Learn how to make fresh squeezed orange juice at home. Perfect for when oranges are on sale! It’s fun for kids and super easy to do.
I have two kids who love apple juice and one that’s super into orange juice. We usually buy store-bought orange juice for an occasional drink but whenever oranges go on sale, I stock up and let him go to town making a glass of fresh-squeezed juice.
How To Make Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
All you need to make fresh squeezed orange juice is oranges! And a juicing tool is helpful but not necessary. You can simply cut the oranges in half and squeeze by hand. Or try cutting the orange in half, poking the cut part with a fork and then sticking the fork in the middle and twisting while you squeeze.
We also used a small strainer to remove the pulp, which is optional. If the pulp doesn’t bother you, leave it in there!
How To Make Orange Juice Step-by-Step
To make orange juice:
- Cut oranges in half.
- Squeeze over a glass or bowl to remove juice.
- Strain through a strainer if desired.
Watch my 8 year old make freshly squeezed orange juice:
FAQs about how to make orange juice:
How long does fresh squeezed orange juice last?
It’s best to drink it the day you make it but you can store it in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Is it worth it to squeeze your own orange juice?
Depending on the price of oranges, it can be a bit cost prohibitive to do it regularly, but it sure is fun if you can get oranges on sale. It’s also a great use for oranges that are on their last leg!
What is the serving size of juice?
A serving of 100% juice is 4 oz or 1/2 a cup.
Other Ways To Make Orange Juice
In addition to fresh squeezed orange juice, you can also use a juicer or blender. Be sure to peel the oranges first! Here’s how to make orange juice – 3 ways!
What nutrients are in orange juice?
Oranges are naturally a good source of Vitamin C and folate so you will get those nutrients in fresh squeezed orange juice.
When you buy store-bought orange juice, it’s often fortified with additional vitamins like Vitamin A, Iron and Calcium. In addition, if you leave the pulp in, that adds fiber!
What to do with leftover oranges?
Here are a few things you can do:
- How To Make Orange Zest and what to do with it
- Make some candied orange peel
- Here are more ideas for What To Do With Orange Peels
Have you ever made fresh squeezed orange juice at home?