Kitchen Kapers: Freezing Leftover Liquids

A simple and practical tip for Freezing Leftover Liquids to use in recipes later!

I don’t know about you, but sometimes the most obvious things elude me. I’m always opening containers of things for cooking, then I’m stuck with leftovers. Often I just put the half used container into the freezer, but when I go to use it on another day, it’s not in the most convenient package for reuse. 

For example, the tetra packs of broth.  I use half and then put the half full container in the freezer for later.  But when I need a small amount of broth for another recipe, the frozen block of broth just doesn’t help me much.  So why not store it in better proportions? 

I have these silicone muffin cups that for me, are terrible for baking muffins in,  but, as I discovered, they conveniently hold 1/4 cup of liquid.

Freezing Leftover Liquids

 

I used a cooking tin to hold the cups, then I just filled them up, and put them in the deep freezer overnight.

 
Freezing Leftover Liquids

Then I transferred them over to a labelled freezer ziplock bag for use later.  Now I can grab a block, and defrost them when needed. Easy to do.  Easy to use.  

Have a delicious day!

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9 Comments

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    Erin Biggers
    August 29, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    What a great tip. I need to get better at using my freezer to help me in the kitchen.

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    North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard
    August 29, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    Great idea you “smartie” girl. 1/4 measurements are much better then ice cube tray measurements.

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    Kelsey Poofy Cheeks
    August 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    How come I have never thought of freezing my leftovers?? Thanks so much for this idea!!

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    August 29, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    Oh lord this is genius! THANK YOU. Finally a use for those silicon muffin cups!

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    Jenny Hill
    August 30, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Love it! thanks, I too struggled with how to deal with the leftover liquids and ice cube trays just don’t always cut it.

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    nicolette {momnivores dilemma}
    August 30, 2012 at 5:58 PM

    I freeze my homemade broths and sauces in silicon cups too! Can’t wait for soup season… 🙂

    Hope you are well, Jo-Anna…

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    gail@My Repurposed Life
    September 5, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    smart! I freeze everything, including Skim Milk. 🙂

    gail

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    southernscraps
    October 12, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing.

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