I made wine... But after our fruit picking adventure over the weekend, we still had tons of grapes left over. So what to do with them? Make grape juice of course. I found two recipes online, one that called for cooking the grape juice and one that didn't. But which one was better? I didn't know, so we tried them both! I'm obviously not using Concord grapes so it won't be the typical grape juice but its grape juice right?
Recipe One: Requires Cooking
Here's the recipe on Simply Recipes
We started off rinsing and taking the grapes off of the stem. (their step number one was picking the grapes but uh yeah, we had already done that. #winning
This was not a fun process and my middle daughter eventually quit even after my henny penny speech, If you don't know who Henny Penny is click here..
Recipe Two: We Called it the Lazy Way
I put all the grapes in the blender and mixed them up and added a few table spoons of water. Then we used cheese cloth and drained it into a container. Boom, the juice of grapes.
In my opinion the cooked version tasted better. The lazy way tasted thicker and I'm sure germ wise it wouldn't last as long as the cooked version.
I'm a mom of 3 girls and a husband who I converted to the crunchy life. I buy a lot and try a lot so you don't have to.