Lemon cubes (frozen)

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Lemon cubes (frozen)

Ingredients

fresh lemons how much,

Cooking method

Lemon cubes (frozen)
Lemons, as many as you have, but preferably at least 3x, put in a bowl and pour over with boiling water. Then, using a brush or sponge, rinse well and wipe dry with a napkin. This is done to remove wax plaque, we do not need it at all. Now the lemons need to be chopped. I used to do this with a meat grinder. But this is convenient when you have a lot of lemons, at least 1 kg. Now I am making cubes of 3-4 lemons and using a large bowl of Brown blender to grind. So the lemons we first mode into wedges. You don't need to remove the zest, and you don't need to remove the seeds either. We grind in a way convenient for you. It should be borne in mind that the lemongrass particles crushed in a meat grinder are smaller than in a blender. But this is so with me. But we are satisfied with both that and this option.
Lemon cubes (frozen)
We take a silicone mold for ice, candy making or any other that you have in stock. But plastic does not fit, with silicone it is much easier to take out frozen cubes. The resulting chopped lemon mass is tightly tamped into the form cells. We put the form in the freezer. See for yourself the freezing time. Keep until completely frozen.
Lemon cubes (frozen)
Our lemon cubes are frozen. Now, turning out each cell, shake the cubes out of the mold. Place the lemon cubes in a container with a tight-fitting lid and return to the freezer.
Lemon cubes (frozen)
You can use lemon cubes in tea, summer drinks, and baked goods. Here is this cake Recipe (by nila): Lemon cake "Sophia Loren" with walnuts, raisins and meringues... I did it from frozen cubes.

Note

The best way to reap the full benefits of lemons is to freeze them!
Lemons are rich in vitamin C. And also contain vitamins A, B6, E. It is a rich source of nutrients such as calcium, iron, pectin fiber. Lemons are an excellent prophylactic against colds. They strengthen the immune system, increase the body's resistance. A cup of lemon tea is great for warming, helping the body to invigorate, improving well-being and increasing resistance to infections.
But the highest concentrations of nutrients are found in the zest of this fruit. Considering that we usually throw away the zest, we practically do not get the most from this fruit. Lemon peel also reduces gas formation and normalizes the digestive system.
But no matter how much I used to tell all this to my husband, it's useless, he'll listen, but he did as always! Cuts off a slice of lemon, chat in a cup of tea, at best press it against the walls of the cup with a teaspoon, drink tea, and lemon in the trash. Yes, and I, a sinner, did the same. But she could still wet that slice and just throw it away. I haven't come up with this method yet! Having previously read somewhere that frozen lemons are much healthier than fresh ones.
Now we have no problems, and my toad is calm! Everything is in motion! My husband throws 2 dice into each cup of tea, and one is enough for me. I also usually add a dozen berries of frozen black currants or dried cherries to tea. After drinking a cup of tea, we scoop out the rest of the lemon from the bottom with a spoon! Nothing is thrown away! The zest after freezing is completely non-bitter, and acquires a completely different taste.
And lemons usually buy those that are on stocks or at a markdown. Then I gain a lot and make several tablets with cubes at once. Economical and long enough!

Alenka578
I confirm that it is really very convenient, we basically freeze the oranges this way after we make the famous lemonade "9 liters from 4 oranges". It is made from cold water, which means that a lot of vitamins are wasted.
I usually make 4.5 liters of a drink from 2 oranges and half a lemon. The remnants, in fact, cake, are tamped into a mold of 4 cubes 5x5x5 cm. And then I add the cubes to the compote of frozen berries. I brew it for children almost every day, and such an orange cube is very useful. Or another recipe: apples + apricots (frozen) = compote in a pressure cooker + orange cube + chamomile tea in a bag. Stand until cool. Such a compote also flies away quickly))
ANGELINA BLACKmore
The way is wonderful. Thank you.
We used to have lemons disappeared many times ... we cut off a couple of slices and it, forgotten, is safely covered with mold. Then someone threw up the idea of ​​throwing it into the freezer as soon as the need for lemon disappears. So now we store (constantly in the freezer a bag of lemons (both with the skin and with the peel removed) Lemons are cut well. I take out the fruit, cut off as much as necessary and again into the freezer. Not completely, of course.
But the idea of ​​the portions was to my taste. I will definitely take note.
Admin

I start every day with a hot lemon drink with honey, which helps to start a new day, to clear the path from the tongue to the intestines after the night.

