How To Make Grape Juice
Not many people know how to make grape juice fresh at home. Most people just go to there local grocery store and buy the concentrate-frozen stuff. This is fine if that were what you wanted, but if you would like to try something different, and fresh, then try this recipe.
To make grape juice, you will need:
- Large pot
- Large mixing Spoon
- Grapes are the key ingredient to this recipe. You will want to make sure that you choose a flavorful grape. You can either pick these grapes your self, or you can buy them from the grocery store, your choice, but it is really about the time you have to spend on this task.
- Depending on how much juice you would like to use is going to let you know how much fruit you will need. About nine pints of juice will need about sixteen pounds of cleaned grapes, with no stems or leaves.
- You will need to cut down or mush/mash all of these grapes. You can even use a food processor if you have one available to you. It is said that you can put the fruit in the pot of water and boil if you are not in the mashing mood, but it does speed the process up if you mash. Make sure, if you choose the quicker route that mush/mash as best you can.
- When you are finished with mashing all of the fruit for the grape juice, you can now add them to the large pot. Make sure the water covers all the berries. When you get everything in the large pot, you will need to put on the stove on medium heat.
- Make sure you use the large mixing spoon to stir the berry and water mixture often so it does not burn. Allow to cook until it begins to boil, then turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about ten minutes. This will make sure that all of the skin on the fruit is loosening up, and allowing the juices to come out, and taste its best.
- Once you are finished with the cooking of the grapes for the grape juice, you will then want to put the juice through a strainer so you can make sure all of the seeds and chunky particles are removed from the grape juice. Run the juice through a strainer several times to make sure all of the chunks are out.
- When you have finished the straining process, you can finally taste your grape juice. It will most likely still be warm, but it is fine to taste, and will let you know whether you would like to add your sugar, or if your grape juice is sweet enough.
- If you feel you do need the sugar, you will be putting your juice back into the large pot, and bringing to a boil then adding your sugar. You can start with a quarter cup, then taste, if it is still not sweet enough add another quarter cup. You are making this to you and your family’s taste, so allow yourself to like the way it tastes.
Once you are done the process you are finished, and can allow your grape juice to cool in the fridge. You can also jar if you choose too, but not necessary. It is up to you what you do with this juice, if it is too much to drink right away you can freeze it, or you can give some away.
Homemade grape juice