There’s something spectacular about a simple, delicious, and healthy juice. A cold glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice can clear your head, boost your spirits, and give your body a shot of nutrition when you really need it. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that these juices are pretty darn delightful to drink just for pleasure.
This simple cherry juice recipe is certainly hits all those categories. There isn’t a lot to it – just cherries and water, but that’s the secret. Delicious, fresh cherries will give you a wonderful, rich, deep flavor. And since there are different varieties of cherries, you could even have different “flavors” of cherry juice all from the same simple recipe.
Why make cherry juice when you can buy it at a reasonable price? A lot of juices you buy at the store are pasteurized to make them shelf-stable. So even when the ingredients list is short, there’s still no competing with something fresh you make at home. Plus, there’s a lot of fun to be had picking your own cherries, whether that’s from a tree in your yard or at a local orchard. Of course, even if you don’t pick your own, fresh cherries from the market are simply magical.
Incidentally, you don’t need to make this and save it strictly for a solo drink. Cherry juice is a wonderful ingredient in other drinks, too, like a sparkling cherry lemonade with freshly squeezed lemons, or something more suited for your cocktail shaker. Of course, you can’t go wrong with a cherry cheesecake, either!
In other words, there are plenty of good reasons to make a simple cherry juice like this one.Print
Simple Cherry Juice
If you’re on the go a lot and don’t have time to grab cherries for a snack, or you’re sipping juice as a health remedy, this is your go-to recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: Serves 1-2 1x
- Category: Beverages
- 6 cups fresh-stemmed cherries
- 3/4 cup water
- Stem six cups of cherries and place them into a blender.
- Add 3/4 cup water to the blender full of cherries.
- Pulse on low-medium until cherries are blended. Do not over-blend!
- Place a fine mesh strainer over a large bowl with cheese cloth lining the strainer.
- Slowly pour the mixture into the strainer and let the juice fall into the bowl below. Once you pour the entire contents into the strainer, use the cheese cloth to squeeze out any remaining juice.
- Pour juice from the bowl into a mason jar, seal tightly, and place in the refrigerator. Consume cherry juice within 2 to 3 days of making it
Have you tried this for making juice from your cherries? The juice is so refreshing and healthful! Please tell us how it turned out for you.