Quickly cool hot oatmeal with crushed ice
To cool off oatmeal easily, I make it with about half of the normal amount of water and microwave it. I then add some crushed ice to cool it off and get it to the right consistency all at once.
For those of us without a refrigerator outfitted with an icemaker, check out these mini ice cube trays! They would work just as well. Good for blending ice into a smoothie, too!