Cooking With The Cheeky Diva!~ Recipes For The Rest Of Us!

Are you tired of nasty, lukewarm drinks? Are you jealous of people who have those lovely chunks of frozen water in their glasses? Of course you are!

Today, I will unravel the secret of The Ice Cube for you in my kitchen.  At the end of the day, you can open your freezer door and see this! ~


What a lovely surprise for the whole family! 

I’ve seen quite a few recipes on the internets for Ice Cubes, readers, but I assure you mine is the most detailed and comprehensive.  I’ve tailored it to be practically idiot proof!!! I guarantee that you too, can have cold, refreshing drinks anytime you want!  Ice cubes aren’t just for the super smart or the super rich anymore!

Here’s what you will need to make this frosty treat:


Ice Cube Trays


Level of difficulty: Intermediate

Prep Time: 4 to 6 hours.


Take empty ice cube trays to the sink. The kitchen sink, that is.  Fill first ice cube tray with water. Be careful not to overfill! That could be a disaster!  Repeat this process with remaining empty ice cube trays.


Did you know that you can stack these things?  How handy is that?  What will they think of next?  After all ice cube trays are filled, carefully,carefully walk to the refrigerator and place them in the freezer, like so~


See? That wasn’t so hard, was it?  Take a deep breath.  You did it!  I’m so very, very proud of you.  Now, wait 4 to 6 hours. Shut the freezer door!  Oh my goodness, I can’t believe I almost forgot to tell you that crucial step! How silly of me.  It’s kind of like waiting for Santa, or watching Houdini get out of a set of handcuffs.  The magic only happens when you’re not looking.

Advanced Preparation:  When you master the technique of making ice cubes, you can do all sorts of fun variations.  Here are a few fun things you may want to add to give your drinks some interest:

Mint Leaves

Sliced Berries

Edible Glitter

Plastic Bugs

Things that you should NOT add to ice cubes:

Pine cones


Plain old craft glitter

Real bugs

If you’ve done it right, (and I have faith that you did) by the end of the day, you will be enjoying a cold refreshing cocktail, just like I am right now, even though it’s only 8:30 in the morning.  But is that any of your business?  Hell no, so back off.  I can quit anytime I want to.

Happy Cooking!

Happy Cooking!

Please return for our next lesson: Cereal

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37 thoughts on “Cooking With The Cheeky Diva!~ Recipes For The Rest Of Us!

  1. This sounds like me sarcastically explaining to my kids who, once again, left the cube trays empty in the freezer. Why did they do that? Maybe if I had given them plastic bugs it would have inspired them . . .

    • There’s nothing wrong with you dear, your palate must just prefer things at room temperature. To each his own. Don’t fret. You just drink your lukewarm cocktails and tell everyone who looks at you funny to buzz off.

  2. I am the only person in my household who uses ices cubes, so I don’t have anyone to blame when the ice cube trays are on the counter and there is no ice in the freezer. 😦 I think I will invest in some blue trays like yours and try the “volume” method. Where did you get that white tub to hold all of that ice?

    • That white tub was a liner in a small lunchbox or cooler I think, or maybe Eric brought it with him when he moved in. I don’t really remember. Sorry. And yes, mass production is the key to never being ice-less.

  3. Having always had a frige with an ice maker my niece watched in fascination as my mother made ice cubes. “Gramma! You know how to make ice?” My favorite story! Fun read.

    By the way, have you ever cubed watermelon and put it on parchment lined cookie sheets for summer fruit cubes? Works like a dream. Even more fun, thread them on bamboo skewers for ice stirrers…

    Have a yummy day!!


    • Well, if you can master the basic recipe, then you can make ice cubes out of your favorite non alcoholic, non carbonated drinks, like lemonade or ice tea. Just pour those in your ice cube trays. Doesn’t work for everything, but it works for some. Or you could get those tiny plastic ice cubes. Just don’t use those in the blender.

  4. Oh my goodness…. I’m making thumbtack ice cubes for the next person who pisses me off!! Which means Jon will most likely get a thumbtack cocktail by the end of the day!!!

    Thanks for another great recipe!! 😉

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