Passion Fruit Juice (Jugo de Chinola or Maracuya)

Passion fruit is one of James’ top 3 favorite fruits, so he was very excited to find it growing at our friend’s house.  Then we found more of them at the main market in town.  We bought 5 kilos and made a delicious juice that James remembers from his childhood in the Dominican Republic.  This is more of a technique than a recipe because the hard part about making passion fruit juice is getting the pulp off the seeds.  The proportions of water and sugar can be altered to your liking.

2 C passion fruit pulp, scooped out from the shells (about 40 fruits)

6 C water

1/2 C sugar

  1. Scoop 2 C of pulp (about 40 fruits) into a blender.
  2. Add 2 C of water and blend on the slowest setting possible for 2 second intervals, for a total of about 10 seconds.  This should get the pulp loose from the seeds.
  3. Pour through a strainer into a bowl.
  4. Pour another cup of water through the strainer to get remaining juice out of the seeds.
  5. Remove strainer.  Stir in sugar and remaining 3 C of water.
  6. Chill or serve over ice.

makes about 2 liters

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One response to “Passion Fruit Juice (Jugo de Chinola or Maracuya)

  1. this looks lush. We have a secret juice called the Passion Potion with an amazing ingredient that makes you feel extra zing and energy. I love the look of your blog. It is mouth watering. I am new to blogging so you have inspired me. thanks

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