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Great recipe. Thanks as I have so many grapes and hate to waste. Needed sugar though.
Nice easy recipe. Although I had to add sugar as it was as sour as lemon juice, may of just been my grapes though
Hi Jessie, if your grape juice was sour, perhaps it had something to do with the variety, or perhaps they were picked before the peak of ripeness. Good call to add sugar!
I use a potato ricer to squeeze out almost all the the juice after pulsing in the blender lightly..Great drink with more of the pulp…
Made it and love the taste and didn’t didn’t need to add sugar. Can I put the juice in jars so it lasts longer. I have a lot of juice.
Hi, Anna! The juice will keep in the fridge for ten days. I assume you mean can the juice to preserve it? This recipe isn’t designed for that, but I bet if you put the juice in freezer-safe containers it will freeze great. Let us know if you have leftovers and how you handled it!
I picked a hefty amount of grapes over the weekend and this juice sounds wonderful! How long will the juice keep in the refrigerator? Does the juice come out sweet? If not, how much sugar should I add and when should I add it in the recipe?
Hi, Megan! Adding sugar depends on the type of grapes you picked and if they are sweet or not. Concord grapes are pretty sweet on their own, which is why sugar isn’t part of this recipe. If your grapes are not sweet you just want to add sugar to taste. I would add the sugar when you cook the grapes. The juice will keep for a week to 10 days in the refrigerator.
It sounds amazing, but I have green grapes grown in an English garden. It’s been a warm summer and I have lots of bunches this year, can I make juice from them in the same way?
Hi, Sue! That would really depend on how sweet your green grapes are. Concord grapes are naturally very sweet so no additional sugar is needed. Your green grapes might need to be cooked down and sweetened with a bit of sugar. Let us know if you decide to experiment!
The results were amazing! I can’t imagine any better flavor and no need to add sugar. The most difficult part was waiting for it to strain through cheesecloth. Served over ice. Look forward to making it again!
I have a Cabernet grape plant that yields quite a few grapes. Its a process as it took over 4 hours to complete the task but the flavor (without sugar) was amazing!! Thank you.
Another note, i took the cleaned up grapes after separating the green stems etc. and then i put them in my Vitamixer and ground them up and then cooked them instead of hand mashing! It worked great and then I strained them twice. Awesome!
Thank you again as my family will have fresh grape juice every year now!
This is Amazing
It’s great! I made it, and taste amazing and sweet, with no sugar/honey add at all! Very easy to make too! But it does take a lot of grapes..
It was great. But in the middle of winter in Canada, at $6.99 a lb for Grapes.. it makes for some expensive juice.
Not a winter food. Wait until summer
Cindy, why would you even have a strainer that was not stainless in your kitchen.
Judi, add some filtered water :)
Terrible… far too concentrated for grapes grown in zone 3… Please provide a solution!
Hi Judi, you need to dilute the juice with water.
Add water or sparking water
Instead of using cheesecloth as we have always done, I used the metal sieve. It ruined everything. The juice tastes very strange and the sieve is like falling apart. I didn’t see anywhere that it had to be stainless steel. Was that the issue? I’m so sad as there are no grapes left on the vines. And I have about 20 gallons of this rusty tasting juice.
Hi Cindy, that’s weird, what kind of sieve are you using? A rusty sieve will impart rust to whatever you are using it for. In general, with food, you should use stainless steel versus steel that rusts or aluminum. Stainless steel will not impart flavor to the food. Aluminum may react with any acid in food affecting the flavor. Steel that isn’t stainless may rust when in contact with water for any length of time.
I did this recipe today with my green grapes. Thank you so much! It is really good. Couldn’t help but to also use it as a margarita mix substitute as well.
We added a splash of lemon juice and simmered grapes with a few mint leaves,Simply delicious. Thanks
Can juice be frozen and hold its flavor?
What would be the steps for FREEZER JELLY?
Thank you, Elise
Hi LaVon, as mentioned in the introductory notes, I do not think that the juice holds up well frozen. It just isn’t as good as freshly made. No idea on the freezer jelly.
Can this grape juice be canned/jarred in a hot water bath?
I rinsed the sorted grapes put them in the blender. Then I strained them thru cloth overnight. I canned them and put them in a hot water bath for 10 minutes. Is that all the cooking that’s needed?
Delicious and so easy. Didn’t bother to strain through muslin, just through sieve and drank warm – thank you.
Thanks for this step by step! It turned out amazing!