Published Mar 21st
Fresh Orange Juice
Prep 5m Cook - Additional - Ready In 5m
Servings 1 1/2 cups Calories 49.6

In response to a request about how to make fresh squeezed orange juice. It takes a little work, but it tastes much better than orange juice from concentrate.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 oranges

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Lightly smack each orange on the counter
  2. 2 Cut each one in half
  3. 3 Squeeze into a glass
  4. 4 You may also use a citrus reamer to do this
  5. 5 If you want less pulp, use a hand juicer with a strainer.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 49.6
  • Carbohydrate 11.5 g
  • Fat 0.2 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.8 g
  • Sodium 1.1 mg
  • Sugar 9.3 g


  1. I've squeezed my own juice for years. I also like to bake a lot with orange zest. So, I zest my oranges, lemons, and limes before squeezing them. Wrap the zest in a little piece of plastic wrap and drop into a zip lock bag and toss into the freezer. Ready when ever you want - Read more ...
  2. Wow! This was very good and quite frankly and excuse to use my black and decker juicer that's been in the back of the cupboard. All I added was a little Splenda - nice change from the store bought stuff!
  3. I am giving it a "5" because fresh orange juice is very nutritious, but I can't believe someone actually submitted a recipe for this. Dah!
  4. we love hand squeezed orange juice. We peel oranges place then place in blender till smooth then strain through fine strainer. I works very well without all the hard work.
  5. Tropicana has nothing on me! I can have fresh orange juice from the tree to the table in under 15 minutes! I've been blessed with the juiciest sweetest oranges; 3 oranges yield 16 oz. of orange juice.
  6. This is excellent. It certainly doesn't need added sugar:) I did it by hand with a reamer which can be a little tiring on the wrist but not bad. I don't like to use the microwave when I don't need to so I boiled water in my teapot and let the oranges sit in the - Read more ...
  7. The best and easiest way to make orange juice enough said. Sometimes we add a bit of sugar.
  8. You can extract more juice per orange if you microwave the orange first for about 10 seconds