Freezing Lemons: How To
Hi everybody :)
Did you know that you can freeze lemons? It's very simply and easy. I'll show you how. Freezing whole lemons is not a good idea because their juice sacs will burst. But freezing the juice and the zest is a great idea! You can store it in mini cups or containers to fit your needs, according to your recipes. This works well with limes also. It stays fresh for up to 6 months; so you can have that great lemony taste when they're out of season :)
Freezing Lemons: How ToWhat you need:
Microplane Zester (I use my Edgeware )
Mini Cups or Containers (I got mine from the Dollar Store)
Zesting the Lemon
When zesting the lemon, take care NOT to get any of the white part, you only want the yellow peel.
|Zest on Grater|
After zesting the lemon, rolled it on the counter top to soften it or microwave it for about 5 seconds to help release the juice. Cut lemon in half and squeeze it into container. Remove any seeds, top with lid and wrap container in plastic wrap to ensure lid stays on. Place in zip-lock bags, date, and label. Store in freezer.
|Lemon Zest in Freezer Bag|
|Lemon Juice in Freezer Bag|
Tip: After the juice has frozen, unmold and place in freezer bags to reuse mini containers.
So the next time you're at the store, and lemons just happen to be on sale, don't be afraid to stack-up :)