! :P

    Also, thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I’m very new to blogging, so it’s awesome to see another DC girl’s blog to give me inspiration and motivation. Keep it up! :)

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    • Amanda Brooks August 14, 2015 / 1:42 pm

      This is the perfect trick to preserving them that I’ve found so far :) Welcome to the blogging world! Can’t wait to see all that you do!


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