Ideas about what to do with juice concentrate?

I'm a new mom of 2 and are recieving WIC for a couple of months. Thank you NYC! On that I get copious amounts of juice and frozen juice concentrate which neither me or my kiddos really consumes. I've been making some delicious granola with apple juice concentrate but looking for more ideas how to use it? Sauce? Dressing? Baking? Give me your best recipes!

  • Posted by: JennyM
  • June 12, 2019
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7 Comments

Lori T. June 12, 2019
Get yourself some unflavored gelatine and make jigglers, or even jello. To make a small batch of juice jiggles- soften 2 envelopes of gelatine in 1/2 cup of cold juice, in a large bowl. Let that sit for a minute, or while you bring another 1 1/2 cups juice to a boil. Add the hot juice to the bowl of cold juice, and stir until it is all dissolved and mixed well. Pour that into a pan sprayed with nonstick spray, and chill until it sets up. Cut into whatever shapes you like. You can also cook tapioca pearls in juice, instead of milk. When mine were young, that was a favorite dessert. You can mix in other fruit, marshmallows, or whatever to make it special. Finally, you can mix up the juice as if to make jello, but use that to make a jello poke cake. Use a plain yellow or white cake mix- or make your own from scratch, in a 9x12 baking pan. After it cools, poke it with a fork in a regular pattern. Pour the unset jello liquid over the top of the cake, and chill it for a few hours. Serve that as it is, or topped with whipped cream and fruit to match or compliment.
 
Smaug June 12, 2019
You might consider going into sorbets or sherbets- I haven't done so, but the booklet that came with my (crummy) churn has a lemon ice recipe containing 1- 12oz. can lemonade concentrate, 3c. water and 1 1/2c. sugar, and a sherbet that uses 1 cup lemonade concentrate,3c. milk,1/2c. sugar, 2Tb. lemon zest and 1 egg white. If you enjoy searching recipes there are probably a ton out there, and churnless versions, but I haven't researched them myself.
 
JennyM June 12, 2019
Thanks! Sherbets would be perfect for summer.
 
Smaug June 12, 2019
It's currently 104 degrees here- please send some over.
 
Nancy June 12, 2019
If you like these products, use them in fruit salads, in baking instead of some of the liquid (replaces water or wine, not milk or dairy), homemade frozen popsicles.
But/and they are high in sugar, so eat in moderation.
Also the ones in the freezer last a long time...maybe a year...so no rush to use up.
 
JennyM June 12, 2019
Yes I am building up quite a stash in the freezer! Popsicles are a great idea, maybe with some real berries or fruit pieces mixed in? Thanks!
 
Nancy June 12, 2019
Yes, adding fruit is a good idea. And/or mix in some yogurt to boost nutrition and make frozen yogurt...
 
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