By Morgan O'Connor

If you have your own lemon tree or just enjoy the flavor of lemons and like to cook at home, you may find yourself needing to strain lemon juice. Lemon seeds, also known as pips, are unwelcome in most recipes calling for lemon juice. The pulp that naturally appears in freshly squeezed lemon juice might not harm some recipes. If you are making one that calls for pulp-free juice or if you just prefer not to have pulp in your lemonade, however, you can easily strain lemon juice at home to remove the pulp along with any stray seeds.

Strain your lemon juice first to make pulp-free lemonade at home.

Step 1

Place a strainer on top of your bowl, mug or other container so that anything that goes through the strainer will enter the container.

Step 2

Pour the lemon juice slowly through the strainer, checking the bottom to make sure it is entering the container beneath the strainer. Do not pour too quickly or the lemon juice might splash up onto the sides of the strainer and miss the container below.

Step 3

Gently shake the strainer to shift the matter left inside. This will allow any remaining juice to trickle through the pulp and seeds in the strainer and find its way into your container.