How To Make Juice With Passion Fruit
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One of my favorite ways to enjoy passion fruit is as juice or dessert in place of regular citrus juices or desserts. It takes a little bit more time to make, but it’s so worth it!
Passion fruits are actually berries that grow in clusters. The inner seeds taste like chocolate! No wonder people love them so much. They are unique and delicious.
They also have a very bright flavor which makes them perfect for adding into other recipes as a natural preservative. When dried down, they can be used to add some depth to snacks such as trail mix or croutons.
There are several types of passion fruit depending on when they are harvested and how they are processed. Only fresh ones should be used because dry ones contain too much sugar.
Their most popular use is as an ingredient in what we call passion fruit drinks or purées. These are typically made with water, passion fruit puree, and either cream or milk.
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Making your own passion fruit juice is a great way to preserve the fresh flavor and nutrients of the fruit. Luckily, it is quite easy to do! Read on to learn more about making passion fruit juice at home.
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Making passion fruit juice is an excellent way to use this delicious citrus fruit! If you are looking to add some flavor to your drink, or just want to know how to make it, then this article has got you covered!
Passion fruits come in various colors depending on the variety that plant was given. The most common color for making juice from passion fruits is red because of the rich pulp that gives the liquid its flavor.
Making passion fruit juice is simple to do and does not require too much equipment. There are several ways to make it, so here we will talk about one of the best ways to make it!
How to Make Passion Fruit Juice
Removing the skin of the passion fruit is the first step in preparing the fruit for drinking. Once the skin is removed, cut the passion fruit in half across the middle and scoop out the flesh using a spoon. You now have yourself a perfect cup of passion fruit juice!
Next, place the extracted juice into a sieve set over a bowl. Using either a fork or a blender, mash the remaining pieces of peel and seeds together until there are no longer any chunks left.
This process removes the raw flavor of the peel which can sometimes taste sour or salty. After mashing the seeds, pour the brew through the sieve and wash your sieve to remove excess bits.
Peel the passion fruit
The most tedious part of making passion fruit juice is actually peeling the passion fruits! This can be done in several ways, but the best way is using a spoon. Simply use a very thin knife or spoon to scoop out the pulp and white gel from the passion fruit half.
Once you have removed the pulp, put it into a bowl filled with your favorite liquid (water, milk, tea, etc) and mash it down until it has dissolved. Then pour the solution through a sieve or mesh cup filter to separate the seeds and residue. Add more liquid if necessary and stir well.
You now have pure passion fruit juice! Drink it immediately or store it in the refrigerator for later. It will keep fresh for one week.
Blanch the peels
Once you have your passion fruit, you will want to begin making juice or drinking it directly! The first thing you should do is blanche the peel of the passion fruits.
To do this, put the peeled passion fruits in a bowl filled with water and cut out a piece of plastic that is large enough to cover the bottom of a pot.
Then, bring the pot close to the heat and let the boiling water seep into the bowls containing the passion fruits. This will help remove some of the pulp from the peel.
Once all the liquid has been drained off, use the plastic bag to filter out the leftover pieces of peel and seeds.
Now, dry the peel thoroughly before using it for another recipe. You can either toast it or bake it or just wash it under running water until no wetness remains.
Combine the peels with the juice
Once you have your passion fruit, remove the seedy white part that covers the inside and set it aside. Then, add the passion fruits’ peel to your juicer along with some of its juicy content.
The peel contains most of the nutrients in the passion fruit as well as some antioxidants. When using a blender, simply add the peel along with the other ingredients.
When making juices or drinks via machine, make sure to check out our guide for tips on how to use yours! We suggest adding two tablespoons of passion fruit peel per one cup of drink.
Freeze the juice
The second way to make passion fruit juice is by freezing it! This method does not require any special equipment, and you can do this at home!
To freeze the puree, pour the pulp into an airtight container and add liquid- these could be water or plain yogurt. Seal the top of the container and put in the freezer for around one hour until solid.
Once frozen, use a spoon to scrape away the solid pieces and then pulverize the ice using a blender or food processor. Add more liquid if needed and process again.
You now have cold passion fruit juice that you can drink right away or store in the refrigerator until ready.
Store the juice
Once you have your passion fruit, you can now make some passion fruit juices! Simply remove the flesh from the passion fruits and put it in a liquid container or pot. You can either use fresh water as needed or place the seeded gel in sugar and drink it like a plain glass of yogurt!
The best way to process the seeds is to simply rinse them off under running water. This removes any residual taste that may remain.
Once they are dry, mix with a spoonful of sugar until it forms a paste. Add this mixture to your prepared coconut milk and blend together.
Now, pour your blended passion fruit seed powder into a sterile bottle and seal it closed.
While most people use passion fruit for its beautiful blush color, you can also make juice or drink recipes with it! Most recipes require adding one fresh passion fruit per 1-2 cups of liquid.
Add enough sugar so that it tastes delicious and is rich in flavor. The tangy taste will blend well with other ingredients such as fruits or vegetables. You may want to try blending it into your daily smoothie or making a juice recipe using only passion fruit.
Recipe recommendations: Try experimenting with these recipes to see what flavors pair together and how much passion fruit each person likes.
Add other fruit
One of our favorite ways to make passion fruit juice is by mixing it with another liquid. What we like to use as the second liquid depends on what kind of drink you want! For example, if you simply wanted plain water or milk, then using half a cup of passion fruits would be perfect!
For more complex drinks, like a piña colada or acai shake, adding one cup of berries or one medium-sized apple will do the trick! If you like things a little bit sweeter, you can add one tablespoon of raw sugar or honey while blending.
Remember, depending on how strong you want your drink to be, less than half a cup of either dried pulp or fresh passion fruits will not give you enough flavor nor strength.