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Freezing Lemons for Easy Lemon Water {Kitchen Tip}

Freezing Lemons for Ice Water

I am planning on starting a new series sharing one kitchen tip a week with you. Well, this really is not a new series, I have shared tips on and off over the last five years, but my goal is to start sharing them more regularly again. Today I thought I would start by sharing an easy tip for making lemon water anytime.

A few weeks ago I shared a few tips for drinking more water. I loved reading all your tips in the comments of that post. It was so fun to read what you all have done. Today’s tip goes along with that same theme of drinking more water.

Freezing Lemons for Ice Water-

A lot of people enjoy flavored water or lemon water. I prefer my water plain with lots of ice, but several in my family love their water with lemon in it.

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I often have lemons in the refrigerator, but the reality is my husband and kids are not going to take the time to slice a lemon every time they want lemon water. If I slice it, they love it, otherwise it is not worth their time.

However, I have found a way for my family to enjoy lemon water anytime they want.

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All I do is freeze lemon slices. Yes, that is all. I simply keep frozen lemon slices in the freezer.

I slice the lemons and spread them out on a cookie sheet. I put them in the freezer until the are frozen. I transfer them to a zip top type freezer bag and then store them in the freezer.

Anytime anyone in my house wants lemon water they can simply take a slice of lemon out of the freezer and add it to their water. It saves me work and time and allows my family to have something they enjoy anytime they want.

Freezing lemons is so simple. Have you ever tried it?


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  1. Mama Owl says

    OH WOW!!! Thank you for this tip! My entire family loves lemon in their water! We even order it when we eat out! When lemons go on sale, I buy a bunch just for that reason. But… unless I slice them… my family lets them rot in the fridge, too! LOL! This is such a wonderful idea! It would keep you water cool without ice also. Problem is… my DD loves to suck on lemons! Yeah, I know… don’t ask me. I am afraid she would definitely love them frozen and I wouldn’t be able to keep them in the house! LOL! I am going to try this! Thanks again! This is awesome!!!!!! 🙂

  2. I freeze all kinds of things. I can’t believe I’ve never thought to do this. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a fabulous idea! My family would love, love, love this!

  4. Laura F. says

    I use lemons in my water every day and never thought of this! Brilliant; thanks for sharing!

  5. I slice a lemon and then cut each slice into pie pieces and freeze them for a quick freshening of my garbage disposer.

  6. Treva Buchanan says

    Never thought of freezing lemons before. I buy frozen fruit for smoothies & I use the frozen fruit in my water.

  7. Good idea! I have been juicing lemons and putting in the ice tray that has small round cubes, freeze and put in bag, pop one in my water with ice cubes and enjoy. I will try this, less work…

  8. Wonderful idea! I love lemon water but have stopped buying them because I’ve thrown too many away. Never thought I could freeze them. Thanks for the tip.

  9. Kristina says

    I’ve been freezing lemon for years for my cup of tea. Only difference I slice the lemon & stack it with wax paper squares in between each slice. Pop the stack into a zip loc bag & into the freezer. Anytime I want a lemon I just peel it off the paper. I’ve never had wax residue floating in my tea!
    Going to try your method though to reduce my end waste! Thanks!

  10. Such a simple thing that I’ve never thought about!!! I am so doing this!

  11. Wow!! great idea. I never thought of it either. I’m going to do this starting tomorrow!!

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