How to: Freeze Lemon Juice

How to: Freeze Lemon Juice

When Tiffany and I made Lemon Pull-Apart Bread recently, we used a lot of lemon zest but just a little bit of lemon juice. She asked me if I was going to make lemonade with all the leftover juice (which is a great idea), but I love to keep lemon juice in the freezer so it’s easy to use in recipes without having to buy lemons and juice them each time.

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If you freeze the juice in ice cube trays, it’s already measured for you and ready to use in recipes. Each cube equals 1 tablespoon of juice. The lemon zest freezes well too, so be sure and remove the zest before you juice the lemons.

I use the electric juicer that my husband bought years and years ago. You get a lot more juice than using a reamer or press, but you do need to strain the juice to remove the seeds and pulp.

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The frozen lemon juice tastes so much better than bottled juice, and it’s just as convenient and easy to use.

It doesn’t take long for a cube of lemon juice to thaw at room temperature, or zap it in the microwave for a few seconds. You can also add the frozen lemon juice to most sauces without thawing it first.

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We love lemon desserts at our house. Here’s just a few that I’ve shared:

Lemon Meringue Tarts
Mini Lemon Cream Cheese Pies
Meyer Lemon Cheesecake
Lemon Pull-Apart Bread
Baked Lemon Donuts
Lemon Zucchini Bread

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Or maybe you’d prefer a lemon cookie to brighten up your day.

Lemon Bar Cookie Cups
Lemon Glazed Christmas Wreath Cookies
Over The Top Lemon Drop Candy Cookies

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Start or end your day with a little sunshine:

Cornmeal Lemon Ricotta Waffles
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Linguine in Lemon Cream Sauce
Quick and Easy Chicken Piccata