Passion Fruit Juice is so easy to make at home! All you need is passion fruit puree, which is also known as pulp, water, and your sweetener of choice to make this refreshing tropical drink.
How do you make passionfruit juice at home?
I have a lot of passion fruit recipes on the site, but one common question people ask me is how to make a simple, delicious juice.
So, here we are!
The great news is there’s more than one way to make a passion fruit juice.
You can make it from fresh fruit, from the puree extracted from fresh fruit, which I show you how to do in this How to Make Passion Fruit Puree post, or from concentrate, which depending on the brand tends to also contain water, preservatives, and added aroma.
The option you use depends on where you live and what you have readily available to you—some people tell me they can easily find puree, also known as pulp, in the freezer aisles of their grocery stores, while other people tell me all they can find is the fresh fruit.
But I’m here to tell you that, as long as you can find one or the other, you can make juice!
Some of my favorite passion fruit recipes include Batida de Maracuja – Passion Fruit Cocktail with Vodka, Passion Fruit Mousse and Caipirinha de Maracuja – Brazilian Passion Fruit Cocktail.
What you need to make passion fruit juice:
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- Liquid measuring cup
- Fine sieve or fine mesh strainer
- Mason jar, for storage
- Measuring spoons
In addition to these tools, you’re going to need the following ingredients:
- Passion fruit—you can make passion fruit juice straight from fresh fruit—the smaller, purple passion fruit or the larger yellow passion fruit. Or, you make it from passion fruit puree—also referred to as pulp, which you may already have or you can learn how to make here. If you’re using fruit you’ll need about 6-8 (or maybe a couple more) small purple fruits or about two large yellow ones to make about a cup of puree, needed to make about 4-5 cups of juice.
- Sugar—white or granulated sugar. You can also use simple syrup if you prefer and have on hand.
- Mint—as a garnish and for extra freshness and sweetness.
Tips and tricks for making passionfruit juice
If you’re working with fresh fruit, you have two options:
1) You can make puree first, which we talk about this more in-depth in my How to Make Passion Fruit Puree post. This is great if you have a lot of fruit available to you and need a way to preserve and use later. Once you have puree, just add water and your sweetener of choice.
2) You can just get on with making the juice. If you just have a few fruits and know all you want to make is juice, the process is the same as the one to make puree, but we can add the water while we blend all at once.
How to make passion fruit juice with fresh fruit
Start with slicing the passion fruits in half.
Then, scoop the pulp into a blender and add just a little water. This will depend on how much fruit you have—try to add from just a splash of water and go from there.
Give it a few pulses to separate the pulp from the passion fruit seeds. The seeds might break a little, but that’s OK because they will not change the flavor of the juice. Don’t worry!
After you pulse the passion fruit, strain the juice into a container, using a spoon to get as much puree out.
Then, proceed with measuring in more water and sweetening as needed.
How to make passion fruit juice with Passion Fruit Puree / Frozen Pulp
Whether you’re working with store bought frozen puree or made your own, make sure you thaw the puree all the way.
Then measure one part puree into your container, and top it with 3 parts water.
The puree to water ratio to make passion fruit juice is about 1:3—1 part passion fruit puree to 3 parts water. This will depend on how tart and strong your fruit is, how much ice you tend to add to your drinks and how strong and tart you like your juice to be. You can customize it to your own taste!
Then, sweeten to taste. I like to start with a little bit of sugar and taste the juice before adding more so that I do not oversweeten it.
Do this a few times until it tastes perfect to you.
Because passion fruit is very tart, it typically takes a lot of sugar to sweeten it, and because sugar may not dissolve efficiently in cold drinks, you may also use simple syrup if you have any on hand.
Serve your homemade passion fruit juice over ice.
You do you!
Fresh fruit juice recipes are really all about you and your tastebuds – how sweet you like things and how strong and concentrated you like your juice to be is all up to you!
This passion fruit juice recipe is just a starting point for you—the perfect combination of water, fruit and sweetener will depend on how tart and strong your fruit is, how much ice you tend to add to your drinks and how strong and tart you like your juice to be. Have fun experimenting!
And speaking of experimenting, in Brazil, it’s popular to add fresh mint leaves to passion fruit juice for an extra freshness and sweetness—it’s a wonderful treat on a hot summer day!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. You can blend the seeds with the pulp. They will be separated from the puree before we make the fruit juice.
You can combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend until combined. You can also make passion fruit juice in a glass.
Other Passion Fruit Recipes You’ll Love:
- Passion Fruit Mousse
- Batida de Maracuja – Passion Fruit Cocktail with Vodka
- Caipirinha de Maracuja – Brazilian Passion Fruit Cocktail
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Passion Fruit Juice
- 1 part passion fruit puree
- 3-4 parts water
- Granulated sugar or simple syrup to taste
- Fresh mint leaves
- In a cup, combine the passion fruit puree with the water. (The ratio is about 1 part puree to 3-4 parts water. This will depend on how tart and strong your fruit is, how much ice you tend to add to your drinks and how strong and tart you like your juice to be.)
- Sweeten to taste. I recommend using simple syrup because it will more easily dissolve and combine with the liquids.
- Add ice.
- Garnish with fresh mint and enjoy!
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