For some reason my mashed foods were harder to remove from the ice cube trays. In this case, I would grab a 9x13 baking dish and fill it about an inch full with warm tap water. Set the trays in the water to loosen the cubes.
Here are a few suggestions on foods that are easy to mash:
- avocado - no need to cook first...avocado turns brown very quickly in the freezer. If this bothers you, just mash a bit as you go instead of making it ahead of time.
- banana - same as the avocado - mash as you go
- sweet potato
- butternut squash
- acorn squash
- fingerling or new potatoes