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Old 10-31-2007, 10:05 PM   #1
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Homemade Carrot Juice

I'm bringing food to my fiancee's work party this saturday, and one of the dishes I'd like to construct will use carrot "caviar" as a garnish, and that requires carrot juice. Here's my question: is it possible to make fresh carrot juice without a juicer? I thought if I first cut the carrots into small dice I might be able to use a blender, and then strain the juice through a cloth-lined chinois. I also though the food processor might be an option, using a similar method.

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Old 10-31-2007, 10:18 PM   #2
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I don't know if either method would work, but I have had fresh carrot juice right out of a commercial type juicer and it is fabulous!!! What's funny I really don't care to much for carrots...Go figure! If the blender/processor doesn't work maybe you can find a source for some fresh juice locally.
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Old 11-01-2007, 12:26 AM   #3
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I don't think either of your methods would work, either. There is nothing like fresh homemade carrot juice, made from a quality, high powered juicer. It beats the juice made at the juice bar. If there is no health food store with a juice bar near you, try the Odwalla brand carrot juice. I believe it can be purchased at Trader Joe's and other large supermarkets.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:03 AM   #4
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Personally I don't see why pulping the carrots and then straining wouldn't work but it would probably be a pain doing it. Try it with a couple of carrots and see what you think. You won't be out of pocket by much more than your time.

If you don't have a juicer, haven't you got a friend that you could visit and use theirs? Give them some of the juice as a thank you.

But otherwise, how about having a chat to your local juice bar and seeing if you can get the quantity you want at a reasonable price? They can only say no.
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Uncle Bob,
Carrots have a high content of sugar. That's probably why you like the juice way more than the carrot itself (same thing here)
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:24 PM   #6
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Uncle Bob,
Carrots have a high content of sugar. That's probably why you like the juice way more than the carrot itself (same thing here)

I think you are right! I have enjoyed the fresh juice, but when I eat carrots (cooked) in stew, soups etc, I always par-boil. I cannot stand the sweet taste it gives stews etc. Just my personal taste.
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Old 11-01-2007, 01:34 PM   #7
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Maybe you could substitute fresh sqeezed orange juice it goes well with carrots.
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Old 11-01-2007, 03:27 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies everyone... I did some additional searching last night, and it seems that if you have a good powerful blender, a grater and some time to squeeze juice through a cloth you can make yourself some fresh carrot juice.

However, it seemed like that was an awful lot of work just for the garnish component of this app, and I went to about 4 different stores this morning, and eventually found some 100% orange juice. Thanks for all the tips !
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Old 11-01-2007, 04:04 PM   #9
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Well, looks like I am too late, but I regularly make carrot juice by simply gratting the carrotsa and then straining the juice using a nilon stockings.
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