Drinks | May 24, 2019

Homemade Grape Juice (no juicer required)

There is nothing so sweet and delicious and chilled fresh juice! This homemade grape juice is one of the simplest and best juice you can make! You don’t even need a juicer to make it. It’s a recipe the whole family, especially kids, love! Perfect refreshing drink to go with your snacks and meals.
three cups of grape juice, ice, and grapes

IS GRAPE JUICE HEALTHY?

Homemade grape juice is definitely the best form of grape juice you can make! Grape juice is known for its heart benefits! It’s known for reducing the risk of blood clots, preventing damage to blood vessels in your heart and helping maintain a healthy blood pressure.
This recipe calls for a little bit of sugar but you can add less or more depending on your own personal preference. It will also depend on the sweetness/tartness and ripeness of your grapes you make the grape juice with!
three cups of grape juice, ice, and grapes

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED FOR HOMEMADE GRAPE JUICE

  • 2 LBS grapes
  • water
  • sugar
  • mesh strainer, to strain unwanted pulp

CAN I SUBSTITUTE HONEY FOR SUGAR!

Absolutely! Once again, depending on how sweet and ripe your grapes are will depend the amount you will want to add. You can start by blending the grapes and water, taste test it, and then add honey till desired sweetness.

HOW TO MAKE GRAPE JUICE WITHOUT A JUICER

FIRST: Wash grapes and take them off the vines. Make sure they’re sparkling clean!

one bowl of grapes on vine and one bowl of grapes off vine

STEP 2:

Now that the grapes are washed, place your water into the blender and sugar.

adding water and sugar to blender

Add all the grapes.

Blend on your smoothie or juicing setting. I usually run 2 cycles of this so make sure there are not clumps at all.

grapes added to blender with other ingredients

STEP 3: 

There will be bits of skin and pulp remaining in the juice. You can 100% drink the juice like this! But my kids prefer it strained. Using a fine strainer pour the juice through the strainer to remove the pulp.

grape juice being poured into strainer into a picture

HOW LONG DOES HOMEMADE GRAPE JUICE LAST

Because there are not a lot of processed preservatives or sugar added to the grape juice you need to use the grape juice 5-7 days after making it. Keep it chilled always. After about 5-7 days the grape juice will start to ferment.

CAN I FREEZE GRAPE JUICE

YES! If you are worries about not drinking the grape juice in the 5-7 days place juice in an air tight bag or container and thaw when ready to use.

three cups of grape juice, ice, and grapes

 

5 from 6 votes
three cups of grape juice, ice, and grapes
Homemade Sweet Grape Juice (no juicer required)
Prep Time
2 mins
Total Time
2 mins
 

Make homemade sweet grape juice at home without a juicer. It's so easy, delicious and refreshing. Perfect on a summer's day!

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Grape Juice, Homemade Grape Juice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Aubrey
Ingredients
  • 1-2 lbs Red Grapes
  • 2 C Water
  • 1/4 C Sugar
Instructions
  1. Fill BlendTec with grapes (depending on size of blender will depend on the amount of grapes).
  2. Add water and sugar. 
  3. Blend all ingredients in BlendTec or blender. 
  4. Strain pulp if desired.
  5. Serve Chilled.
Recipe Notes
This recipe calls for a little bit of sugar but you can add less or more depending on your own personal preference. It will also depend on the sweetness/tartness and ripeness of your grapes you make the grape juice with!

CAN I SUBSTITUTE HONEY FOR SUGAR! 

Absolutely! Once again, depending on how sweet and ripe your grapes are will depend the amount you will want to add. You can start by blending the grapes and water, taste test it, and then add honey till desired sweetness. 

 

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Sweet Grape Juice (no juicer required)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126
% Daily Value*
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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  1. Tried this today with a huge mixing bowl full of grapes from the one vine growing in my yard. (No wonder there are so many wineries in the Willamette Valley!) The juice turned out great, and it was easy enough that the kids could help make it. Both my two-year-old and six-year-old said it was “good.” My wife can’t stop telling me how wonderful it is. Fresh and delicious! Thanks for the tips!

  2. I love that this recipe is so simple! One question though. Since there was no heating involved that i COULD tell, how DO you keep the juice from fermenting and turning into wine? Does the juice end up tasting alcoholic at all?