How To Freeze Lemon Slices

June 30, 2015 by


It’s HOT in my neck of the woods. Temperatures have been unusually high for this early in the summer.

One of the best ways to stay healthy this summer is to stay hydrated. 

Now I know what you’re thinking… water is dull and boring.

It’s also necessary.

And healthy.

And frugal.

If you need more reasons to drink lots of water, check out my post 11 Reasons to Drink More Water.

One simple tip I’d like to share with you today to encourage you to stay hydrated is:

This simple trick has turned my family into avid water drinkers. Not only does it make water more flavorful, but it adds a nutritious punch.

It’s also very simple.


Here’s how you do it:

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1. Wash lemons with a gentle dish soap, vinegar, or a fruit & vegetable wash. (Be sure to rinse well. You want your water to taste like lemons – not soap!)

2. Slice lemons as thin or as thick as you desire.

3. Place lemons in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

4. Freeze for at least one hour (or until frozen).

5. Remove from cookie sheet and place lemon slices in a labeled freezer bag and back into the freezer until ready for use.

6. Place 1 – 2 lemons in a glass and fill with cold water. The lemon slices will flavor your water.

*Helpful hint: You may use fresh lemons each day, but if you would like your lemons to last longer than a day, simply place them in the refrigerator and reuse until they lose their flavor.

This can be done with any other fruit, particularly limes, oranges, grapefruit, etc.

Fresh cucumber slices are delicious in water, as are mango slices, fresh mint, and fresh cilantro. You could try fresh ginger slices or pomegranate seeds.

You could also add a splash of fruit juice or sparkling water.

Have fun!

Stay hydrated!

Get creative!

Be healthy!

Leave a comment sharing with us how you stay hydrated!


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20 Responses to How To Freeze Lemon Slices

  1. thebetterbaker11

    Wonderful idea! I’m not much of a water drinker but will easily drink more if its flavored. .and this is healthy for you too.

  2. Cheryl Smith

    What a wonderful suggestion! I get so bored with just plain water, so the added kick of the frozen lemons may help to keep me on track. 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog today…they really encouraged me! God bless you, Heather!

    • Heather

      I’m so happy to have given you a way to enjoy drinking water and helping you stay on track! Having a fun cup helps, too. God’s blessings to you and yours, Cheryl. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Jennifer

    This is a great idea for lemon slices. I freeze lots of things in single layers before putting them in ziplocks, but never thought to do it with lemons.

    By the way, I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (www.myflagstaffhome.com). It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.


  4. Candace

    This is a great idea, Heather! Thanks for sharing. I really need to drink more water. I’m pretty sure I stay dehydrated most of the time. I think this would really help. Oranges sound perfect too!

    • Heather

      It’s amazing how much better I feel when I increase my water intake, Candace. The two biggest benefits I have found are that I have more energy and I tend to experience less headaches. I’m so glad to have encouraged you in this area. Blessings.

  5. Keelie Reason

    I need to do this. I have been drinking a lot of hot lemon water in the mornings, but am having a hard time using up a bag of lemons quickly enough. Thanks for posting, because I haven’t thought about doing this before. I think it is great in place of ice too!

    • Heather

      Yes, Keelie, this is an excellent way to preserve lemons that you are having trouble using up. It is great in place of ice, just keep in mind that the lemons can flavor the water pretty strong so be careful not to use too many. We usually use 1-2 in a quart mason jar. Enjoy!

  6. Aspen Jay

    Hi Heather,
    I have heard a lot about placing cucumbers in water lately … I may just need to try it! I used to be an avid water drinker but I haven’t been as diligent as I should so thanks for this idea! I hadn’t thought of freezing lemon slices though, thanks for sharing this tip! And for linking up with us at the Talented Tuesday link party!
    Take Care!

    • Heather

      Thanks for hosting and for reading! So happy to have inspired you to drink more water. It’s an easy habit to get out of if we’re not careful.

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