Before squeezing juice from a fresh lemon
, try one of these tips to produce more juice:
- Allow the lemon to reach room temperature and then roll it on a hard countertop using the palm of your hand. Roll it back and forth until you feel the skin loosening.
- More juice can be squeezed from a lemon or other citrus fruit by warming them before squeezing the juice out. Warm them by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Allow them to sit in the hot water for 30 seconds before squeezing.
- Lemons and other citrus fruit can also be warmed by placing them in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds before squeezing.
Try one of the tips above to get the most juice from your lemons. These tips can be used whether you need 1 or 2 cups for fresh homemade lemonade or a couple of tablespoons for your favorite lemon dessert.