Fresh berry juice is a seasonal delight! It is made with just a few ingredients but is huge on flavor. Make this easy Raspberry Juice recipe using a blender or a food processor.

A skewer of raspberries across a glass of fresh raspberry juice.

Raspberries are tart and sweet, brightly colored, and packed with antioxidants. So, naturally, Raspberry Juice is refreshing, delicious, and healthy! 

This berry contains plant compounds that help cells fight oxidative stress. It means they can help reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. 

Maybe you’ve had a bumper crop of fresh raspberries, or you find some on special offer from the produce section of your local store. If you’re running out of ideas about what to do with raspberries, this recipe is a great way to make a delicious drink.

Key Ingredients

Making this delicious Raspberry Juice recipe is easy. It only contains four ingredients and some water and ice cubes. That’s it!

Raspberries

Raspberries are popular berries that mostly have a deep red color but can range from purple to black or even golden yellow. Depending on the color, each raspberry has a unique composition of vitamins and minerals, plus dietary fiber. 

Raspberries also contain a compound called zeaxanthin which is a powerful antioxidant .

To select the very best raspberries for this Raspberry Juice, look for berries that are bright and have a uniform color. Pass on dull or darkened fresh fruit, and check for moldy or crushed berries.

Raspberries with a rich color usually have a sweet, juicy taste.

Honey

Honey is an excellent sweetener for this Raspberry Juice recipe.

It is also a healthy ingredient with many health benefits. It can help soothe a pesky cough, help reduce heart disease and relieve stomach upsets. It’s also excellent for wound care as it promotes healing.

Choose raw honey from a reputable vendor. I like getting my honey from the farmer’s market. It’s fresh from the farm, local, sustainable, and delicious.

Mint Leaves

Mint is a fragrant herb used all around the world in various ways. From making mint pesto to mojitos, it’s versatile, refreshing, and delicious. 

Because it’s an excellent breath freshener, mint is often used as a flavoring for minty candies, chewing gum, and toothpaste. 

This tiny, aromatic herb also has powerful health benefits. It’s good for the brain and digestive health and can kill bacteria and fight cancer cells.

To select the best mint leaves with the most nutrients, ensure they’re bright green and not wilted.

If you smell the mint, you should get a wonderful whiff of the intense minty aroma. If it’s slightly discolored, the mint should still be okay to use, but if it’s slimy or has a foul odor, it’s best to avoid it. 

Lemon

Lemons contain large quantities of vitamin C and other nutrients, which can help relieve digestive issues and help prevent kidney stones and heart disease. 

Lemons can also help boost your immune system. To pick a ripe lemon, make sure it’s bright yellow and firm. The juiciest lemons and most citrus fruits are heavy for their size.

Water

This recipe can use filtered water, spring water, or coconut water.

Using coconut water may alter the flavor slightly, but it will boost the nutritional value of this Raspberry Juice and make it more hydrating.

Or, leave out the extra liquid and make a thickened raspberry syrup to serve over ice cream.

A short glass of raspberry mint juice with a silver spoon.

Special Equipment 

For this Raspberry Juice recipe, you’ll need a blender or a food processor. If you have an immersion blender, it will also work. 

Recipe Steps

These are the basic steps to make this refreshing Raspberry Juice. 

Scroll down to see the detailed recipe card with exact quantities and instructions. 

Step One

Wash the raspberries thoroughly.

Pick the mint leaves from the stalks and wash them thoroughly, ensuring there’s no dirt left. Squeeze the leaves to release the flavor.

Step Two

Wash the lemon, slice it in half, and squeeze some of the juice out. 

Step Three

Place the ingredients (except for the ice cubes) in your blender or food processor and blend for around 20 seconds or until it’s smooth.

You can also use a potato masher if you don’t have access to one of the other appliances. You essentially want to make a raspberry coulis that you will then strain to get your refreshing drink with the best raspberry flavor.

Step Four

Strain the Raspberry Juice through a fine mesh strainer or fine mesh sieve to remove the raspberry seeds. Serve with some ice cubes to enhance the sweetness of the juice.

Serve your homemade raspberry juice right away and enjoy this fruit juice made with simple ingredients.

Blender jar pouring raspberry juice into a pitcher.

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • This recipe makes about two servings of Raspberry Juice. You can double or triple this recipe for more servings if you want more than that.
  • Fresh juice is always best enjoyed as soon as you’ve blended it. If you have any juice left over, store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Raspberries are tart, and lemons are sour! Without the sweetener, this juice will be tart and a little sour. If you don’t like honey, you can use any sweetener you prefer including simple syrup.
  • If you make extra juice, you can always freeze it in ice cube trays. It makes vibrantly colored and delicious ice cubes.

Recipe FAQs

Can I leave the mint out or use mint essence or mint oil?

You can leave the mint out, but avoid using mint essence. Omitting the mint will alter the flavor of the Raspberry Juice, but it will still be tasty. Using mint essence could give your juice an unpleasant, artificial taste.

Do I have to use honey in this juice?

No, you don’t. I like the flavor of honey in this juice, but you can use any other type of sweetener. Raspberries can be tart, and lemons are sour, so If you don’t use sweeteners, the flavor of this juice may be a little overwhelming.

Can I freeze this Raspberry Juice?

Yes, you can! If you’ve made too much juice, pour leftover juice into ice cube trays and use your raspberry ice cubes in smoothies or to keep drinks cool. It’s a colorful way to elevate a clear cocktail or mocktail.

Can I use frozen raspberries?

Yes, but defrost them overnight before making the juice.

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A glass of raspberry juice on a wooden table.

Raspberry Juice (Blender or Food Processor)

Raspberry Juice is a seasonal delight! It is made with just a few ingredients but is huge on flavor. Make this easy fruit juice recipe using a blender or a food processor.

  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x

Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup of water
  • 4 ice cubes (optional, for serving)

Instructions

  1. Wash the raspberries and mint leaves well. 
  2. Remove mint leaves from the stalks and squeeze them a few times to release the flavor. 
  3. Wash the lemon and slice it in half. Squeeze a tablespoon of juice out.
  4. Add all the ingredients (besides the ice cubes) to a blender or food processor. 
  5. Blend the raspberries, water, honey, mint, and lemon juice on the highest setting until it’s smooth. It should take around 20 seconds. 
  6. Strain the juice through a fine mesh strainer. 
  7. Serve your Raspberry Juice with a couple of ice cubes (optional, for serving).

Notes

  1. This recipe makes about two servings of Raspberry Juice. You can double or triple this recipe for more servings if you want more than that.
  2. Fresh juice is always best enjoyed as soon as you’ve blended it. If you have any left, store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  3. Raspberries are tart, and lemons are sour! This juice will be tart without the sweetener, especially with the lemon juice. If you don’t like honey, you can use any sweetener you prefer. 
  4. If you make extra juice, you can always freeze it in ice cube trays. It makes vibrantly colored and delicious ice cubes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 61
  • Sugar: 14.1 g
  • Sodium: 17.4 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.8 g
  • Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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