lemon sugar cubes are SO easy and make a perfect gift!

Okay – I’m OBSESSED with these lemon sugar cubes you guys!

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Is it me or does it feel like the holiday season has started even earlier than ever before?

And I get it. We NEED this now and I am here for it. So much so that I’m going to start rolling out gift ideas starting today!

If you know me or have been following me here, you know that my go-to gift is typically a sweet treat from my kitchen. But I’ve been struggling with this over the last few years. Between allergies, restrictions, preferences, etc., baked goods feel more and more inappropriate, and this year even more so.

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So I’ve decided to focus more on alternative handmade gifts that are easy, inexpensive, customizable and hopefully as appreciated as a box of cookies or mini pound cake!

I mean, how cute are these sugar cubes??

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I love the idea of pairing a jar of these cuties with a pretty tin of tea, or set of tea cups. I went with straight lemon here but the possibilities are endless. Lavender (with lavender buds) would be lovely, as would any of the citrus oils or even peppermint or cinnamon.

And they are very, very easy to make. The key is to not over-moisten the sugar, and to let the cubes dry thoroughly before removing. They last indefinitely so can be made well in advance.

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If you don’t want to make individual cubes you can simply make a batch of the sugar (don’t dampen) and parcel into little jars. Just scale up the recipe based on how many gifts you want to make!

Lemon Sugar Cubes l sherisilver.com


Lemon Sugar Cubes (makes about 12 cubes using the mold shown; can scale up for larger quantities)

1/2 – 3/4 cup granulated sugar
finely grated zest from one lemon
3 – 5 drops Lemon Vitality essential oil

spray bottle filled with water
silicone mold

Stir the sugar, lemon zest and lemon oil together in a bowl. Give the mixture a few spritzes of water and stir again. Keep adding water as needed, a bit at a time, till the mixture clumps together like damp sand. Spoon into your mold, pressing down to compact the sugar. Let set for at least 24 hours (or longer). Remove from mold and store in an airtight container.

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This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

Lemon Sugar Cubes l sherisilver.com

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