Plum juice made from fresh plums at home require just 3 ingredients! We only need ripe plums, sugar (or any natural sweetener) and water to make this easy and delicious homemade pure fruit juice from fresh plums.
Juice made using fresh plums is popular in Indian, Jamaican & Korean cuisines though they are all prepared in different ways traditionally!
I made this easy fruit juice from fresh, ripe black plums but you may use other varieties of plums like red plums too.
I also have this easy and delicious plum jam without pectin in instant pot, which I made using red plums!
In fact, plums are great to be used in many recipes!
I also have other fresh fruit juice recipes including peach juice, watermelon juice, strawberry juice, kiwi juice, blueberry juice, pomegranate juice, orange juice, watermelon pineapple juice, banana orange juice etc which are all delicious and too easy to make at home!
juicing plums vs prune juice
Plums are fresh fruits while prunes are dried plums.
So the difference between both types of juices is that while plum juice is made from fresh plums, prune juice is made from dried plums, that is prunes.
Though basically they are made from the same fruit, they don't really taste the same!
Prune juice is usually made by boiling or cooking the prunes first and then extracting the juice, since the fruit is in its dried form.
To make the fresh juice, since we use fresh plums we do not need to cook the fruits first, but you can just extract the juice from the fresh plums for the best results.
what kind of plums are best for juicing?
To make fresh juice, I used ripe black plums which were sweet as well.
Ripe black plums are perfect to make delicious, cooling and refreshing juice!
This is because they are not too sour usually, and they are also on a light sweeter side.
The inside of the black plums are usually light yellow in color when ripe.
You may use other varieties of plums as well, like the red plums but they tend to be a little more tart compared to the black plums.
Whatever kind of plums you decide to use for making the juice, make sure to use ripe fruits and also try to choose sweet ones rather than sour plums for the best results.
If your plums are too sour, you might want to slightly increase the amount of sweetner that you are using to balance the sourness of the plums.
should you peel the plums?
This is a question I had in my mind too when I was trying to make the juice by myself for the first time.
I tried it both ways, with and without peels and they both turned out delicious.
However, I do not prefer to peel the plums most of the times, because the peels have nutrients too, and most of the time this juice is made to enjoy the maximum benefits of its nutrients.
The peels of plums contains a lot of fiber, so you may want to retain the peels of the plums while making the juice.
I do not peel the plums while making plum jam too!
However, when you make the juice, you will need to strain the juice using a good strainer to remove any residue from the peels and also the foam that forms while making the juice.
how to make plum juice from fresh plums?
Homemade fresh juice using ripe plums is easy to make using the following ingredients!
ingredients used to make plum juice
- ripe black plums 2 (about 1.5 to 2 cups chopped) - you can use other varieties of plums like ripe red plums too if that is what you have
- water 1 cup (chilled)
- sugar 2 tablespoons (adjust to taste) - (this is optional, you may use natural sweeteneres like honey or maple syrup as well)
- ice cubes 2 to 3 for garnishing (optional)
step by step instructions
Step 1 - Wash the plums very well, slice in medium sized pieces (discard the pit).
Step 2 - Add the sliced plums to the blender along with sugar and water.
Step 3 - Blend until very smooth.
Step 4 - Filter the juice using a good strainer to remove any foam and residue from the skin of the plums. You may need to strain the juice a couple of times if necessary.
Step 5 - Transfer to cups, top with ice cubes if desired and serve immediately!
Notes: This juice tastes the best when its served, just like any other fresh fruit juice.
So make sure to serve the juice chilled for best results.
If serving the juice later, you can save it in the refrigerator or even freeze (in ice cube trays) for later use.
Below you can get the recipe for making the best juice using fresh plums in detail.
Fresh Plum Juice Recipe
- 2 black plums ripe (about 1.5 to 2 cups chopped)
- 1 cup cold water
- 2 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste (this is optional, you may use natural sweeteneres like honey or maple syrup as well)
- 2 ice cubes (for topping), optional
- Wash the plums very well, slice in medium sized pieces (discard the pit).
- Add the sliced plums to the blender along with sugar and water.
- Blend until very smooth.
- Filter the juice using a good strainer to remove any foam and residue from the skin of the plums. You may need to strain the juice a couple of times if necessary.
- Transfer to cups, top with ice cubes if desired and serve immediately!