And I can compare the taste of fresh and frozen lemon, which is not in favor of frozen. Freezing lemons in slices, or lemon juice is a necessary measure when there are a lot of them at home and they begin to wither and you need to take measures to save them

Now, when lemons are terribly expensive (at the time of an epidemic), I have been using cubes of frozen juice since autumn, it tastes just sour water

Both lemons with slices with peel, and pureed, and pure lemon juice, completely lose their taste, become tasteless after freezing, only citric acid remains without taste and aroma. Moreover, this applies to absolutely all varieties of lemons, even such chic ones as Uzbek.

But lemon jam, with peel, low sugar content, I really like

I do not want to say anything bad to the AUTHOR, about the recipe for freezing lemons - the recipe is excellent I just expressed my taste for frozen lemons
nila
Alenka578, Elena, I also had a thought about cubes from oranges, but the matter did not get beyond the thought. We'll just eat an orange. She used to make the drink very actively, but in recent years she stopped. There is a lot of sugar, a lot of cake remains. I switched to other drinks and kvass.
Then she also frozen the cake, but in containers, and used it for baking. I didn't guess about the cubes then.
ANGELINA BLACKmore, Natasha, I used to freeze in bags too, all the leftovers. And in the zest, and without. But I froze these leftovers mainly for a drink from basil. When you want a drink, but there is no fresh lemon at hand. But for some reason we did not use them at all in tea. I don't know why, but I didn't use it at all. But the husband throws cubes into a cup of evening tea every day. I myself am surprised at this phenomenon! A fresh lemon may lie on a stand, but he will take a cube from the freezer.
Admin, Tatyana, Yes, I agree! We are all different, and we have different taste sensations. But still I agree that the taste of frozen lemon is a little different from that of fresh lemon.
Therefore, I probably don't use frozen lemon wedges for tea. I don’t know, I haven’t thought about it!
But here the idea and purpose is a little different! Use healthy zest, along with the white shell (its name flew off the head), and not throw it in the trash. How many times I tried to eat it, after a cup of tea, but ... more often I threw it away. Chews hard and no pleasure! But in the ground state, she herself asks for a spoon. Moreover, the lemon is whole, and everything goes into action - both juice and cake. And the taste changes of course, but we like it.
And yet ... at the price that now for lemons, it would not have occurred to me to buy them specifically for freezing.And even before, when the price was more stable, I did not buy lemons for freezing at that price. For freezing, I always take or promotional, if I get a share. Or discounted, 2nd grade. Here Silpo constantly sorts out lemons and puts quite good lemons into the markdown basket, but they are not for long storage. I choose the ones I like, if there is some kind of chick on the skin, it does not bother me, the main thing is that the fruit is free of mold and rotting. I wash well at home and under the knife grind.
Better yet, at the bazaar. We have several points where you can always buy citrus fruits for almost nothing. They are quite usable, but not for storage. So I, in the fall, gained 1.5-2 kg of such lemons, froze as many as 2 containers, and during the onset of the pandemic, these containers saved me a lot. If I hadn't made lemon pies from these cubes, there would still be. But for baking Easter cakes, I needed a zest from fresh lemon. The bazaars are closed, and then Silpo saved. They threw out the sorted lemons, took 5 pieces and again I was with cubes!

Alenka578
nila, and what size of cubes from silicone molds do you have? Here I feel that I have a smaller mold ... There are large, 5x5x5 cm, COOL, I ice everything in them !!! From broth to grated vegetables for winter storage (there is Temka on the HP about the use of silicone molds). But I didn't get to buy the small ones ... But it should be. For lemon, for example ... The idea is great! It is also always so offensive not to buy more lemons, but where are they? And here is where, it turns out!
Admin
Quote: nila
But the husband throws cubes into a cup of evening tea every day. I myself am surprised at this phenomenon! A fresh lemon may lie on a stand, but he will take a cube from the freezer.

