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Easy Strawberry Juice Recipe

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Strawberry juice is a refreshing, delicious way to start the day! It’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C this juice has so many uses too. The flavor is like biting into a fresh strawberry in the spring.

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This recipe for strawberry juice is totally customizable too! Like it sweeter? Just add more sugar. Like a tart, refreshing drink? Add more lemon.

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With only 3 ingredients you can make a variety of drinks and more.

This recipe is a classic that our grandmother’s used to make. A great way to use up a lot of berries while they are fresh.

Best ways to store fresh strawberries

Fresh strawberries have a very short shelf life. Learning how to store them properly will save you a lot of money and wasted food. Through a lot of research and trial and error, we have found 2 ways that are pretty good at storing strawberries.

The first is to make a solution of one part white vinegar to three parts cold water. Make sure you sort through the berries first. Any that are already showing signs of going bad should be discarded. Dunk the berries for a few seconds. Drain well. Then the berries need to be dried. We found this post on Food52 blog and it worked really well.

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Line a salad spinner with a few layers of paper towel and spin the berries lightly. Then store berries in a container lined with fresh paper towel with the lid on but not totally sealed.

The second is to sort through your quart of berries and discard any that are bad. Gently place berries back in the quart container that they came in. Do not wash the berries first! Store refrigerated up to a week. If in the meantime you see any berries that show signs of mold or dark spots, remove them from the quart box.

What you need

  • strawberries – the fresher the better. You can also use your own fresh frozen berries.
  • sugar – substitute raw sugar, brown sugar artificial sweetener or honey, if you’d like. Adjust sweetness to your taste.
  • lemon juice – fresh or bottled may be used.
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How to make it

  1. Wash berries well.
  2. Remove hulls.
  3. Add berries to blender container or your favorite juicer.
  4. Add lemon juice and sugar (adjust the amount of sugar to your taste).
  5. Blend for a few minutes until all of the berries are puréed.
  6. If desired, strain juice through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth. Press juice through with spoon to get as much of the pulp back that you can.
Step by step photographs of the process for making strawberry juice. See details in recipe below.Pin

Tips for the best juice

  • Use fresh berries. The fresher the better. See section above for the best way to store strawberries. You can also use fresh frozen berries.
  • Sweeter berries will make a sweeter juice. Taste test the juice and add more lemon or sugar to taste.
  • You can substitute lime juice for the lemon juice for a slightly different twist.
  • You can use other fruits and vegetables to change it up as well. Try raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, apple, carrot, celery, cucumber. The possibilities are endless.
  • Also try different herbs and spices. Fresh ginger, mint, lemon balm,
Sparkling strawberry juice in jar.Pin

How to store juice

Juice is best fresh but it can be stored. Juice must be stored refrigerated. It will last about a week. For longer storage, you can certainly freeze it in bags or containers.

How to use strawberry juice

  • Make a refreshing strawberry drink. Just add water, club soda or seltzer.
  • Use it for strawberry daiquiris or margaritas.
  • It is great to use in strawberry pie filling, or strawberry jam or strawberry sauce, instead of adding water. This will make the jam and sauces extra flavorful.
  • Strawberry lemonade is a totally refreshing summer drink.
  • Use it to make homemade ice cream.

Tools I use

Strawberry juice in a vintage Ball jar with handle and club soda bottle.Pin

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Easy Strawberry Juice

Strawberry juice is a refreshing, delicious way to start the day! It’s full of antioxidants and vitamin C this juice has so many uses too.
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Course: Beverage, sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 93kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, fresh or bottled
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar

Instructions

  • Wash berries well.
    2 cups fresh strawberries
  • Remove hulls.
  • Add berries to blender container.
  • Add lemon juice and sugar.
    1 tsp lemon juice, fresh or bottled, 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • Blend for a few minutes until all of the berries are puréed.
  • If desired, strainer juice through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth. Press juice through with spoon to get as much of the pulp back that you can.
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Notes

**Nutrition listed is for 1 cup.

TIPS FOR THE BEST JUICE

Use fresh berries. The fresher the better. See section above for the best way to store strawberries.
Sweeter berries will make a sweeter juice. Taste test the juice and add more lemon or sugar to taste.
You can substitute lime juice for the lemon juice for a slightly different twist.
You can use other fruits and vegetables to change it up as well. Try raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, apple, carrot, celery, cucumber. The possibilities are endless.
Also try different herbs and spices. Fresh ginger, mint, lemon balm,

HOW TO STORE JUICE

Juice is best fresh but if can be stored. Juice must be stored refrigerated. It will last about a week. For longer storage, you can certainly freeze it in bags or containers.

HOW TO USE STRAWBERRY JUICE

Make a refreshing strawberry drink. Just add water, club soda or seltzer.
Use it for strawberry daquiris or margaritas.
It is great to use in strawberry pie filling, or strawberry jam or strawberry sauce, instead of adding water. This will make the jam and sauces extra flavorful.
Strawberry lemonade is a totally refreshing summer drink.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 223mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 86mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
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Originally published July 7, 2021. Updated with new content January 3, 2022

10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is such a timely recipe! It is so hot where I am right now, so something like this strawberry juice will absolutely save me!

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