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How to Get the Most out of Your Lemons. Don't Throw Them out Yet!

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If you like to buy citrus in bulk like me, sometimes you have a bit more than you need. Instead of waiting for your lemons to spoil, take action!

This is an easy kitchen hack for any home cook to do. Anytime a recipe calls for lemon juice or zest you'll be ready. So stop buying lemon juice in a bottle and make your own!


  • Ice cube tray
  • Medium bowl or measuring cup with spout
  • Freezer ziplock bags
  • Zester or fine grater


  1. Simply zest up a bunch of the lemons with zester or fine grater. Place the zest in a small container and freeze. Once you’re ready to use it, just take it out of the container.
  2. Cut open your lemons, and juice them with a juicer or by hand into a small bowl.
  3. Then pour the juice into ice cube trays, then freeze.
  4. When frozen, pop the cubes out into a large plastic ziptop bag.
  5. Now, you have lemon juice at the ready.