How to Make Lemon Sugar. This easy technique infuses fresh lemon flavor into sugar for all of your baking and cooking needs. If you are a lemon lover then are going to love knowing this easy baking trick.
This recipe has to be one of the easiest recipes ever. All you need is 2 ingredients and about 5 minutes of prep time, a short time baking and you will have this infused sugar made. Then all you have to do is store it in an air-tight container so the flavors can infuse and then it is ready to use.
There are many times that I use this when I am baking to add extra flavors to what I am making. It is so easy to make and stores well that it is one of my favorite things to keep on hand in my kitchen to use whenever I want to.
What is lemon sugar?
Lemon sugar is plain granulated white sugar that has been combined with lemon zest and then stored so the flavors can combine to make a tasty citrus infused sugar.
If you are looking for how to make lime sugar, orange sugar, or any other citrus sugar you can use the same recipe. Just change out the lemon zest for the zest of the fruit you want to use.
How to use Lemon Sugar
If you are wanting to add lemon flavor to your recipes you can easily do so with this citrus infused sugar. All you have to do is exchange the sugar called for in the recipe for this infused sugar.
Homemade ice cream, iced tea, cookies, and cakes will be put over the top with this delicious touch. If you are looking for recipes to use this in check out some of our favorites.
Add this to iced teas and lemonade for an amazing burst of extra flavors.
- strawberry lemonade cupcakes
- Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
- Lemon cupcakes
- Blueberry Pancakes
- Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes
- Blueberry bread
- Mini Blueberry Muffins
- Greek Yogurt Blueberry muffins
How to Store Lemon Sugar
You can use any pretty glass jar that has an airtight lid. Two cups fit perfectly in a pint mason jar and make a beautiful presentation whether you put it out on your own counter to use or give it as a gift.
How to Make Lemon Zest
Making lemon zest is easy, all you need is fresh lemon and a citrus grater. Gently rub the lemon with the peel on the grater to remove only the yellow part of the peel.
Lemon Sugar Ingredients
- Granulated sugar
You will want one full lemon worth the zest for every cup of granulated sugar that you use. You can easily double and triple this recipe.
How to Make Lemon Flavored Sugar
Zest the whole lemon.
Spread lemon zest onto a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in a 200 oven until completely dry.
Allow your lemon zest to cool and then combine in a medium sized bowl with sugar, stir well to distribute evenly.
Place in an airtight container.
Allow to sit in a closed air tight container for 2-3 weeks to fully absorb flavors before using.
Easy Lemon Recipes
After making the infused sugar you will have lemons left over, if you are looking for ideas on what to make with the lemon check out some of our favorite recipes.
- 1 cup white granulated sugar
- 1 lemon
- Zest the whole lemon.
- Spread lemon zest onto a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in a 200 oven until completely dry, about 30 minutes.
- Allow your lemon zest to cool and then combine in a medium sized bowl with sugar, stir well to distribute evenly.
- Place in an airtight container.
- Allow lemon to sit in sugar for 2-3 weeks to fully absorb flavors before using.