Easy Homemade Cranberry Juice

One of my favorite drinks is this tasty and refreshing Homemade Cranberry Juice with a splash of orange and lemon. As you know I am all about simple recipes that anyone can make. This one is no different. 

Easy Homemade Cranberry Juice

To say this recipe is easy is an understatement. Once I learned how simple it is to make I was mad at not adding this refreshing drink to me repertoire sooner. All you need is Cranberries, Water, Sweetener (preferably honey or agave) and Citrus to get an invigorating homemade cranberry juice. I used Cape Cod Select frozen cranberries for this drink because of their great quality.

If you follow this blog you may remember the easy cranberry oatmeal squares that I made recently using frozen cranberries too. Frozen cranberries are ideal to have in the freezer because of their convenience, versatility and overall nutritional benefits. 

Easy Homemade Cranberry Juice

Why not just buy cranberry juice you may wonder. In addition to the health benefits you will get from drinking cranberry juice, there are so many reasons why you should consider making your own cranberry juice: 

Reasons why Homemade Cranberry Juice is a Great Choice
  • You can control sugar content: Reading the nutritional label on store bought cranberry juice, or any store bought juice for that matter, you’ll notice the extremely high sugar content. It is absolutely scary how much sugar they put in those juices. This alone is my main motivation of making homemade cranberry juice. 
  • Homemade Juice has no preservatives: Another thing you will notice on the nutritional content of store bought cranberry juice are the preservatives added to the drink. If a product contains ingredients that aren’t natural or difficult to pronounce I tend to avoid it.
  • Cost Saving: A cup or two of Cape Cod Select frozen cranberries yields much more juice than you’ll normally get from store bought brands.

Frozen Cape Cod Select CranberriesEasy Homemade Cranberry Juice

Hope I’ve motivated you to trying your hand at making cranberry juice at home. Don’t be afraid to experiment and incorporate other fruits in your cranberry juice as well. I would love to hear from you in the comment section on how your cranberry juice turned out.

Print Recipe
Easy Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe
Course Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
cups
Ingredients
  • 8 cups Cape Cod Select frozen cranberries
  • 12 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar or half cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
Course Drink
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1.5 hours
Servings
cups
Ingredients
  • 8 cups Cape Cod Select frozen cranberries
  • 12 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar or half cup sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Place water and cranberries in a large pot and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 and a half hours.
  2. Strain liquid into another large container using a fine strainer. Press with a wooden spoon to extract all the cranberry liquid.
  3. Stir in Agave nectar or sugar, orange and lemon juice. If using sugar you can bring it back to a boil to dissolve it, otherwise just mix without heat if using Agave.
  4. Remove from heat, pour into a nice juice container, cover and cool in the refrigerator.
Recipe Notes

We like ours lightly sweetened however you can add more sweetener if you wish. 

This recipe is an entry to the Cape Cod Select Frozen cranberry recipe challenge. 

Easy Homemade Cranberry Juice

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Comments

  1. Cranberries have so many health-boosting vitamins and antioxidants. I really like that it’s so easy to make this juice and it’s healthy too.

  2. Wow, I love cranberry juice. Sadly we do not get fresh cranberries here in India at my place. It’s all the artificial ones. I am feeling like gulping it from the post itself. But I learnt the recipe, whenever I get the opportunity I will prepare for sure.

  3. I can’t wait to try this recipe! I never thought about making my own before, but your recipe looks so easy that I have to give it a try this weekend. I think I will squeeze my own lemon and orange juice too for a 100% all natural juice 🙂

  4. Who would have thought that homemade cranberry juice would be that easy?? I LOVE cranberry juice but I try to limit how much I drink due to the sugar content. I think I’m going to have to give this a try (and then keep making it time and time again lol).

  5. You are rocking it with a homemade healthy stuff on this blog. I do a similar thing but with elderberry flowers and cherries.

  6. I loveeee cranberry juice! I’m going to have to make this one for sure! Thank you sharing, looks so tasty. Can’t wait to make it.

  7. Adding orange juice to anything seems to make a drink tastier. I love how gorgeous this drink looks and can’t wait to try it on my next girls night.

  8. I need to use your recipe and make my own! I’ve always avoided store bought because of the amount of sugar and this is so much better!

  9. I love easy to make recipes. I make a lot of my own things, like nut butters and they honestly taste way better than what you get in stores with way less ingredients!

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