You can add this concentrate to orange juice (my favorite) or sparkling water, use it in smoothies, pour it over ice cream, or try it in any dish that would welcome tart berries.
- 4 to 5 pounds of fresh Aronia berries
- Pour berries into a large stockpot and mash them.
- Place the pot on the stove and slowly bring the berries to a simmer over medium-high heat.
- Continue to mash the berries as they heat until they’ve released most of their juices. This process should take 10 to 15 minutes.
- Strain the juice and berries through a strainer bag suspended over another container. Be sure to squeeze the bag and get all the juice out.
- To every 5 parts finished juice, add 1 part honey.
- Store the juice in the refrigerator.
Learn more about the healing benefits of aronia berries, plus find tips for growing aronia in your own backyard, here: Aronia: A Backyard Superfood
Dawn Combs homesteads with her family in central Ohio and is the author of Heal Local.