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homemade cranberry juice in pitcher and glass

Homemade Cranberry Juice

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb, Paleo, Sugar-Free, THM, Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 54kcal
This Homemade Cranberry Juice is super simple and refreshing--you'll never go back to store bought!
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Ingredients

Instructions

Saucepan Method

  • Place water and cranberries in a saucepan. Bring water and cranberries to a boil. Reduce the heat--cover and simmer for 10-20 minutes or until the berries begin to pop.
  • Let cool a bit. Strain the berries through a fine strainer, pressing the mixture with a spoon. Save cranberry mash for later use. See notes for ways to use this.
  • Return cranberry juice to the pan. Stir in the sweetener, lemon juice, and salt. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until sweetener is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat. Cool and transfer to a pitcher. Refrigerate until chilled, or pour over ice and serve immediately.

Slow Cooker Method

  • Wash cranberries. Put cranberries and lemon juice in the slow cooker.
  • Add water to the slow cooker--just enough to barely cover the berries.
  • Add sweetener of choice.
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours.
  • If desired, mash the cranberries to extract more juice and cook an additional 30 minutes.
  • Strain the liquid from the berries.
  • Allow the juice to cool. Refrigerate until cold and serve, or serve over ice immediately.

Blender Method

  • Place cranberries and water into blender.
  • Blend on high until well blended and the resulting mixture is completely smooth.
  • Strain out the juice using a fine mesh strainer, pressing the contents against the edge of the strainer with a spoon or spatula.
  • Return the juice to the blender. Add the sweeteners and lemon juice and blend again.
  • Refrigerate until cold or serve over ice immediately.

Reconstituted Powder Method

  • Mix 2 Tbsp of powdered cranberry juice in a cup of water.
  • Stir well to combine. A frother can be used for easier blending, or you could put the water and powdered juice in a blender and blend 'til combined. One other option is to heat the water first, then add the powder, and stir until combined.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 68IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg