If you are looking for a refreshing and delicious drink, try this homemade apple juice.
Got leftover apples from the apple orchard? Why not turn it into a beverage?
I will show you how to make your own homemade apple juice with a blender and some simple ingredients. Also, I will share some tips and variations to make your beverage more interesting and flavorful.
Be prepare to create show-stopping drinks and cocktails at parties or have a refreshing beverage for breakfast.
This easy recipe will help you prepare it at your home within 10 minutes. Let’s get started!
How to make Apple Juice
To make apple juice, you will first need to wash and slice the apples. You can use an apple peeler, corer, and slicer to quickly cut the apples. It is a handy kitchen appliance that can help you make juice much faster than usual.
Add apple slices to the blender along with water, lemon juice, ginger pieces and mint leaves. Run the machine for about 30 seconds or until all ingredients are blended properly.
Pass the juice through a strainer to remove the pulp. Add honey and serve it immediately.
Which Apples to use
Sweet apples: If you want a sweeter taste, use sweet apples like pink lady, Honeycrisp, or fuji.
Tart apples: If you want a tart flavor, use granny smith, empire, or Braeburn.
You can also mix different apples to make your juice more flavorful. Experiment with different flavors and find the perfect apple juice for you.
You can also add other ingredients to your apple juice like cinnamon, nutmeg, or vanilla extract. These spices will give your apple juice a nice flavor and make it even more delicious.
Sparkling water instead of plain water will make your drink more refreshing and light. This variation is perfect for hot summers and fun occasions.
You can also use this as a base for other drinks like apple cider, apple martini, and apple punch. It is straightforward to prepare these drinks, and you don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients. All you need is apple juice and some spices to make your drink more flavorful.
Let me give you a few more ideas on how you can spice up your apple juice.
Apple Cider: To make apple cider, add apple juice, cinnamon sticks, and cloves to a pot. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain the apple cider and serve it hot or cold.
Apple Martini: To make an apple martini, mix apple juice, vodka, and triple sec in a shaker with ice.
Apple Punch: To make apple punch, mix apple juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, lemonade, and ginger ale in a pitcher. Serve chilled over ice cubes.
So as you can see, there are many different ways to enjoy amazing beverage! It is a very versatile drink that everyone can enjoy.
Whether you like sweet or tart apple juice, there is a recipe variation for you. Next time you want to make a quick beverage, try making apple juice! You will not be disappointed.
Using a Blender
When you are making apple juice in a blender, make sure to remove the seeds of the apples as they contain a cyanide compound that is harmful to the body.
Always choose apples that are sweet for making fresh apple juice. Sour apples are highly acidic and not suitable for making refreshing apple juice.
You can also make this beverage if you do not have a blender or juicer. After slicing the apples, you need to add them to a pot filled with water.
Boil for about 20 minutes. Mash the apples. Strain the hot juice through a mesh strainer.
The apple juice will be filtered in the glass. You can add lemon, mint leaves, and honey to add taste. If you’re interested in more juice recipes that can be made in a blender, check out Beetroot And Orange Juice and Aloe Vera Juice.
How can I use the leftover Apple puree?
Leftover apple puree can be used for apple muffins, apple cake, apple pie filling, apple turnovers, and apple strudel.
Can the apple juice be frozen?
Yes, you can freeze the fresh apple juice for up to three months in an airtight freezer-safe container. Keep it in a single layer to not stick together when frozen.
Fresh apple juice or store-bought apple juice?
Fresh apple juice wins over store-bought apple juice when it comes to taste. They are more refreshing. Store-bought juice contains a lot of sugar and tastes artificial.
My apple juice turned brown! What happened?
Apple juice turns brown when exposed to air and sunlight. It is a chemical reaction between apple juice and oxygen in the presence of light.
The best way to prevent this is by covering the container and storing it in a dark place. But even after doing this, beverage will still turn brown within a few hours.
How to store apple Juice
To properly store the apple juice, you need to pour it into a glass jar or airtight container. Leave about an inch of headspace at the top of the container as apple juice expands when it freezes.
You can store apple juice in the fridge for up to two days or in the freezer for up to three months. When storing it in the freezer, make sure to cover it with a lid. It will prevent it from turning brown due to oxidation.
How long does apple juice last?
Apple juice will last for about two days in the fridge or up to three months in the freezer.
However, I recommend you drink apple juice on the same day you make it as this juice is not pasteurized and does not have any preservatives.
Homemade Apple Juice
- 4 Large Apples
- 3 cups Water
- ½ Lemon
- A small piece of ginger (optional)
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon Honey (optional)
- Thoroughly wash the apples under running water to remove any dirt.
- Cut the apples into quarters, ensuring to remove the seeds and core.
- In a blender, combine the apple pieces, water, lemon juice, ginger (if using), and mint leaves.
- Blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth and fully combined.
- Strain the apple juice through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher or bowl, pressing the pulp to extract as much juice as possible.
- If desired, sweeten the juice with honey, adjusting the amount to your taste.
- Serve the juice over ice for a refreshing drink.
- Wash and quarter the apples, removing the seeds and core.
- Feed the apple quarters into the juicer, followed by lemon juice, ginger, and mint leaves.
- Once all ingredients are juiced, taste the juice and add honey if desired for sweetness.
- Stir well and pour over ice to serve.