2 Ways To Make Fresh Orange Juice

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Orange juice tastes best when fresh. Blend it or prepare it with a simple hand juicer, either way, it doesn’t take much time, albeit a little effort is required. One glass of this sweet tangy juice provides an ample amount of vitamin C to boost your immunity and keep you healthy. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start juicing!

A close-up shot of a glass filled with fresh oranges kept beside oranges against a scenic background

How To Make Fresh Orange Juice

Peel, puree, and pour!
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange juice
Appliance: Blender, Refrigerator, Juicer
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 3 glasses

Ingredients

Using a hand juicer (Total time: 25 mins)

  • 8-10 whole oranges
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • pinch salt (preferably pink Himalayan salt, optional)

Using a blender (Total time: 15 mins)

  • 8-10 whole oranges
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch salt (preferably pink Himalayan salt, optional)

Instructions

Using a hand juicer

  • To prepare orange juice, first, roll each orange on the table using your palms, then tightly squeeze it using both hands until it becomes soft.
    Closeup of orange trees with orange fruits
  • Cut the orange into two halves and remove the seeds, if any.
  • Put one half of an orange on the hand juicer and squeeze it until all the juice is out.
    A hand juicer used to squeeze the juice out of sweet lime
  • Repeat the above step until the juice from all the oranges is squeezed.
  • You may strain the collected juice using a strainer or skip the straining and add some pulp from the orange to it.
  • Pour it in a glass filled with ice cubes, add a pinch of pink salt, stir well, and enjoy your tangy drink!
    A close-up shot of a glass filled with fresh oranges kept beside oranges against a scenic background

Using a blender

  • Peel the oranges and cut them into small pieces of about an inch each. Remove all the seeds, if any.
    An orange peel, a knife and a partially peeled orange on a wooden board on a wooden surface
  • Put all the orange pieces into the blender and blend until pureed.
  • Add a cup of water and blend it again to remove all the juice completely.
  • Strain the juice using a strainer and add a pinch of salt to it.
  • Refrigerate or pour over ice cubes and serve chilled.
    A jar filled with fresh orange juice

Notes

If you taste the juice and find it to be bitter, feel free to add any sweetener to adjust the taste.
A freshly squeezed orange juice that hasn’t been processed will only be good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Orange juice that has been processed and opened will be good for 5-7 days in the fridge.

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An alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, Komal is a quirky writer. She loves to add a touch of creativity to everything she does. She has a diverse background in teaching biology, working as an analyst, and freelancing as a content writer. There are only two ways she can express herself, first is words and second is dance.

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