Quick Tip: Freeze Homemade Stock in Ice Cube Trays

There's nothing like homemade stock, but we hate waiting for a whole container of it to defrost. Especially when we've been out in the cold and are trying to defrost ourselves – we need soup, and fast! Freezing stock in ice cube trays allows for quick defrosting and won't slow down dinner.

We recently made a big batch of homemade vegetable stock and froze it in ice cube trays. When the cubes had frozen through, we packed them in bunches in sandwich-sized freezer bags for individual portions.

When it came time to make a pot of soup, the cubes quickly melted in the pot and our broth was bubbling away in no time.

This isn't anything new – many of you probably use this trick already. It essentially follows the individual quick frozen (IQF) method we hear so much about these days.

Do you freeze your stock in ice cube trays? If not, what's your method?

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