Freezing One-Cup Servings of Homemade Stock

Found another great use for my Pampered Chef* 1-Cup Prep Bowls (typically I used these for my mise en place). They’re also perfect for freezing 1 cup servings of homemade stock for future recipes!

In a previous post on making stock (see link below), I showed you how to use an ice-cube tray to make smaller servings of stock, which are great for when I just want to add a little flavor to a sauce, or for steaming veggies.

However, sometimes I need a larger quantity for rice dishes, gravies, soup bases, etc. In those cases, these one-cup servings really come in handy.

Chx Stock Mise

Just fill the bowls, cover and freeze over night. Cover and freeze overnight, then set the bowls, one at at time, in a shallow bowl of hot water for a few seconds, to loosen your brothcicle. (A butter knife, slipped between the ice and glass, helps pop them loose.)

If you use your stock quickly, as I do, a standard gallon-size zip bag is fine for storage. If you’re concerned about air effecting it over time, you can vacuum pack the individual servings.

Now you always have fresh, tasty stock (that doesn’t taste like an aluminum can) right at your finger tips, whenever you need it!

Here’s my previous post on how to make your own chicken stock at home…and here’s one of my favorite super simple recipes that uses homemade chicken stock: Chicken Rice!


Chef Perry

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