I stocked up on lemons last week because my mom was visiting and she drinks a lot of lemon water. (I should start doing that – it is so good for you!). I bought a few too many and did not want them to go bad. A good way to preserve lemons is by freezing them. Don’t freeze them whole, though, because they will become mushy when they thaw.
Here are a few tips to on how to freeze lemons followed by a few ways to use the lemons you have frozen. This freezer method also works for limes.
Money-Saving Tip: Buy lemons when they are on sale at the store and freeze them.
How To Freeze Lemons:
- Line a cookie sheet with paper towels to soak up any excess lemon juice.
- Slice and/or quarter lemons. (Your preference – I do them both ways.) Place lemon slices in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
- Put in the freezer and allow lemons to freeze for a few hours.
- Remove from freezer and put lemons in freezer-safe storage bags or containers. Store in freezer for up to three months. Use as needed.
Uses for Frozen Lemons:
Add frozen lemons to water or other beverages. It keeps them cold and adds flavor!
Grate frozen lemons and use the zest to top yogurt, salads, and fish.
How do you use your frozen lemons? Do you have any tips on freezing lemons? Feel free to share them in the comments.