Homemade Cranberry Juice
This easy homemade cranberry juice is made with fresh or frozen cranberries and water. No juicer or blender needed!
Servings: 5 people
- 5 cups water
- 2 cups cranberries (fresh or frozen)
- ¼ cup sugar, honey, or other preferred sweetener (Optional) Or sweeten with another juice (like apple or orange juice)
Add water and cranberries to a large pot over medium-high, and bring to a boil.
When cranberries begin to burst, use a potato masher to crush the berries. Boil for about 5 more minutes.
Strain the liquid through a fine mesh sieve or strain through cheesecloth.Tip: Cheesecloth will yield the clearest juice without sediment, but a fine mesh sieve will catch most of the sediment.If desired, sweeten the cranberry juice. To drink cold, cool to room temperature and then move the juice to the fridge to chill. (This juice is also delicious hot.)Store the strained cranberry juice in the fridge and use within a week or freeze and use within a year.
Yields about 5 cups of cranberry juice. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled.
Nutrition information assumes 1 cup of juice per serving, and does not include the optional sweetener.
Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg