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Storage Tip for Broth

Making broth from chicken bones is super easy.  I outlined how to do it here: How to Make Broth.  Once you have all this broth you can freeze it, but what if you only want a portion of what you have frozen?  Do you have to thaw it and refreeze the remainder?

No!  A super easy solution for broth storage is to freeze in ice cube trays.  On a minimum, I let the broth sit overnight in the fridge and skim the fat off the top.

There is still a bit of fat on top.  I was able to remove most of it, the little bit left is fine.

There is still a bit of fat on top. I was able to remove most of it, the little bit left is fine.

I then pour it into trays.

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And put the trays in the freezer and let it freeze.

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When I take my cubes out of the freezer, I have to leave it sit out for a little bit before I’m able to get the cubes out of the tray.  Make sure you transfer the cubes into a freezer bag or other storage container or your cubes may get freezer burnt.

Now, if you want to make a small batch of soup, or just need a little more broth for a project, you are ready to go.

A standard ice cube trays make a cube that is about 1 1/2 Tablespoons.  That means that if you need 1 cup of broth, you will need about 11 cubes.  This may vary depending on how much you fill you tray, and the size of the cubes on the tray, but for this type of cooking, you rarely need exact measures.

This simple tip has made life a little easier for me, and I hope it does for you, too!!!!