How to Make Orange Juice

Three Methods:Squeezing Orange Juice by HandSqueezing Orange Juice with an Electric JuicerSqueezing Orange Juice with a Blender or Food Processor

There is nothing as satisfying as a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice. It may take a couple minutes longer than you expect. However the taste is worth the effort and the wait. Try it out: Make some and see if you want to go back to drinking bottled juice again!

Method 1
Squeezing Orange Juice by Hand

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    Soften the orange. Tightly squeeze or roll the oranges firmly with the palm of your hand across the counter or table to soften them up.
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    Cut the orange. Slice the orange in half and remove the seeds. If you want to go seedless, use navel oranges.
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    Juice the orange. Grip the one of the orange halves tightly and squeeze it by hand, using a plain juicer to coax all the juice out.
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    Add pulp. Scrape the orange with a spoon and add the pulp directly to the juice if you use a hand juicer. If you prefer clear juice, pour the juice through a strainer before drinking.Add some pinch of black salt or sugar for more flavor. Some oranges are already sweet.
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    Drink up! Enjoy a crisp, cold glass of freshly squeezed, unpasteurized orange juice, the way it was intended to be!

Method 2
Squeezing Orange Juice with an Electric Juicer

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    Prepare the oranges. Peel and quarter the oranges in sections. Smaller oranges such as mandarins may only need to be broken in half.
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    Process the oranges through the feed tube.
    • Make sure you have something to catch all that delicious juice coming out the other end!
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    • Note that some juicers have the ability to adjust how much pulp is extracted with the juice. Check out How to Find a Good Juicer for more information.
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Method 3
Squeezing Orange Juice with a Blender or Food Processor

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    Prepare your oranges for blending. Peel the oranges, then cut or tear them into 1-inch chunks. If the oranges are seeded, be sure to remove those as well.
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    Pulse a few times to break up the oranges. Then process continuously until the oranges are pureed.
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    Taste test the juice. If it is too dry, add some water. If not sweet enough, add sweetener to taste.
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    Run the blender again. Run until it is liquified.
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    Let sit for a few minutes to settle, then serve!

Tips

  • Try different varieties of oranges, to see which you like best for juices. Valencia oranges have seeds, but are juicy; navels are easy to get at, are large, and have no seeds; Cara Cara's are sweet, and have a "tangy cranberry-like zing," according to Sunkist.
  • Make sure that the oranges you use are fresh. It increases the orange juice flavor.
  • For a different take on the standard orange juice, use Moro oranges, also known as "blood oranges." Their bold color and flavor will go well with a spicy omelette.

Warnings

  • Florida oranges are far juicier than California oranges. You can recognize Florida oranges when you cut them because the skin is much thinner.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife
  • Juicer
  • Glass(es)
  • Spoon

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