Refreshing Lemon Cups

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When the summer sizzle gets too hot, cool off with these refreshing lemon cups. Because sometimes you’ve gotta ice the sunshine!

This recipe was inspired from the many lemons that I have juiced with my awesome citrus juicer. I typically buy a bunch of lemons and juice them once a week so that I always have lemon juice whenever I need it. My favorite thing to do after extracting the juice is to fill up my stainless steel ice cube tray and freeze it to make lemon ice cubes. Once the cubes are frozen, I pop them out, place them in a zip lock bag and voila, lemon ice cubes whenever I need them. I can pop one in my water in the morning which is great for cleaning the liver first thing. I can add them to my green juice for a little bit of zing. And let’s not forget, lemons are also great for salad dressings.

I am always so amazed at how wonderful the juicer extracts juice from lemons. The lemon shells look so perfectly clean inside. This time I wasn’t ready to throw the shells into the compost. I decided that I was going to use them as a dessert cup instead. There are many creative ways to use lemon cups: from lemon puddings to sorbets, what a great way to impress guests. Below is another creative recipe using lemons and lemon cups. This recipe is very quick, simple, and easy to make.

Refreshing Lemon Cups


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3 lemon shells (used for cups)
  • 3 lemons juiced (from the lemons above, ½ cup)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • ½ can coconut cream (200ml)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (melt to a liquid)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Total Time

Prep Time

15 min

  1. Soak cashews for 2 hours in fresh water ahead of time.
  2. Cut lemons in half. Using an electric citrus juicer or by hand, juice the lemons, and set the shells aside to be used later.
  3. Once cashews have been soaked, blend all ingredients in a food processor until it is a smooth consistency.
  4. Place the lemon cups in a muffin tin, and pour the mixture into each lemon cup.
  5. Freeze cups minimum 1 hour before serving.
  6. Garnish with fresh mint.
  7. Eat and enjoy!
Refreshing Lemon Cups

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