How to Freeze Lemons or Limes

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

If you come across a great buy on lemons or limes and want to save some for later use, they can be frozen.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

Now just how neat is this, especially for those of us who use lemons quite a bit & sometimes have more than we can keep in good shape! I bought a bag just to see how well this works, & after 2 days, at least, they're just fine, so expect the rest to come through with flying colors as well! Thanks for a great recipe keeper! [Made & reviewed in 1-2-3 Hit Wonders tag]


  1. Quarter lemons and place in single layer on cookie sheet. Place in freezer until frozen. Place in ziplock bag and remove as needed. Lemons can be frozen whole but they will be mushy when defrosted although the juice will be fine.
  2. You can also freeze lemon slices the same way.
  3. The juice can be frozen in ice cube trays for use layer as well as the zest.

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