I use a lot of lemons, but I don’t always have them handy. When the mood strikes at 8 Pm to whip up a batch of lemon cookies and not a fresh lemon to be found in the house, in steps lemon juice powder. The powder is a shelf-stable product and should be in every lemon lover's pantry.
Where can I buy lemon powder?
I purchase mine from King Arthur Flour. The link is not an affiliate link, I just really love King Arthur products.
What to do with lemon powder?
You can substitute the powder in any recipe that calls for lemon juice, lemon zest, or lemon extract.
- Add to plain yogurt and dill for lemony yogurt dip for vegetables
- Make your own lemon pepper spice
- It’s great sprinkled on roasted vegetables
- If you drink tea, add a dash to add a lemony flavor
- Mix with olive oil and rub on fish
- Make lemonade
Substitution Equivalents in Recipes
These are estimates and the amounts I've used with good results.
1 teaspoon of powder for 2 tablespoons of juice. Add 1 teaspoon of lemon powder into 2 tablespoons of water and stir to dissolve the powder.
1 teaspoon of powder for 2 teaspoons of lemon extract. Add 1 teaspoon of powder to water and stir to dissolve.
1 teaspoon of powder for 1 tablespoon of lemon zest.
How to make a simple Lemon Glaze
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice powder
- 1 ½ cups powdered sugar (also called confectioners sugar)
- 3 teaspoons water, add gradually to avoid thinning to much
In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients together until smooth.