By PureWow
Updated March 11, 2016
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This piece originally appeared on PureWow.

"Grab and go" is kind of our M.O. That’s why we’re stocking up on ice cube trays, because there’s so much more besides water that we want to save for later. Here are nine surprising things you can freeze now and defrost as needed. And yes, it just changed your life.

WINE CUBES

MILK AND COOKIES CUBES


Craving something sweet? Freeze crushed Oreo cookies with a splash of milk and drop one in your coffee. Or enjoy it late night as a frozen treat…or two.

HERB CUBES


Once again, you bought way too much parsley. Instead of tossing it, or any herb--rosemary, basil, sage--put them in an ice cube tray with olive oil. Then add to roasted potatoes, soups or wherever your appetite desires.

ALOE CUBES

LEMON CUBES

FRUIT CUBES


Done buying pre-packaged frozen fruit for your smoothies? Easy. Purée fresh fruit--everything from mangos to strawberries--then pour into ice trays and freeze until you’re ready to blend.

PESTO CUBES

GARLIC CUBES


Mmmm….garlic. Roast it up. Scoop out the cloves and pop them into a tray. Next time you’re craving, say, roasted garlic and Gruyère fondue, you’ve got it at your fingertips, ready to go.

EGG WHITE CUBES


You already did all the separating. Now it’s time to get your quiche on (just be sure to cover these cubes with a lid or Saran wrap in the freezer).

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