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Homemade Cranberry Juice

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • Janet
    Dec 6, 2020

    I just made this juice for the first time and it was incredible. Thia is a must try! I used freshed squeezed Orange and lemon juice and this juice was DEFINITELY a winner ??

  • shortbreadlover
    Aug 23, 2014

    love anything cranberry. i like that this is all natural and does not contain hfcy and eill make again and again

  • tkarinas
    Dec 1, 2009

    This drink is excellent and my family and I absolutely love it. We will be making it many more times and keeping the recipe.