Nelya, THANK YOU!

Maybe in this way he tries to cool the hot tea instead of adding cold water?

Yes, you can freeze almost any fruit and juices from them, then they will always help out at the right time
I make such blanks in ice trays with cells - a very convenient portion size

Maybe someone will also come in handy with this method of utilizing berries, also a godsend for the summer And there you can also see the molds, their size for freezing


mamusi
Nelya, many thanks for the great idea!
Today I will do it!
We absolutely love whole fresh lemons.
(I - so every day now I eat in-one-face lemon sliced ​​on a platter with sugar-free peel just with unsweetened tea. Such a need !!! )
... But it so happens that half of the salad will be delayed ... or you never know.
I also liked your idea very much. There will always be lemon cubes in the house!
Thank you!
I buy a lot. I use it intensively, but I will separate 2-3 and make it into a mold.
I have freshly brewed freshly ground coffee frozen in the same way (in ice molds) (when I drink and remains in the Turk).
Then the daughter makes herself a drink - Ice milk with pieces of coffee ice!
And the idea of ​​lemon cubes in tea will EXACTLY appeal to my husband!
Elfa
Nelya, thanks for reminding me. I became so cold after Alevtina Creamy's idea about the honeycomb silicone molds. It turns out minicubes, gorgeous! I make a mix: lemon + ginger. Of course, fresh is great, but sometimes a little lemon spoils, ginger dries up - and such cubes in the freezer help to save food
Zeamays
Quote: Alenka578
What size of cubes from silicone molds do you have? Here I feel that I have a smaller mold OVER ..
Alenka578, Elena, I freeze, but only lemon juice is in these silicone molds. One cube per serving. Plastic ice molds are big for me and sometimes it's not easy to get out of them. If there is a lot of space in the freezer, then I put these molds on top of each other and in an airtight bag. If there is not enough space, then pour the frozen cubes into a container and take out one at a time. Fly out easily ...
They turn out beautiful, like toys.
Lemon cubes (frozen)
nila
Alenka578, Elena, I have silicone molds like this

Lemon cubes (frozen)
Lemon cubes (frozen)
The size is brown 2.5 by 2.5, height is 2 cm. Lilac is 2.5 by 3 cm, but it is a couple of mm lower. I still make dill cubes in them. There are also hemispheres, but they are meant for something else. And I practically don't use plastic ice cubes, they are lying around. It is inconvenient to knock out cubes from them. Some of me even burst when knocking the cubes.
mamusi, Ritochka, I'm waiting for the report on the preparation of the cubes! I am very pleased that you liked this idea! And especially to my husband! After all, the main thing is that relatives get maximum benefit, and do not translate the product Juice is juice, it can also be frozen. But the big benefit is in the waste we throw away!
Elfa, Elenayes, with ginger it is a great idea! It is necessary in the summer, I hope the price will still fall to sane, freeze it for the next winter season!
Admin, Tatyana, I freeze a lot of berry puree, in different mixtures. I drive it through a screw juicer and ice cream. But I freeze in larger briquettes. Another time you need a half portion, and you have to break these briquettes. This is where you can use these cubes. Which I will probably do this summer in the summer.
Alenka578
nila, Nelya, wow, how much can you freeze with cubes and how much space is saved! And what kind of cube soups then turn out a tomato cube + a cube color. cabbage + zucchini cube + carrot cube + broth cube ...
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bensonx
I "eat" lemons at least one a day, for five years already like ... fresh yes - not in favor of frozen (especially at today's inhumane prices)! I tried all sorts - only fresh and for everything!




