Sour Cherry Juice: A Budget-Friendly Summer Treat
One of the best things about this recipe is that it only requires a few basic ingredients that you likely already have on hand. The main ingredient, sour cherries, can be found at farmers markets or supermarkets in the summer, but also can be found frozen year-round. This makes it a budget-friendly option, even when cherries are out of season.
Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s incredibly versatile. You can use it in a variety of recipes, such as jams, jellies, and marinades, or simply sip it on its own. You can also add some cinnamon or vanilla extract for extra flavor.
Here's the recipe for Sour Cherry Juice:
- 1 lb of fresh or frozen sour cherries
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1/4 cup of lemon juice
- A fine mesh strainer
- Rinse the cherries and remove the stems and any leaves.
- In a large pot, combine the cherries, sugar, and water. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and let the mixture simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the cherries have burst and the mixture is thick and syrupy.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool down for a few minutes.
- Using a fine mesh strainer, press the cherry mixture through the strainer to remove the pits and skins. Discard the solids.
- Stir in the lemon juice.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness by adding more sugar if needed.
- Once the juice is to your liking, transfer it to a sterilized bottle or jar and store it in the refrigerator.
This sour cherry juice is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy the taste of summer all year round. It’s perfect for sipping on its own, or for using in recipes such as jams, jellies, and marinades. Plus, it’s budget-friendly and easy to make. Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed!
- You can use either fresh or frozen cherries for this recipe.
- You can also add some cinnamon or vanilla extract for extra flavor.
- The juice will keep well in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- You can also can the juice by following proper canning techniques to make it shelf stable.
Not only is this recipe budget-friendly and easy to make, but it’s also a great way to use up leftover cherries. Plus, it’s a great way to enjoy the taste of fresh cherries all year round. So next time you’re looking for a budget-friendly treat, give this sour cherry juice recipe a try. Your taste buds will thank you!
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