Preserve lemon slices in ice for a deliciously cool addition to water. Lemon ice cubes are a great thing to keep on hand.
It’s a commonly known fact that drinking water instead of other beverages is less expensive and healthier than many other options. Water is essential to life. And too few of us are as hydrated as we could be.
One thing to make water a little more exciting is to add a slice of lemon. Not only does it brighten up the glass, but it also gives a refreshing sparkle to the taste.
Making lemon ice cubes make it all the easier!
Lemon Ice Cubes
If you live in a temperate climate, it can be quite easy to grow a lemon tree in the backyard. If not, it may be that you come by some on sale, or find yourself with half a lemon that you don’t want to waste.
Any which way life hands you lemons, put it on ice!
Can you freeze lemons?
You can also make lemon ice cubes!
I suppose they aren’t really cubes, they are lemon pucks, but go with me on this.
How do you freeze lemons in ice cube trays?
- Slice the lemons and put one round slice into each compartment of a muffin tray. USA muffin pans work well for this since they are coated with silicone. (You can also use regular ice cube trays as well. If you do, you’ll need to cut the lemon slices into fourths.)
- Fill the cups with water and freeze.
- Once they are frozen, pop the ice pucks out of the tray. Run a little warm water on the bottoms to loosen the “cubes” if they’re stubborn.
- Store the frozen slices in a freezer bag in the freezer.
Whenever you want a glass of water with lemon, just add a lemon cube to your glass or pitcher. As the ice melts, the lemon will flavor your water. Easy peasy.
You can do this with other citrus fruit as well: oranges, limes, grapefruits, and mandarins! Your spa water will be next level this summer.
This post was originally published on March 7, 2012. It has been updated for content and clarity, 2020.