Tips for storing lemons in abundance.
Updated: Jun 21, 2018
Lemon is undoubtedly one of the most widely used citrus fruits in the world. Lemon juice is often added to various dishes to add refreshing smell and tart flavor.Lemon juice, rind, and peel are used in so many foods and drinks. Lemon juice is used to make lemonade, soft drinks, cocktails and mock tails . Lemon slices and lemon rind are used as a garnish for food and drinks. In summer nothing is more refreshing except one glass chilled lemonade or nimbu pani but in summer lemons are not easily available in market and seem more expensive so why not store lemons when they are available in abundance with low price.
To freeze lemon zest:
Wash lemons in warm water to remove any residue or wax, Finely grate the peel, store in a zip lock bag or glass jar in the freezer.
Citrus summer ice cubes- Lemon ice cube-Extract juice from the remaining lemons, fill in ice tray and set in the freezer. Each morning toss a cube in hot water and sip lemon water.
Lemon ice cube with mint-Place thinly sliced lemon in ice tray, add finely chopped mint leaves, add fresh lemon juice and freeze. Store in zip lock bag in freezer.
1 lemon cube=1 tb sp. lemon juice is perfect to brighten up any dish or drink. In summer, just drop one of these ice cubes with fruits and black salt into a tall glass of water and watch the heat melt away.
Spa favorite Ice cube- Boil the left over lemon slices with water and sieve . Store in a glass bottle. Use this water in your face pack or in manicure pedicure. You can make ice cube of this lemon water with cucumber juice.
Lemon Slices- To freeze lemon slices place them on a butter paper and set them in the freezer for a few hours. Once they’re solid, store them into a zip-lock bag. I like to add these slices into iced tea, or any mocktail.
Tip- you can make lemon ginger ice cube,lemon coriander leaves ice cubes, lemon juice with black berry with basil or many more according to your choice.