Don’t let the extra citrus in your refrigerator go to waste. If you know you won’t be able to use those oranges, lemons, limes, or grapefruits in time, prepare them for future use by making them into juice cubes. These are perfect for cooling down drinks on hot days, or for adding to soups and other recipes that call for fresh citrus juice.
Materials: knife, cutting board, citrus juicer (or a fork to help squeeze out the juice), ice tray, freezer storage bag
Ingredients: leftover citrus (lemons, oranges, limes, grapefruit, etc.), sweetener (optional)
- If the fruit is hard, prepare it for juicing by rolling it between your hands or on the countertop with slight pressure. This will make the juice easier to squeeze out.
- Cut the fruit in half and squeeze the juice from the fruit using a citrus juicer, or by using a fork to puncture the membranes
- Make sure to remove all seeds
- Add a little bit of sweetener if you plan to use the cubes to cool down drinks (optional)
- Pour the juice into ice cube trays, filling each cell about ¾ full
- Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and freeze overnight
- Once frozen, store cubes in labelled bags in the freezer.