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Citrus Ideas and Frozen Lemonade Recipe


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Mar 22, 2024
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Citrus Ideas and Frozen Lemonade​

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Want some additional taste? Lemon to the rescue!​

Citrus fruits embody lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, pomelos and extra. Most of those fruits date again to historic instances the place they have been first cultivated in South and East Asia. Now we see the favored Florida oranges, Eureka lemons, and Mexican limes in each grocery retailer throughout the nation.

With a lightweight, refreshing attraction and balanced style of candy and bitter, it’s no surprise these fruits are a go-to for quite a lot of dishes and drinks. Citrus fruits add taste and pizazz to drinks, marinades, sauces, salad dressings and candy treats. Not solely does the flavour go a good distance, however each a part of the fruit provides a burst of vitamin! From the zest of the peel to the contemporary squeezed juice, these fruits are ripened with Vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber (when eaten entire) to maintain us wholesome and blissful year-round.

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Listed below are some fast tips about easy methods to get essentially the most out of your citrus fruits this season:​


Buy citrus fruits with a skinny peel. This implies there’s extra juice on the within. The fruit ought to really feel heavier when in comparison with these of equal measurement with thicker peels. Only for enjoyable: Take your budding cooks by the produce part for a citrus scavenger hunt. Can your little buyers discover all of the various kinds of citrus fruits?


Retailer citrus at room temperature for as much as 7 days or within the fridge for as much as 2 weeks. Temperature of the fruit is a private desire, however chilly storage will delay the fruit from getting comfortable and helps forestall mould.


Roll the fruit backwards and forwards on a tough floor below the palm of your hand earlier than slicing. Rolling with a slight strain helps launch the juices from their cells which will provide you with extra juice and taste.

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Zest the outer peel utilizing a microplane and add this to dressings, baked items, and dessert fillings. Microplanes are such a enjoyable software for all ages and permits youngsters to become involved with cooking, too! The zest is very concentrated in taste (and vitamins!). Simply you’ll want to solely take away the outermost layer. The white pores and skin under may be very bitter.

Minimize, juice & cook dinner!​

After rolling and/or zesting, get artistic with including these flavors to quite a lot of seasonal dishes and drinks. Make a flavored water or spritzer with freshly squeezed lemon juice, contemporary mint leaves, a splash of your favourite spritzer, and garnish with slices of lemons and limes. Make a marinade for any international delicacies utilizing the juice. The citric acid from the juice breaks down the powerful proteins to tenderize the meat. Use a spatula to rub the zest into granulated sugar earlier than baking to assist launch the pure oils and provides a pop of taste. And don’t overlook to paint your ultimate plates with a pleasant garnish of lime wedges (nice for balancing taste of spicy dishes) or lemon slices (which is nice for a of entirety on fish).

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In search of extra methods to make use of these fruits? Be a part of us within the Kitchen for extra tasty ideas! Attempt our Pineapple Rooster Satay and Thai Dipping Sauce in our Grownup Tasty Thai class or fulfill your candy tooth with selfmade Cannolis flavored with orange zest in A Style of Italy. Drop your youngsters off for cooking camp for an All-American Highway Journey the place they’ll use contemporary orange juice to make a Cuban Mojo sauce and a refreshing Frozen Lemonade (recipe under). Discover any of those entertaining cooking lessons at a Style Buds Kitchen close to you.

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This Frozen Lemonade recipe is the right deal with on a scorching, summer season day. Utilizing freshly squeezed juice, zest, and slices to garnish, your lemons received’t go to waste. Roll, roll, roll these lemons to get as a lot juice as you’ll be able to! Have enjoyable garnishing your cups or festive mason jars with a sugared rim or make a pink lemonade variation by including frozen strawberries. This refreshing drink is nice for a household evening on the patio or a pool celebration with associates.

Joyful Summer season!​

xoxo, Style Buds Kitchen​

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Frozen Lemonade Recipe​


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 lemons, zested
  • 1 1/4 cup chilly water
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cups of ice cubes
  • Garnish:
    • 2 tablespoon sugar
    • 2 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 6 lemon slices


  • Mix sugar and lemon zest in a blender and pulse. This permits the oils from the lemon zest to taste the sugar.
  • Add chilly water, lemon juice, and honey and mix till easy.
  • Add ice cubes and pulse till desired consistency. The longer it’s blended, the extra liquified it will likely be.
  • On a small plate, mix sugar and sea salt.
  • To garnish every cup, flip the cup the other way up and dip the rim in a shallow bowl of water. Dip moist rim onto plate of sugar and salt twisting the cup till rim is evenly coated.
  • Portion out frozen lemonade into every cup and garnish with a lemon slice. Get pleasure from!
  • TBK TIP: Recent lemon juice is most well-liked, however bottled lemon juice could also be substituted.
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