Can you freeze lemon juice?
Yes, you can freeze lemon juice, which is a great way to preserve it. Freezing lemon juice does not affect the quality, so you can use it as you did before freezing.
Of course, the taste of fresh and frozen and thawed lemon juice may differ slightly. But almost everyone uses it in cooking and doesn’t drink it as it is, so no one will notice the difference.
Just because lemon juice freezes well doesn’t mean you have to immediately put all your leftovers in the freezer. Let’s talk about the difference between bottled and fresh lemon juice.
Vs bottled lemon juice
Bottled lemon juice usually lasts a year or more, and you can store it in the refrigerator for several months after opening. This means you don’t have to rush to freeze it and in most cases you can leave it in the fridge until you need it next time.
(Read the label to make sure.)
With freshly squeezed lemon juice, everything is different. It only lasts for a couple of days after extraction, so there’s no point in freezing the leftovers. Whole lemons keep quite a long time, so don’t rush if you haven’t made your own juice yet.
How to freeze lemon juice
How to freeze lemon juice:
Make juice. If not done yet, strain the lemon juice.
Freeze the juice in an ice cube tray. Pour the juice into a tray and place in the freezer for 3-4 hours or until the cubes are frozen. Or, to keep things simple, leave the tray in the freezer overnight.
Place the cubes in a freezer bag. Remove the tray from the freezer, place the cubes in a freezer bag. Squeeze out the air before sealing the bag. If you like, add a name and date tag to the bag.
Freeze for a long time. Put the bag with the cubes in the freezer.
That’s it. A few minutes of active time, and now you have a few cubes of lemon juice in the freezer ready to use when needed. You can freeze lime juice or orange juice in the same way.
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