There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.
Today: Meet an unlikely contender for your kitchen's true jack of all trades.
Ice cube trays exist in the strange limbo between specialty kitchen tool and everyday staple. Basic trays can be picked up for less than the price of a cocktail, but we still feel guilty spending our pocket change on a product that we assume only serves one purpose (especially when that purpose is as mundane as freezing water).
A seasoned Food52er, AntoniaJames has collected an impressive amount of creative uses for her ice cube trays. Determined to leave no tray unfilled, she turned to the Hotline for more ideas. From curry paste to coffee, the community has a number of clever suggestions for cubing anything and everything.
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Curry paste photos by Megan Scott, all other photos by James Ransom
Tell us: What are your most creative uses for an ice cube tray?