Ever had the problem of lemons or limes getting bad before you could use them all? Say goodbye to that problem! Keep lemon slices in the freezer for immediate refreshing lemon water!
This post is part of my Kitchen Hacks series – I’ll be publishing a series of tips & tricks in the kitchen. Some may be super basic and you know them already but maybe you’ll find something that will make your life easier!
I’ve often had problems with lemons going bad because I didn’t use them all up in time. But not anymore!
Did you know that you can keep Lemon Slices in the freezer for immediate Lemon Water? It’s so easy and you won’t have any excuses not to drink Lemon Water! Lemon Water is super healthy for you and you should drink lemon water every morning :) Plus the frozen lime slices also cool down your water a bit (which is great for the summer!). You can use them for cocktails too!
Use organic produce! You don’t want lemon peel with pesticides swimming in your water.
Wash the lemon, cut it in slices, put the slices in a ziplock and freeze! That’s easy :)
And by the way.. it works with Limes too! (I always have lemon and lime slices in my freezer – Yummy!)
Do you love Lemon Water too? Are you freezing Lemon Slices already? I’d love to know in the comments!
Tuesday 13th of March 2018
This bit of info came right on time. I have 3 lemons in a bowl on my counter and noticing that they are shrinking. Noooo! I do not want to toss them. Thanks for the info.
Wednesday 14th of March 2018
Glad you can put it to good use! :)
Sunday 19th of February 2017
I believe I had read somewhere that drinking cold water in the morning revs up your metabolism as your body works to warm the water temperature. As for freezing lemons I started blending my lemons whole (chopped) with a little water and then pouring into ice cube trays. After they freeze you can then put them in a Baggie ( I vacuum seal them) and keep them fresh. A "cube" is about 2 tablespoons when you go to use for recipies and they are great to keep your lemon water cold!
Monday 2nd of January 2017
I have been doing this for a couple of years. We have major amounts of lemons and limes in community and people give me a bushel each season...I'm in Tucson, Arizona. I slice them, and sometimes half slices and lay on a parchment lined cookie sheet in the freezer then when frozen put in zip locs. I generally have about 10 of the 1 gallon zip bags that last me all summer for water and iced tea. Someone just gave me a bunch of grapefruit, think I'll try doing this with thin 1/2 slices.
Tuesday 3rd of January 2017
Ohh, your community sounds amazing! I think it would work just as fine with grapefruit. What a great idea! :)
Wednesday 12th of October 2016
Great idea especially if you don't use it up fairly quickly. Organic anything is expensive as it is and shouldn't go to waste. I personally fill up a 2 gallon drink container with water 1 sliced lemon, and about 1/2 a sliced cucumber and drink it up within a few days. Quick and easy and has an awesome flavor vs plain water. I will try this idea though for the extra lemons I buy so they won't go bad before I can use them :)
Thursday 13th of October 2016
Ohh I love the combination of lemon and cucumber! It's such a nice flavor for infused water. :)
Sunday 19th of June 2016
Great idea with the lemon slices, I also juice lemons & freeze in iceblock trays for recipes throughout the year. You can also dehydrate the skins, blitz it in a high power blender & freeze in ziplock bags for a continual supply of lemon zest
Sunday 19th of June 2016
Ohh another great tip with the lemon zest! Thank you so much for sharing, Di :)