Leftover Beet Juice

I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to use leftover beet juice. When I make pickled eggs and beets, I throw away a lot of juice and it feels so wasteful. Thank you.

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  1. JeannaMO says

    This recipe includes how to get the beet juice, but if you already have the beet juice, just measure the 3 1/2 cups and begin there. I have made this with strawberry jello and cherry jello and both of those are good but the raspberry is the BEST! I use it to fill homemade donuts and it is so yummy! I have tried grape and we didn’t care for that.

    JELLO BEET JELLY

    6 raw beets
    4 c. water
    1/2 c. real lemon juice
    1 sm. pkg. raspberry Jello (mix)
    1 pkg. Sure-Jel (only Surejell, not the Ball brand)
    5 c. sugar

    Clean and wash beets good, cook and save juice. (strain leaving sludge in the bottom – because beets grow in the dirt LOL). Add water (if needed) to equal 3 1/2 cups juice. Add real lemon juice, Jello and Sure-Jel. Boil 3 minutes. Add 5 cups sugar. Boil 2 minutes longer. Pour into jars and seal (upside down method works fine for me).

    I only have luck with Sure Jell brand – the Ball brand of pectin doesn’t work for me and leaves me with runny jelly!

    After filling and screwing on the lids and rings, I just turn these upside down for 10 minutes and then right-side up again. I don’t water bath or anything. I’m assuming that’s okay since I’ve done it this way for years and years.

    This jelly is wonderful. I call mine “raspberry-b jelly” so that my family doesn’t know its made with beets. You cannot tell at all no matter how sensitive your taster is that it is made with beet juice!

    I would think if you are just draining the juice from canned beets, you could freeze the juice and when you have enough, thaw and make the jelly.

  2. P Alexander says

    When beet juice is mixed with calcium chloride it is known as geo-melt and is able to melt ice and snow. Check it out on Google. Don’t know what it might look like though on your walkway!

  3. says

    Use it to dye white sheets for bedding, or for a nice shade tablecloth out of, or making pretty pink curtains from, or for tye dying T shirts. It makes a gorgeous color!!!

  4. Laurie Hannahs says

    This is from a friend of mine in Canada. It uses 3 cups of beet juice.
    Grape Jelly
    3 cups beet juice
    1 box Certo/Sure Jel
    2 Tb. lemon juice
    Boil the above for 1 minute.
    4 cups sugar
    1 pkg grape Kool-aid (dry mix with no sugar)
    Add sugar and Kool-aid to the juice mixture and boil 1 minute. Put into hot jars and seal. This tastes wonderful and folks can’t believe it’s bee juice!

  5. Tami Tiller says

    I grew up on this jelly..beet jelly. Whatever flavor of Jell-O you can find, you can make that flavor of jelly. My husband even uses it for ice-cream topping. It’s REALLY simple to make. In fact, this is the ONLY thing I’ve learned to can so far! I recommend it!

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