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All I know is that trying to get the cubes OUT of these trays is impossible! Maybe if you let them melt for 15 minutes. I just tossed my expensive molds in the recycle bin. Tired of fighting with them!!
Great idea! I’ve heard of doing this before, but never have. You’ve inspired me to give it a go!
I’ve started to do the following: make coffee the usual way with a French press.After 4 minutes, pour the brewed coffee into a cup (if drinking now) or a jar (for drinking later). Then, pour another cup or so of hot water over the grounds and let that sit for a while. Use the second pour for the ice cubes.
These are great and just seems like common sense and makes iced coffee drinks so much more delicious. There’s only one coffee place in San Diego that is at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market that offers coffee ice cubes. I can’t believe more places don’t make ice cubes out of their leftover coffee.
Coffee ice cubes are in my freezer always. It’s the best thing to do with the leftovers in the pot. They’re awesome in adult blender drinks and I even put them in my iced tea some times.
I actually know this trick and I agree that it’s amazing, perfect for summer.
Coffee ice cubes are awesome! I even know of some coffee shops that use this technique. I’m not sure I’d recommend the Tovolo molds, though. After a few months, every Tovolo mold I’ve had ends up starting to impart a serious chemical flavor into the ice cubes it makes. Cleaning the molds, even with vinegar, has never worked for me. Have you not had this problem with silicon molds? I’m back to using plastic ice cube trays…
No, I haven’t noticed any chemical smell! Maybe because I usually unmold all the cubes and transfer them to freeze containers. I’ll be on alert now, though!
I recently made iced tea cubes. My Tovolo molds have a freezer burn smell. I read somewhere that baking the silicone ice trays gets the smell out but I haven’t tried it yet.