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Homemade Bouillon Cubes: Ditch the Toxic Store-Bought Cubes!

Homemade boullion cubes made with veggies, garlic, bits of meat, and broth add the perfect flavor to all your favorite recipes! These taste so much better than store-bought, with no artificial ingredients like MSG.


  • 1 whole chicken (or a chicken carcass/beef bones)
  • 2-3 onions halved
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 5 large carrots
  • 4-6 bulbs garlic
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • salt to taste
  • 1 TBSP apple cider vinegar optional


  1. Add all ingredients to a large stock pot and cover fully with fresh filtered water.

  2. Simmer several hours. If using a whole chicken, remove the meat at this point. Continue simmering broth all day (up to 8 hours), if desired.

  3. Strain broth and remove bones, conserving all the soft veggies in a large bowl. Add a few chicken pieces and organ meats to bowl if available (optional). Reserve 1 cup of broth for later use.

  4. Carefully squeeze individual garlic cloves out of the peel and into the bowl. Add 2 TBSP salt, adjusting if needed. Bouillon should be quite salty to taste (we are using this to add flavor to all our recipes). Use your personal preference here.

  5. Add 1 cup of strained chicken broth to your bowl of veggies. Using an immersion blender, puree everything until smooth.

  6. Fill ice cube trays with your bouillon puree and freeze. Once frozen, cubes can be stored in a ziplock bag in the freezer. Use one homemade cube to replace one store bought cube in any recipe.