Learn how to make fresh Strawberry Juice with just 3 ingredients! This simple recipe is easy, all natural and turns out deliciously sweet. Use it for cocktails, mocktails or drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, ice cream and so much more.

strawberry juice in a small glass mason jar

Do you have plans to go strawberry picking any time soon? If so, I have a tasty way for you to use up those beauties with this Strawberry Juice recipe.

Fresh strawberries, a little bit of sugar, and water will make for the most incredible Strawberry Juice! It takes just minutes to make and can be used in so many different ways.

You’ll definitely want to keep a jar of this deliciousness in the refrigerator to add to drinks and drizzle over treats! You can even use frozen strawberries to make this strawberry juice, so you can enjoy that sweet strawberry flavor no matter the season!

Ingredients for strawberry juice:

Just 3 simple ingredients and you’re well on your way to sweet, flavorful strawberry juice!

  • Strawberries. The key ingredient for this beautiful juice! You can use fresh or frozen.
  • Sugar. I usually use about ½ cup of sugar, but if you know that you might want it a little less sweet, you can start with ⅓ cup and add a little more later as desired.
  • Water. This is the liquid base of the juice.
cooking strawberries to make juice

How to make strawberry juice:

Get ready for the easiest recipe ever!

  1. Combine & simmer ingredients. In a pot over medium heat, combine ingredients and bring them to a very gentle simmer.
  2. Cook. Stir frequently and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Strain. With a fine mesh sieve, strain the strawberry mixture into a clean bowl. Use a spatula to gently press the strawberries down to remove all of the juice. Once all of the juice has been strained out, discard the strawberries.
  4. Cool and enjoy. Let cool before using and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to about 2 weeks. 

Quick tips:

  • I’ve seen recipes that skip the cooking process of the strawberries, but I do NOT recommend this. I’ve tried it both ways and the flavor + consistency is SO MUCH better if you simmer the strawberries first. The cooking process really brings out a lot of the juice and flavor, and I know it’s an extra step, but I promise it’s worth it!
  • Taste your strawberries before making the juice. If they’re more tart than sweet, add some extra sugar. If they’re fairly sweet to begin with, reduce the sugar and then taste test at the end to see if you need to add a bit more.
  • Feel free to sub out the strawberries with another favorite fruit, like blueberries, cherries or raspberries.

Can you use frozen strawberries for strawberry juice?

Yes! You can make this juice even in the winter when fresh strawberries aren’t as sweet and flavorful by using frozen strawberries.

Unless you thaw them first, you may need to increase the cooking time. I usually thaw them in a large bowl at room temperature. Any excess liquid in the bowl can be added to the pot with the strawberries. Your juice will taste just like it was made with fresh berries!

strawberry juice in a glass jar with a lid

Ways to use this juice:

There are so many uses for strawberry juice from treats to drinks to breakfast. Here are some of our favorite ideas:

  • Pancakes, waffles, French toast. Top our favorite pancakeswaffles or this French toast with strawberry juice.
  • Yogurt. Stir some strawberry juice into your favorite yogurt.
  • Frozen yogurt. I love buying frozen vanilla yogurt or ice cream and stirring the strawberry juice into it when it’s slightly softened.
  • Oatmeal. Make a batch of oatmeal and stir this juice in!
  • Milk. Mix it into milk to make delicious strawberry milk. Yum!
  • Cocktails/Mocktails. Make fun, festive mixed drinks with yummy strawberry flavor.

Does strawberry juice need to be refrigerated?

Yes! Homemade strawberry juice does need to be refrigerated to stay fresh. It is not shelf-stable.

How long does strawberry juice last?

Once completely cool, store juice in an airtight container in the fridge. It will keep well for about 2 weeks. You can also store the juice in the freezer for 6 months. To thaw, place the juice in the refrigerator overnight. You can also place the frozen sealed container of juice in a bowl of lukewarm water for about 30 minutes.

spoonful of strawberry juice

More delicious strawberry recipes to try:

As usual, please let me know if you end up making this recipe and how you like it. You can come back here to leave a comment or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always love to see what y’all are making from the blog!

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strawberry juice in a small glass mason jar

Strawberry Juice


  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Learn how to make fresh Strawberry Juice with just 3 ingredients! This simple recipe is easy, all natural and turns out deliciously sweet. Use it for cocktails, mocktails or drizzle it over pancakes, waffles, ice cream and so much more.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 cups of strawberries, hulled and diced (a little over half a pound)
  • ½ cup of sugar*
  • ⅔ cup of water

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a medium pot over medium high heat. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook, stirring often, for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat.
  2. Strain the strawberry mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Use a spatula to gently press the strawberries down to remove all of the juice. Once all of the juice has been strained out, discard the strawberries.
  3. Let cool before using and store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks.

Notes

*I usually use ½ cup of sugar but if you know that you might want it a little less sweet, you can start with ⅓ cup and add a little more later as desired.

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10 servings (2 tablespoons each)

Keywords: strawberry juice, strawberries, strawberry syrup

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