Thursday, December 16, 2010

Freezing Fresh Lemon Juice

I love the scent of fresh lemons.  When shopping in the produce section of my local Costco, I spotted packages of meyer lemons and couldn't pass them up.  I brought some home with me and decided to freeze the juicy goodness into ice cubes.  It's very simple and adds the perfect touch to any lemon dessert.  I wanted to also try and freeze the peel, so I zested it and froze what I could into two ice cubes.  I haven't used any yet in a recipe, so I can't tell you if it tastes just as good as fresh or not.  

A good zester is a must.  Mine is a Microplane.

I stuffed the zest into two ice cube molds and filled the rest with the juice.

I made a total of 32 lemon cubes.  I only used about 6-8 lemons.  Once the cubes are frozen I take them out of the molds and store them in a freezer zip lock bag.  When using in a recipe make sure you allow enough time for the cube to melt; otherwise, try the microwave.


LKP said...

groovy tip. will have to give it a whirl. (p.s. so excited to hear that you're HOME!!!)

Gina said...

Love this!