Learn how to make homemade Passion Fruit Juice. This easy juice recipe is vegan and low sugar (and you can customize it however you’d like!)
You can combine passion fruit with all sorts of flavors – like pineapple and mango! But where antioxidant-rich passion fruit really shines is when you are tasting it all on its own. There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cup of fresh-squeezed juice. Well, we aren’t exactly squeezing the passion fruit, but we do need to scoop all the deliciousness out of the fruit!
Homemade passion fruit juice is great for learning to like new flavors when you might not want to experience new textures. While the seeds themselves are edible, not everyone is a fan of crunching on them among the pulp. We will be making sure to get all the yellow goodness off the seeds without actually using them in our juice.
Ingredients for Homemade Passion Fruit Juice
Homemade juice is so delicious. Everyone loves fresh-squeezed orange juice so much more than storebought, right? By making your own juice, you know exactly what is in it. No stabilizers, synthetic vitamins, or excess sugar.
- Passion Fruit Pulp: Passion fruit pulp is simply the insides of the passion fruit. Scoop your own or find some frozen. Either way, this is the perfect taste of the tropics.
- Water: We always need more water in our day! Look at this as a way to flavor your water to get more in.
- Sugar: The best part about homemade juice is keeping it low sugar. You are in charge of the sweetness and can taste as you go.
Select passion fruit that are deep purple and heavy for their size. This means they will have a fair amount of pulp which is what we want here. One fruit should yield around 2 tablespoons of pulp so grab at least 8 to have enough for a cup.
How to make Passion Fruit Juice
Making this lilikoi juice (as they say in Hawaii) couldn’t be easier. Slice, blend, and drink!
Step 1: Blitz
Add your passion fruit pulp to the jar of a high-powered blender, then top off with water. You are looking to just loosen up all the delicious golden liquid from the seeds, and not pulverize them!
Step 2: Strain
Definitely use a fine-mesh strainer here to catch any small pieces of seeds. No one wants crunchy juice! As long as you didn’t blend them too much then you will easily catch all the seeds here.
Step 3: Sweeten
In a pitcher, dilute with water. Don’t add it all at once, and make sure to stir well. Taste to check your flavor levels and then sweeten until it’s just right.
Sweet as Sugar: Use whatever sweetener is your preference here. Liquid sweeteners are generally easier to use in cold liquids, but granulated works fine.
Freezing Cold: You can purchase frozen passion fruit puree if you can’t find whole fruit locally. Just be aware that some frozen packages are pulp which is what this recipe blends up, and others are puree which can be directly diluted with water, no blender needed.
Make A Concentrate: You can make a passion fruit juice concentrate by simply making passion fruit puree! Freeze into cubes to have passion fruit juice at the ready anytime. Just add water!
Livin’ the Life With Passion
Juice is a form of natural sugar (and carbs) which is such a fun treat. Kids especially love juice and it helps them get in their hydration. Here are some more fun ideas!
- Hawaiian POG Juice is a delicious combo of this passion fruit juice, orange juice, and guava nectar!
- Tropical Carrot Juice, to create a fun “juice tasting” at your next brunch gathering.
- Easy Egg White Oatmeal, add some protein to create a well-rounded and satisfying breakfast.
- Strawberry Chia Oatmeal Cookies, because snacks need crunch!
- 3 cups water 709 mL
- 1 cup passion fruit pulp 200 g
- Sugar to taste
- Blitz: Combine water and passion fruit pulp in a blender. Blitz for just a few seconds to loosen the pulp from the seeds (the longer you blend, the more the seeds will break up, which will require a more fine mesh sieve for the next step).
- Strain: Pour juice through a wire mesh sieve to remove the seeds, collecting the juice in a spouted container.
- Sweeten: Passion fruit can be sour, so add sugar to suit your taste.