how to make juice from passion fruit

Passion fruit juice is a refreshing drink that can be made from the fruit of the passion fruit plant. It has a tart, fruity flavor and is often mixed with other fruits such as pineapple or mango. In order to make your own
how to make juice from passion fruit

Lilikoi, aka passion fruit, is easy to turn into fresh juice at home. No need for a juicer with this easy passion fruit juice blender recipe!

Two glasses filled with passion fruit juice. A halved passion fruit sits in the background on a marble countertop.

While chaperoning a kids’ field trip and chatting with a dear friend from Brazil recently, I learned that passion fruit juice is as popular in Brazil as apple or orange juice is here in the U.S. As passion fruit grows well here in Santa Barbara, I knew I just had to try making my own batch of passion juice. Andrea explained the process for making passion fruit juice at home, and my kids and I have been making it weekly ever since.

Passion fruit juice is bright, tangy, and tropical. While I do have a juicer for my Beet Detox Juice, Turmeric and Ginger Shots, and more, I love that this juice is made in the blender like our Homemade Apple Cider and all or smoothies. Don’t miss our beautiful list of Exotic Fruits!

A large bowl filled with wrinkled ripe purple passion fruit sits on a marble countertop.

What is Passion Fruit?

Also known as lilikoi (especially in Hawaii), this golf ball sized fruit has a purplish shell that’s very wrinkly when the fruit is ripe. Tart, tropical, and citrusy in flavor, the fruit is made up of crunchy black seeds and a jelly-like pulp. The fruit grows on climbing vines with the most beautiful large white or purple flowers.

Passion fruit can be quite expensive, so if you live in a sub tropical temperate climate (like California, Hawaii, or Florida), I’d highly suggest planting a couple of vines. Learn about growing passion fruit here. If you’re in Santa Barbara, the best price I’ve found is at Mesa Produce or the farmers market. This fruit is a fantastic addition to our Tropical Fruit Platter.

A beautiful close-up photo of halved passion fruits.

How to Cut & Eat Passion Fruit

Cut the fruit in half crosswise or lengthwise. My kids slurp the pulp and seeds straight from the “boats” but I’d recommend a spoon. The pulp, seeds and all, can be eaten straight, used in desserts and other recipes, or blended into smoothies. We’ve used them before on our Lemon Crepes. Personally I don’t enjoy the seeds, which makes juicing one of my favorite ways to use this fruit.

How to Make Passion Fruit Juice

Start with a lot of passion fruit, as each one only has a small amount of pulp. For this recipe we are using 20, though you could use as few as 5-10 for a smaller amount.

Scoop the flesh and seeds right into a blender and add water to help blend. Blend on the slowest setting possible so that the pulp is becomes as fine a puree as possible while the seeds don’t disintegrate.

Passion fruit juice is poured through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. This is how to make passion fruit juice.

Once the pulp has been as finely pureed as possible, pour through a fine mesh sieve set over a bowl or glass jar. Use a spoon to press the puree through as needed. Discard the seeds, and add sweetener and more water to taste.

Crystal glasses filled with homemade passion fruit juice garnished with passion fruit (lilikoi) seeds and fresh mint.

Using Passion Fruit Juice

Store your homemade passion fruit juice in quart-sized canning jars or a large pitcher in the refrigerator. Enjoy over ice, mixed with sparkling water, or in cocktails or mocktails. Passion fruit juice is also great:

  • for making passion fruit sorbet
  • in passion fruit salad dressing
  • homemade passion fruit syrup

0 ( 0 votes )

Family Cuisine

Family Cuisine - Instructions, how to, recipes for delicious dishes every day for your loved ones in your family

Readers' opinions (0)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts


desserts to make with dessert shells

07/10/2021 23:33 2036

Desserts to make with dessert shells can range in complexity, but they are all delicious and fun to make. Whether you want a quick snack or an elaborate dinner party dessert, these desserts have something for everyone!

Home Canned Marinara Sauce | Family Cuisine

11/08/2021 22:13 1907

Marinara sauce is a staple in many Italian households and it's easy to make. This recipe for home canned marinara sauce is simple and delicious.

How to make orange chicken sauce from panda express

22/08/2021 06:07 1636

The Panda Express Orange Chicken Sauce is a must-try dish. The orange sauce is made from sweet and sour chicken, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, orange juice and corn starch.

How to make homemade marinara sauce using fresh tomatoes

20/08/2021 11:49 1588

This is a quick and easy recipe for homemade marinara sauce. It's made with fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil leaves, oregano, salt and pepper.

How to make spaghetti sauce from fresh tomatoes for canning

20/08/2021 17:51 1549

Making your own spaghetti sauce from fresh tomatoes is easy and delicious. This recipe is a great way to use up those tomatoes that are too ripe for eating, but not quite ready to be canned. In the process of making this sauce, you

Best Damn Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

12/08/2021 00:27 1158

A review of the best air fryer pork tenderloin you can find.

How to build a santa maria grill

16/08/2021 22:01 998

Santa Maria Grill is a restaurant in the heart of downtown. We serve up delicious, healthy food in a comfortable setting.

Best Ever Enchilada Sauce Recipe (Tex Mex Chili Gravy) | Family Cuisine

12/08/2021 06:37 873

If you love Tex Mex and Mexican food, then this is the recipe for you. This best ever enchilada sauce recipe has just the right amount of spice with a hint of sweetness to make it perfect for any meal. It's

Load more