Fresh peach juice or peach nectar juicemade from fresh ripe peaches using a blender makes one of the most simple, best, delicious, easy to make refreshing summer drinks if you love peach flavored drinks! This homemade juice using fresh yellow peaches (you may use other varieties of peaches as well) uses just a few ingredients to make the fruit juice from scratch.
I usually make the juice without lemon juice for a strong peach flavor, which is my favorite, but I also use lemon juice when I want the peach nectar flavor similar to the taste of peach lemonade which takes the peach juice to the next level!
If you don't want to add lemon, peach juice without lemon is still delicious so you can either add the lemon or skip it based on your preference!
Ripe Yellow Peaches To Make Peach Nectar Juice
Making fresh peach juice or peach nectar juice is a great, easy way to use any leftover ripe peaches that you have in your kitchen!
In Georgia, we have good quality ripe & sweet peaches most of the time & I have seen so many people having peach trees in their yards with lots of peaches in them.
You can find a lot of information on peach varieties, storing and cooking with peaches here.
Some of you might even get boxed peaches as gifts and you may wonder what to do with a lot of leftover ripe peaches.
Other than just eating the peaches, there are so may ways you can use these lovely fruits in recipes.
While I love enjoy ripe peaches as they are, I also love using peaches in desserts like peach cobbler, strawberry peach cobbler, peach crisp, peach cake etc as well as they are all so delicious with so juicy & ripe peaches.
I love fruit desserts and I especially love peach desserts.
When it comes to drinks, peach yogurt smoothie, peach milkshake, peach milk & this peach juice are some of my most favorites, just like mango lassi (Indian mango smoothie) & watermelon juice which are some other summer favorites.
These cold drinks are so refreshing especially during the hot summer months and you can also make things like iced peach green tea lemonade which is so refreshing.
About Peach Nectar Juice
Fresh homemade peach nectar juice is so easy to make.
As I mentioned, I have used ripe yellow peaches to make this simple, easy and fresh fruit juice at home.
Peach nectar juice is similar to fresh peach juice, however you can also make pure juice from just peaches using a juicer, but in this recipe to make fresh peach nectar, we also use water, sweetener, ice cubes, lemon juice etc to add flavor.
You may also skip the lemon juice to just enjoy the peach flavor! This peach nectar juice is great to be used as an ingredient in many mocktails or cocktail recipes using peach juice as an ingredient!
You may use other varieties of peach too if you don't have yellow peaches.
I have used 4 medium sized peaches in this recipe which was about 2.5 cups of sliced peaches when I measured.
Though I used fresh peaches to make the fruit juice, you may use frozen peaches too if you have frozen peaches at home.
Just use the same amount of frozen peach slices in place of fresh peaches if you want to use frozen peaches to make the juice.
I used one cup of water in the peach juice recipe (you may adjust the amount of water based on your preference for how thick or thin you want the juice).
And I got about 3 cups of fresh juice from the four peaches and one cup of water.
This is enough for a good two servings, so if you want more servings you may double the recipe.
How To Make Peach Nectar Juice?
We usethe following ingredients to make this delicious homemade fruit juice from ripe peaches.
chilled ripe peaches 4 medium sized (I used yellow peaches) - this was equivalent to about 2.5 cups peaches sliced when I measured
chilled water 1 cup (may adjust based on your preference)
sugar 2 tablespoons (adjust to taste)
ice cubes 2 to 3 for topping (optional)
lemon juice 2 tablespoons (optional)
Step By Step Instructions
Wash the peaches very well with water and peel the skin off the peaches.
Remove the seeds and slice the peaches in medium sized pieces.
Transfer the peach slices to a blender.
Also add one cup of water, lemon juice (if using) and two tablespoons of sugar, blend until smooth.
Transfer the delicious, refreshing juice to tall glasses, top with ice cubes and serve immediately!
If making for later use, keep the juice refrigerated until the time of serving for best results.
Notes: As I mentioned early, the yield from four peaches was about 3 cups of fresh juice which is perfect for 2 large servings.
You may double or triple the recipe or increase as much as you want, if you want to make the fruit juice for more number of people.
If you double the recipe, you may need to blend the juice in multiple batches.
Always make sure to keep the juice chilled until serving as the fresh homemade juice tastes the best when its served chilled.
You may also use little more ice cubes as required, to keep the juice chilled, but keep in mind that as the ice melts the juice may turn thin in consistency.
Step By Step Photos
To make peach mango juice, replace two peaches in this recipe with two ripe mangoes for equal flavor of peaches and mangoes.
If you want more flavor of peach, use more amount of peaches than mangoes and for more more mango flavor use more mangoes than peaches.
To make peach lemonade, you can use the same prepared juice but also use more ice and lemon!
Also you can make peach sauce or peach syrup in advance to make peach lemonade instead of using peach juice.
Making peach orange juice can be a little trickier than making peach mango juice or peach lemoade unless you use already prepared orange juice.
To make peach orange juice, I would recommend using just about one small mandarin orange segments and use three peaches in the recipe.
If using regular orange or mandarin orange, just use about one cup of orange or orange juice to make the peach orange juice.
If using oranges, you can make the orange juice first in the blender (after removing the whites if needed) and then filter the orange juice before adding the sliced peaches to the blender to make peach orange juice.
If you have orange juice, just use one cup of chilled orange juice (so you don't have to filter as this will be more easy) and use three peaches to make the juice.
When using orange juice to make peach orange juice, you may skip the one cup of water.
If you blend the oranges without removing the white parts from the orange, there is a chance the juice may turn bitter.
So if you are making orange juice from oranges for the peach orange juice, make sure to remove the white parts first.
Also if you blend the oranges and peaches together in the blender, you may need to filter the juice afterwards.
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Below you can get the recipe for fresh peach juice in detail.
Peach Nectar Juice - Homemade Fresh Juice From Ripe Peaches
- 4 medium sized ripe peaches chilled (I used yellow peaches - this was equivalent to about 2.5 cups peaches sliced when I measured)
- 1 cup water chilled (may adjust the amount slightly based on your preference)
- 2 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
- 2 ice cubes or more for topping, optional
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Wash the peaches very well with water.
- Peel the skin off the peaches, remove the seeds and slice the peaches in medium sized pieces.
- Transfer the peach slices to a blender. Also add one cup of water, lemon juice (if using) and two tablespoons of sugar, blend until smooth.
- Transfer the delicious, refreshing peach nectar juice to tall glasses, top with ice cubes and serve immediately! If making for later use, keep the juice refrigerated until the time of serving for best results.