Freeze Lemons & Limes for Juice Any Time

Freeze Citrus JuiceA squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice can brighten up just about any dish and I’ve got an easy tip to help keep you in the juice — the real deal, not the processed stuff in the plastic lemons and limes — freeze them!

Freeze Citrus Juice

That’s right, you can freeze fresh citrus to so you’ll always have it on hand when you need fresh lemon or lime juice. This won’t work if you’re planning to use the flesh of your fruit because freezing will turn it into a smushy mess, but the juice will still be picture perfect for waking up the flavor of your favorite dishes. You can take a few extra minutes and use a vegetable peeler to remove the lemon or lime zest before juicing and freezing the juice in an ice cube tray, but if you’re short on time here’s an even easier tip.

Next time lemons or limes are on sale buy a couple or a bunch. Put them in a resealable plastic bag and pop them in the freezer. When you need a little juice, thaw the fruit quickly by microwaving it for 5-10 seconds. The heat will also help loosen up the juice so you’ll get more out of each lemon or lime. Be careful not to nuke the fruit for more than a few seconds or the juice will get too hot and your citrus may explode.

Need a little lemon and lime inspiration? Click here for lemon tips and recipes, (Don’t worry, Lime Lovers. Just use lime juice and zest instead of lemon to get your lime fix.)

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