Why shouldn’t ice cubes be stored in the freezer for a long time? | May 20, 2024


In these hot summer months, cocktails or fruit juices with ice cubes are a very popular drink. However, few people know that ice cubes should not be kept in the freezer for too long. Here are details.

In theory, ice cubes have no preferred use-by date and can be stored indefinitely. However, this is just a theory.

If you have been making ice cubes for several weeks but have not used them, you should not put them back in your glass of lemonade or fruit juice because they may change the taste.

Ice cubes in the freezer: Watch out for unpleasant smells!


Avoid keeping ice cubes in the freezer for too long as they can develop an unpleasant odor and taste. And if you use them, you will only spoil your drink.

In fact, the ice cubes stored in the freezer give off a taste similar to chlorine.

In addition, they can absorb the flavors of other foods from the freezer that have a broken container.

What can you do to avoid this?


To put an end to all these problems, you first need to stop storing ice cubes for 3 weeks or more. To do this, you need to make new cubes after this time.

You should also check foods near your ice cubes. They should be in airtight boxes or protected with a clear film or freezer bag. Otherwise the cubes could smell bad.

Don’t forget to clean the trays regularly by washing them with the SOAPy’au or putting them in the dishwasher. If it smells bad, you can eliminate bad odors with sodium bicarbonate, white vinegar, or essential oils.


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