Quote: Alenka578

nila, Nelya, wow, how much can you freeze with cubes and how much space is saved! And what kind of cube soups then turn out a tomato cube + a cube color. cabbage + zucchini cube + carrot cube + broth cube ...
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yes yes, I also freeze the ready-made cubes




and for the cubes I leave the candy base in boxes (brown) - I laid it out, froze it, put the cubes in a bag, and the bag in a kiwi box - cheaply compact and cheerful
Zlata-Hella
Quote: Elfa

Nelya, thanks for reminding me. I became so cold after Alevtina Creamy's idea about the honeycomb silicone molds. It turns out minicubes, gorgeous! I make a mix: lemon + ginger. Of course, fresh is great, but sometimes a little lemon spoils, ginger dries up - and such cubes in the freezer help to save food

I confirm, it's delicious) You can also add a little orange zest to the lemon-ginger mixture - it turns out a very interesting mix, I pour this cube with boiling water in a cup, and when it cools a little, I add honey.
I also made lemon + mint cubes in the summer, but we didn't get it ...
nila
Olga, thanks for the tip!
I will definitely try with ginger! But already in summer, when ginger may drop in price a little, and lemons too.
mamusi
nila, I made cubes, added a slice of ginger to the lemons ...
She also slender (together) and put them in tins.
((May the Man be forever blessed that he invented a blender-chopper and an immersion "leg" too))
Chet forgot to take a picture ...
Well, the nicho will freeze, pour it into a container and take a picture.
At the same time I will show my ice mold ...
I am very pleased ...
And then ginger lies forever ... I tried it and dry and freeze - it's not mine.
And like this, with cubes - it suits me (for my character and habits)))

Thank you Nelya!
Kiss you!
nila
Ritochka, I am very pleased that I used the recipe! The main thing is that for good it was!
I'm looking forward to a photo of cubes, and your mold is also very interesting!
mamusi
Nelichka, I brought the photographs.
In the top left photo - the ice cube is turned * upside down * and you can see that the bottoms are made of orange silicone. Therefore, it is very convenient to take out. I turned it over, pressed the bottom and the round pieces fell out!
Already poured into a storage container.
Nelya, from your recipe I have a lot of ideas!)
Thank you.
(I have been freezing coffee cubes for a long time.
Milk cubes).
This year I will make - strawberry, raspberry ... and ... look Rome is still what!
Lemon cubes (frozen)
nila
Rita, I almost missed your cubes! Thank you girl, with thanks she directed me to the topic to look.
You have a cool mold, convenient. Though not cubes.
The size of the hemispheres is not very clear. But I have small hemispheres very well used for meatballs for soups.
And I freeze raspberry and strawberry puree in larger volumes. In plastic containers, 200-300 grams. I grind on a screw juicer and freeze. But I think you can make raspberries for tea with such cubes. And sometimes you need a small dose and you have to pick it off from a large block!
Thank you for bringing a photo of your cubes! Didn't forget!
Tusya Tasya
Quote: nila
But I think you can make raspberries for tea with such cubes
Nelya, well, you have another cool idea!




Quote: mamusi
I have been freezing coffee cubes for a long time.
Milk cubes
Rit, how does milk behave afterwards? I have, if the cubes lie for a long time, then it rolls up in flakes.
mamusi
Quote: nila
I freeze raspberry and strawberry puree in larger volumes. In plastic containers, 200-300 grams.
I do that too. In square disposable 250 g. I put in the freezer one by one. Very comfortably.
And these little cups are more convenient for tea or cocktails, ice cream to make ...
If there is a blender that breaks the ice, then there are NO PROBLEMS. Only very small cubes or hemispheres are needed.
Quote: Tusya Tasya
Rit, how does milk behave afterwards?
Well ... I use it for coffee ... chill, for a cocktail with fruit, or when I put porridge, and ... oops and there is no milk in the house!
Has not failed yet.
But it probably depends on the quality of milk.
Quote: nila
The size of the hemispheres is not very clear.
They are about 1 cm high and 2.5 cm in diameter.
(We need to put a ruler to make sure and take a picture!)
Such molds are cool, it is for ice. I bought it in the Lenta, where all sorts of silicone spoons, spatulas.
I am sorry that I took one.
Tusya Tasya
Quote: mamusi
Well ... I use it for coffee ... chill, for a cocktail with fruit, or when I put porridge, and ... oops and there is no milk in the house!
Has not failed yet.
But it probably depends on the quality of milk.
I also froze the cubes because of the "oops". The first time nothing, and then another oops. Although I used to freeze milk in packages, then in a saucepan and whatever you like to cook. And now here ...

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