How to make homemade Grape Juice - Summer Drink Recipe

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How to Make Grape Juice

Homemade grape juice is made without chemicals and preservatives, making it a healthy choice as you can be sure of the ingredients. It's not too difficult to make grape juice from scratch and once you've tried it the first time, you'll improve with practice.


  • Concord grapes (or grapes of your choice)


  1. Remove the grapes from their stems.
  2. Wash the grapes.Put all the grapes in a colander and wash them in warm water until all the chemicals are washed off.
  3. Mash the grapes.Use a potato masher until their juice begins to come out.
    • An alternative to using a potato masher is to use a blender on pulse. Be sure not to blend them to a puree though.
  4. Cook the grapes.Put the mashed grapes in a pot and cook them on medium heat for around 10 minutes.
    • Mash up the grapes using a spoon or a potato masher if they start clumping up or retain their chunkiness.
  5. Strain the juice.Put the sieve over a container or directly to a drinking glass. Pour the grapes into the sieve and then strain the mixture through.
    • An alternative to using the sieve is using a cheesecloth. Put the cheesecloth over the pot and strain the mixture through (you might need to fold the cloth over twice).
    • If you have a food mill, this would work beautifully.
  6. Cool the juice.Remove the sieve or cheesecloth and put the juice in the refrigerator so it can cool, or pour the juice over ice in a drinking glass.
  7. Finished.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Do I need to add sugar?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Sugar is optional. If the juice is lacking sweetness, add sugar to taste.
  • Question
    Can I freeze grape juice?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can freeze grape juice.
  • Question
    Should I add water while heating the grapes?
    Steven Wolford
    Community Answer
    I put all my grapes in a big pot, mash them with a potato masher, and then add just enough water to cover them. You should not need more than 1-2 cups of water.
  • Question
    How can I separate the seeds from grape juice if I don't have a sieve?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Grapes seeds are usually very small and can't harm you. If you really do want to remove all the seeds, though, you can take a thin piece of cloth that water could easily flow through and place it over a bowl. pour the grape juice slowly over the cloth and the seeds should rest on top of the cloth while the juice flows through to the bowl.
  • Question
    Can the seeds get smashed while making grape juice?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    It's possible, but check for the big ones. When draining the juice from the grapes, the seeds won't go through.
  • Question
    Can I mash the grapes with my feet instead of with the potato masher?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You can, but you will regret it as the acid from the grapes will start to burn or irritate your feet.
  • Question
    After the grapes are turned into juice, do I need to can the juice to preserve it?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, however it will last longer canned. It should last a week or two if you store it in the fridge.
Unanswered Questions
  • Made grape juice in jars with grapes in jars and hot water and sugar. How long after canning before juice is ready to drink?
  • I have a machine that removes skin, seeds and just gives pulp and juice. How do I make juice?
  • How do I make chiraga juice?
  • How do I ripen green grapes?
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  • Make sure to sure a colander with small holes, so that the juice doesn't have too much pulp in it.
  • For a sugary grape juice, add 4 tablespoons (59.1 ml) of white sugar to the grape juice.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 colander (or some cheesecloth, doubled)
  • 2 pots
  • Potato masher or blender

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Heather Davies

Sep 21

"Lovely, clear, simple instructions. I'm definitely going to make grape juice out of my grapes this year, thanks."

Mary Reid

Aug 3, 2019

"I have a huge grape vine growing around my patio. It produces pounds of green grapes every summer. I have neverfound any recipe that I felt like trying...until now. Your step-by- step tutorial was terrific. I will give it a try this year. Thanks!"

Karen Baranowski

Sep 26, 2019

"The steps are easy, not a lot of time is spent preparing the grape juice. Also did not know to rinse in warm waterfirst, thanks!"

Dave Johnson

Nov 25, 2019

"This is my first time making grape juice and jelly and this was very informative and straight forward. Thanks somuch. "

Mohan Kannan

Jul 12, 2019

"This article helped a lot. It was very nice and easy to follow, so any one can prepare grape juice."

Judith Clifford

Sep 10, 2019

"This method seems simple compared with others I've seen.


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