Tired of the monotony that is the plain ice cube made of been-there-done-that tap water? Well turn that faucet off, because we've got 15 ingenious uses for your ice cube trays.
Not only are these refreshing snacks a work of art, they're also super healthy and delish. Oh Joy! layers pre-made juices, smoothies and/or coconut milk in ice cube trays to create these frozen treats.
If you're serving ice cream to your guests, look no further than your common ice cube tray to hold all the toppings. Real Simple recommends throwing cherries, sprinkles, crushed nuts, etc. into each mold.
A perfect crafty project for your kids — or for you on a rainy day — these marbled DIY crayons from The Chaos and the Clutter are made, you guessed it, right in your ice cube tray. Simply break up some crayons into small pieces, place them into the individual molds and throw it in the microwave for a few minutes (check on it often and make sure the tray is microwave safe). Once melted, throw 'em in the freezer and you're done.
Sometimes you need just a teeny tiny dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enter ice cube cheesecakes from DAMY Health. Made with non-fat plain Greek yogurt, light cream cheese, Stevia (you can also use agave, honey or maple syrup) and vanilla extract, these little gems won't wreck your waistline. The website also provides a vegan recipe.
Martha's at it again with these DIY bath fizzies. Use a flexible silicone tray, which makes it easier to slide the cubes out without breaking. Get the directions on MarthaStewart.com.
Adding mint to a glass of water is pretty much one of the most refreshing things you can consume on a hot summer day. Add it straight to your ice, like 17 Apart did, and you've got the recipe for total summer relaxation.
Blessed with leftover cookie dough? Fooducate recommends freezing it in ice cube trays for perfectly portioned cookies any time you're in the mood to heat up the oven.
Tempt your taste buds with raspberry ice cubes from The Space Between. The puree is made with fresh raspberries and a touch of cranberry juice.
All you'll need for these icy beauties from The View from Great Island are fresh-picked, pesticide-free edible blossoms and distilled water. Your drink never looked this good.
If you're craving an ice pop but don't want the added sugar, make your own version, like this one from Tastes Better From Scratch, which uses a banana, strawberries and juice.
Oh My Veggies recommends using these vanilla ice cubes — which are made with almond milk, sugar and vanilla — in iced coffee, tea, chai or even lemonade.