A while back I wrote about the amazing lime bounty I was getting from my friends Roxanne and Shane. Their tree just bursts with limes every year and they are wonderfully generous with their fruit. At one point I had so many that I froze the juice, but also kept the zest, in order to preserve it and make lime zest sugar. I ended up with so much, I turned them into gifts that everyone I gave them to loved.
Lime Zest Sugar
- Organic Limes
- Organic Sugar
1. Zest you limes and add the zest of one lime per 2 cups of sugar! That’s it.
3. Store in an air tight container. Will remain super fresh for up to 6 months, then starts losing it’s zing.
Your lime zest sugar is great for cocktails, baking, and flavoring teas. I’ve used it in all of those ways, and I love it. It can also be used as a facial scrub! But be careful, lime zest is a pretty potent punch of lime oil, and can irritate sensitive skin. Test it out on the inside of your arm first.