We’re big fans of juices here but it’s hard to find mixed fruit juices that aren’t full of sugar and high fructose corn syrup. And the worst part? There’s barely any real fruit juice in the store-bought versions.
That’s why I’ve got a recipe for you to make at home. Don’t be intimidated. It’s so easy to make and stores in your fridge just fine. No more feeling guilty about your family drinking juice. In fact, it’s a great way to get in more fruits.
And the best part? You get to control the amount of sugar going in.
What do I need to make this recipe?
- fruit, enough to fill 1/3 of the pot
- sugar, to taste
So what goes into this homemade fruit juice? Well, the chef’s choice.
You get to add whichever fruits you like best or have on hand.
Most combinations work just fine. But if you’re asking me? I like a combination of citrus fruits – for a tangy flavor that hits the right spot, sweet fruits – to reduce the amount of artificial sugar, and dark-colored fruits, like berries – to enhance the flavor profile.
Whatever you decide to go with, I’m sure it will be delicious, and way healthier than the ones on the shelf.
How to Make Homemade Fruit Juice
- fruit, enough to fill ⅓ of the pot
- sugar, to taste
- Put your fruit into a large pot. I would suggest you use citrus, dark fruits, and sweet kinds of fruit all together; but any combination will be great!
- Bring to a boil.
- As soon as the juice starts boiling, wait 5 more minutes, turn it off, and stir in the sugar. Add a little at a time, and taste before you put more sugar in; especially if you don’t like sweet juices. Caution: it could be hot!
- There is your homemade juice! Let it cool, then strain the juice into pitchers. The fruit you could either throw out or could leave some in the juice!