How to Make Homemade Fruit Juice

Easy, versatile, and perfect for sharing, this homemade fruit juice can be customized to your taste buds.

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If you’re anything like me, you read labels. With kids, you almost always have to. Right? And it’s astonishing to see what goes in foods that are targeted mostly towards children. Like juice.

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.

Ingredients

  • Fruit, enough to fill 1/3 of the pot
  • Sugar to taste
  • Water

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How To Make Homemade Fruit Juice

  •  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! 

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  • Bring to a boil.

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  • 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!

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Fruits

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.

Equipment I Used

Homemade Fruit Juice Kompot

Homemade Fruit Juice

Course Drinks
Cuisine Russian
Servings 10
Calories 93 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Fruit enough to fill 1/3 of the pot
  • sugar to taste
  • Water

Instructions
 

  • 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!
    Homemade Fruit Juice
  • 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!
    Homemade Fruit Juice Kampot

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Fruit Juice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 358IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword drinks, fruit, juice, kampot, low calorie, natural, russian drink, vegan, Vegetarian
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