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Homemade Cranberry Juice

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling


8 servings (2 quarts)

This refreshing and sweet cranberry juice has a mild tartness level. Its jewel red color looks very attractive served in glassware. —Carol Domes, Whitehorse, Yukon
Homemade Cranberry Juice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 quarts water
  • 8 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, bring water and cranberries to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until berries begin to pop, 20 minutes.
  2. Strain through a fine strainer, pressing mixture with a spoon; discard berries. Return cranberry juice to the pan. Stir in the sugar, lemon juice and orange juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat. Cool. Transfer to a pitcher; cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 200 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 2mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 4g fiber), 0 protein.

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