I love lemons in most any chilled beverage. However, once they are cut, they will dry out in the fridge in a few days. After having some lemons left over for drinks after a party though, I decided to slice them up and try freezing them for future use. They couldn’t have turned out better!
Here’s what I did:
- Slice your lemons which ever way you like. I like them in quarter slices as they are easier to store.
- Dump them into a ziplock bag that’s big enough so that you can spread them out.
- With the lemons at the bottom of the bag, fold the top over tightly, trying to remove as much air as possible and then zip it up.
- Smooth out the bag and spread the lemons out as much as you can.
- Put the bag in the freezer on a flat surface or, as I like to do, fold it in half and toss it in. Either way, try not to get the bag too crumpled up in the freezer until the slices are completely frozen.
- Once they are frozen, you can remove them from the bag for drinks, recipes, etc. as you need them.
Note: Several sites I googled on this said they would just put them on a cookie sheet in the freezer then store them in the bag afterward. What I do takes more time but I think you would lose less nutrients and moisture doing it my way.