Drink to your health by harnessing the flavors and antioxidants in raspberries, blueberries, and other prolific summer fruits. 

Homemade Berry Juice 

Like most people, if you give me something sweet to drink, I will probably like it. I liked flavored "vitamin waters" until I read their labels, and with years of soft drink slurping behind me, I have some making up to do. Enter dazzlingly delicious (and awesomely nutritious) drinks made from the juices of raspberries, blueberries, and even rosehips. If you can boil water, you can make – and preserve – wildly wonderful fruit concentrates to enjoy year round.

Any canning book will tell you how to turn potent little berries into jam, but most have nothing to say about canning raspberry, blueberry or blackberry juice. You can find instructions for canning berry syrup or grape juice, but information is slim on making juice from berries. Go figure! Slightly sweetened berry juice over ice with a sprig of mint is exactly what your body wants on a hot day. Try it once, and you'll see.

I'm several batches into berry juice-making now, and it's amazingly easy.

1.  Thoroughly rinse berries, and place them in a heavy pot with just enough water to make them bob. Bring to a slow boil, mash with a potato masher or spoon, bring back to a boil, and remove from the heat. Cool slightly.

7/12/2018 3:00:37 PM

I make my own raspberry iced tea using this method, it's amazing!! https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/raspberry-iced-tea/

7/3/2018 5:01:55 PM

I just toss strawberry hulls into a bottle of water in the fridge. After about a week, lots of delicious strawberry flavor has leached into the water, so I strain out the hulls for compost and freeze the remaining liquid for a refreshing summer drink (with or without gin/vodka!)

8/29/2017 11:00:08 AM

how do i juice frozen blackberries for jam?

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