Sweet, refreshing, and easy to make, this homemade peach juice (or nectar) is ready in less than 10 minutes! It uses just 2 ingredients and it's packed with peachy flavor. You can make it either in a blender or a juicer, both options are included below.
If you love peach juice, you have to make this fresh juice recipe at home! It tastes ten times better than the store-bought one, and you can customize it any way you want.
Best of all—you can make this delicious beverage with just a few easy steps!
Why you'll love this recipe
- Quick and easy to make. This recipe could not be easier—simply blend, chill, and enjoy!
- Packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, vitamin A, B vitamins, potassium, and more!
- Refreshing + naturally sweetened. This peach juice is the perfect summer drink! It has no added sugars or artificial flavorings and is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
- Make it with or without a juicer! I know that not everyone has a juicer at home which is why I've included instructions for using a blender as well.
- Peaches: For the best results, choose peaches that are in season and are ripe, plump, and juicy. Both white and yellow peaches work here, but make sure to avoid ones that look greenish and are too hard to the touch. You can also use frozen peaches and thaw them for 30 minutes on the counter, or follow microwave instructions.
- Water: Use cold filtered water to blend the peaches and/or dilute the juice if needed. You can also use coconut water if you want to add more flavor.
Scroll to the recipe card below for full measurements.
How to make peach juice
Using a juicer
Wash, peel (optional), and slice peaches into small pieces, removing the pit. Add the peach slices to your juicer and press down to extract the juice. Repeat with the rest of the slices.
For best results, chill the juice in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Then, serve and enjoy right away!
Using a blender or a food processor
If you haven't already, start by washing, peeling (optional), and halving the peaches.
Remove the pit and add them to a high-speed blender or a food processor, alongside the cold water.
Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until no chunks remain. The mixture should be completely smooth.
If you're using a nut milk bag, squeeze it with your hands to extract as much juice as possible.
Then, chill the juice in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.
Before serving, taste it and adjust the thickness if needed. You can add a splash of water if you want to thin it out.
Serve and enjoy!
How to make peach nectar
For peach nectar, repeat the same process making peach juice either with a juicer or a blender. Stir 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1-2 teaspoons sweetener of your choice (maple syrup, agave syrup, honey or simple syrup).
Adjust the measurements to taste, adding more lemon juice for tanginess or maple syrup for sweetness.
- Use the best peaches you can find. This is what takes your peach juice from good to great. Peach season usually starts in June and lasts until the end of August, which is the perfect time to make this drink!
- If fresh peaches are not in season, use frozen peaches. Make sure to thaw them for 30 minutes on the counter before blending. If you're using frozen peaches, I recommend adding lemon juice and maple syrup, as they tend to be less flavorful than fresh ones.
- Chill the juice in the fridge before serving. If you want to enjoy it right away, you can serve it with a generous amount of ice (note that this will dilute the juice). Another option is to chill the peaches overnight in the fridge, and to use ice-cold water.
- Peeling the skin: You can make this easier by blanching your peaches in boiling water for 30 seconds, then transferring them to an ice bath. This way you're not cooking the peaches on the inside, but simply softening the skin.
- Want more fiber and nutrients? Blend the peaches with the skin and skip the straining. The pulp has many benefits and doesn't affect the taste at all. However, your juice will be a lot thicker, so make sure to add more water if needed.
- If you don't have either a blender or a juicer, you can add the peaches and the water to a large bowl and blend them using an immersion blender.
Peach juice is made from 100% peaches, while peach nectar has some kind of acid mixed in (usually lemon or lime juice) and sweetener.
No, it's not necessary. In fact, the peel of the peaches is highly nutritious and provides plenty of dietary fiber, which is important for gut health.
Yes, peach juice (especially with the pulp in) is packed with nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, various B vitamins, as well as minerals like potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
I don't recommend using canned peaches for this recipe. If you don't have access to fresh season peaches, it's best to use frozen peaches instead.
Equipment you'll need
Here are a few kitchen tools you need to make this recipe:
- Juicer OR a high-speed blender. Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender.
- Nut milk bag OR a fine mesh strainer. For removing the pulp from the juice.
- Cutting board + a sharp knife.
- Vegetable peeler OR a large pot for blanching. Optional, in case you want to peel the peaches.
- Mango: Similar to my mango juice recipe, here you can replace half of the peaches with fresh mango to add even more flavor and sweetness.
- Pineapple: Add a tropical flavor by substituting half of your peaches with ripe pineapple chunks. You won't regret it!
- Orange: Are you a fan of freshly-squeezed orange juice? If so, try adding oranges here for some tanginess and brightness.
- Apple: Adding apples is a great way to add natural sweetness if you're using unripe peaches.
- Strawberry: They'll not only give a lovely pink color to your peach juice but will also add a boost of flavor.
- Ginger: Just a small bulb of ginger adds a pop of flavor, and it provides you with antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, calcium, and phosphorus.
- Other fruit juices: Instead of water, you can use other fruit juices such as apple juice to blend and/or dilute your homemade peach juice.
Enjoy it on its own or dilute it with soda or sparkling water for a refreshing summer drink!
Make peach lemonade by mixing ½ cup of peach juice, ½ cup of sparkling water, a few tablespoons of lemon juice, and a few fresh mint leaves in a jar.
Make peach iced tea by mixing ½ cup of peach juice with 1 cup of cooled brewed black tea and ice cubes.
Use it in your favorite cocktails and mocktails to add flavor and sweetness.
Transfer this peach juice to a jug or an airtight container covered with a lid. Store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
More Fresh Juice Recipes
Easy Peach Juice Recipe (Peach Nectar)
For peach juice
- 1 lb fresh peaches, pitted and peeled if desired, (or frozen and thawed peaches)
- 2 cups cold water
For peach nectar
- ½ lemon or lime, juiced
- 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or agave syrup
- Tiny pinch of salt
- If you haven't already, wash, peel (optional), and slice peaches into small pieces, removing the pit. Add the slices to your juicer and press down to extract the juice. Repeat with the rest of the slices.1 lb fresh peaches, pitted and peeled if desired, 2 cups cold water
- For best results, chill the juice in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy right away!
- If you haven't already, start by washing, peeling (optional), and halving the peaches. Add them alongside the water to a high-speed blender. Blend on high for 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until no chunks remain. The mixture should be completely smooth.1 lb fresh peaches, pitted and peeled if desired, 2 cups cold water
- Place a fine mesh strainer or a nut milk bag over a large bowl. Pour the juice into the strainer/bag to get rid of the pulp. If you're using a nut milk bag, squeeze it with your hands to extract as much juice as possible.
- Then, chill the juice in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. Before serving, taste it and adjust the thickness if needed. You can add a splash of water if you want to thin it out. Serve right away and enjoy!
- Make peach juice either in a juicer or a blender. Stir the lemon juice, salt, and a sweetener of your choice.½ lemon or lime, 1-2 teaspoons maple syrup or agave syrup, Tiny pinch of salt
- Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours. Before serving, taste it and adjust the thickness if needed. You can add a splash of water if you want to thin it out. Serve right away and enjoy!