Apple juice is a common beverage that many people enjoy. It is commonly sold in supermarkets and grocery stores, and you can find it at almost any restaurant.
Apple juice is made by squeezing apples through a machine that separates the flesh of the apple from the juice. The leftover flesh is then reassembled into a usable, edible product.
There are some places that sell 100% apple juice, but most places add water to their juices to make them more cost effective. This makes it harder to identify if a cup or bottle of apple juice is pure or not.
Making your own apple juice at home is a fun way to discover how to make your own beverage. There are several ways to do this, but the most common way is by using a juicer. A juicer pulls the liquid out of the substance being processed (in this case, the apples).
You can also make apple juice using a food processor or just chopping up the apples and mixing them with water and then filtering out the liquid.
Buy apples and grind them up
The next tip is to simply buy apples and grind them up. You can do this at the grocery store, at an apple orchard, or even at your own home with a food processor or blender.
Once you have the apple pieces, you can mix them with other fruits to make a better flavored juice. Or you can just put them in a cup or jar and use them as a natural cleaner!
Apple juice is a great way to start, but any kind of apple will work. Some may turn out sweeter than others, but that is what makes it interesting.
This tip is great because it does not cost much and it reduces waste.
Mix the apples with apple juice
Once you have washed and cut up your apples, you need to mix them with apple juice. You can use plain apple juice, but the flavor is much better when you mix the two!
Apple juice has less texture than apples, so this helps make your popsicle smoother. Also, if you use all apple juice your popsicle will taste more like apple juice toast instead of apples!
Using less liquid will result in a harder pop due to less water content.
Store in container
Once you have perfected your apple juice making process, you can start storing it in containers. You can use plastic, glass, or metal containers.
Plastic containers are the easiest to use since you can just pour the juice into them. With glass or metal containers, you will need to dump the juice into another container and then pour it back and forth to mix it before storing.
If you use plastic bags, you can also just seal them up instead of needing to transfer the juice. Both of these options are more cost-effective than using other materials as well!
You can store your homemade apple juice for up to five days in the refrigerator. If you plan on using the juice sooner than that, it is best to freshen it up by stirring it up or pouring it into a new container. This helps prevent flavor loss over time.
Make sure storage container is sealed properly
A very common mistake people make when making apple juice is not ensuring that the storage container is sealed properly. Once you have poured the apple juice into the container, you need to make sure it is sealed correctly.
If there are leaks in the seal, then the juice will not keep and may taste differently the next time you drink it. A strong seal is needed to keep the freshness and flavor of the juice.
Make sure to check all parts of the seal- it may have a few, but just make sure they are tight. Check for wrinkles and make sure they are flat and tight.
A good way to test this is to pick up your container and shake it- if you hear sloshing sounds then there is a leak and it needs to be fixed. Shake it side to side as well- if there is a leak then more liquid will be on one side than the other.
Keep in cool place
When storing your apple juice, make sure to keep it in a cool place. Temperature fluctuations can cause the juice to go bad faster than if it was kept in a stable temperature.
Regularly checking the temperature of your apple juice is a great way to check for consistency as well- if it is always warm, then it may be contaminated.
Remember, cooler temperatures do not preserve substances longer– they only slow down the process of fermentation. If your juice is preserved properly before storage, then it will be fine for use later!
Overall, making sure your apple juice is kept in a cool place is an easy way to improve its shelf life. It will not go bad as fast and will be more reliable when called upon.
Only open once to serve into glass
Once you have poured the apple juice into your glass, you should only open the bottle once to serve into the glass. This helps prevent spills and wasting of juice.
Many people open the bottle twice to pour into a glass, but this can lead to drips down the side of the bottle and less juice in the glass. It can also lead to having to pour again, which leads to more waste.
It is best to pour enough juice for two glasses at a time so that you do not run out while re-filling the glass. Re-filling the glass too early can also lead to spoilage due to exposure to air.
The best way to preserve apple juice is by storing it in a sealed container in a cool place.
Shake before serving
A little bit of turbulence can do wonders for your juice cup. As mentioned before, the more pulp in the juice, the thicker it will be.
However, if you do not like thick juices, you can shake your cup before serving to mix it up a bit. The lighter texture of the juice will help give you the volume you want without the thick consistency.
The best part is you can do this before serving to guests and no one will know! They will just think they got a nice, fresh glass of apple juice.
Guests usually only get a small cup of juice, so why give them less quality juice? Give them the thickness and texture they want with a little shake beforehand!
This is an easy trick that everyone can do to their glass of apple juice to get a bigger pint-sized drink.
Use a straw
If you already have a big mouth, then this tip is for you. If you have a small mouth, you already have an advantage over those with larger mouths!
If you are not able to master the technique of sipping through a straw, then we suggest buying a thin-walled plastic drinking straw. Cut it to the length of your can or bottle and drink through that.
This will help you achieve the same effect: keep your lips tightly pressed around the surface of the juice can or bottle and draw up the liquid through the straw.
Keep sucking until there is no more liquid left and you will feel like you got every last drop! You can also try rotating the can or bottle as you suck to get even more juice out.