Delicious fresh beetroot punch - With & Without milk

21.1.24 | Recipe by Renz

Are you looking to make a delicious and nutritious punch that's sure to quench your thirst? Look no further than this because am going to show you how to make beetroot punch! Not only is it packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, but it's also incredibly flavorful and refreshing.

Mixed beetroot punch with milk and spices in a milk jug with condensed milk and ginger.

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In this post, I will take you through all the steps necessary to make a delicious beetroot punch that you can enjoy for any occasion. So grab some beets and get ready for an exciting adventure in drink-making!

Making your own beetroot punch is an easy and delicious way to get some much-needed nutrition into your body. Beetroots are full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making this drink a great choice for those looking to stay healthy. Plus, the sweet and tangy flavor of beetroot adds a unique flavor to any punch recipe.

Whether you're hosting a party or just looking for an energizing afternoon pick-me-up, beetroot punch is sure to be a hit. In this article, we'll show you how easy it is to make your delicious beet punch at home.

So let's get started!


Why you would like this drink?

Beet has this natural sweetness and deep earthy flavor that I love as a drink. Then pair it up with some milk and sweeten it up and I can drink a jug full of this beet root punch in no time.

And it has these amazing benefits. It's always good to get delicious and nutritious in the same glass.

Fresh juices are always delicious and a joy to drink so make sure to get out these others like guava juice, lime juice, pineapple and cucumber juice, mango passionfruit juice, and soursop juice.

What are the health benefits of beetroot?

If you have to ask if beetroot punch is good for you, I am here to tell you yes it is.

Beet has numerous health benefits. It is packed with many essential nutrients. Many people don't like beets because of their earthy flavor, but it's a great source of nutrients. I personally love the vibrant color of the beetroot.

The benefits of beetroot include but are not limited to:

  • Helps to reduce inflammation and that can protect your cells from damage.
  • Great for heart health. Increase the ability of your heart and lungs which leads to increased stamina.
  • Prevents heart attacks and strokes due to being high in vitamin B9.
  • Helps to lower blood pressure because it is high in nitrates which then turns to nitric oxide and this aids in blood vessels relaxing and expanding.

And these are just a few of the great positives of its nutritional benefits.

Ingredient notes

With these simple ingredients, you can whip up a delicious beetroot Punch that will impress your guests! Now let's take a look at what you'll need to make it.

Make sure to check out the recipe card below for the full ingredient list and the quantities needed.

Ingredients needed to make beet juice and beetroot punch.

  • Raw beetroot – make sure they’re fresh and can be about medium beets to large ones. Try to get them as fresh as possible and ensure no blemishes.
  • Sweetener - Since I usually make it into a punch with milk, I resort to sweetening with condensed milk. If you are just making the beetroot juice recipe, a different type of sweetener can be used like honey or a simple syrup mix.
  • Lime juice - you just need about half a lime to give that tangy taste. Do not use lemon extract.
  • Fresh ginger - about a knob or so is good. You can add more if you like it spicier but you don't want it too strong to overpower the taste of the beet.
  • Milk - Again if making a punch version, milk is needed. I use whole milk but you can use others like nut milks (Almond milk, oat milk, or even coconut milk). Try to use an unsweetened milk. You can also use evaporated milk.
  • Water for blending and some might be needed for dilution.
  • Optional ingredients include Angostura bitters and cinnamon for added depth of flavor.


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Preparation steps

Making this is easy and I break it down into two parts in case you want to just make a simple beet juice recipe but also want to go a step further and make what we refer to as punch where we add in milk.

How to make homemade beet juice

To make the perfect fresh beet root juice at home, all you have to do is combine all the ingredients.

I wash the raw beets and remove the heads. Then chop them up into small enough pieces that will work well with my blender. Also, add in the ginger. About a 1-inch piece if you just like a hint of ginger. You can add a little more if you like this a little spicy.

Chopped up raw beet roots to make beet juice.

Add in a reasonable amount of water, just enough water to cover the beets. Then blend this as fine as you can. Depending on the power of your blender you should be able to get the blend pretty well done.

At this point, and depending on your choice, you can continue with the blended mix as is or you can strain it. I prefer to strain it.

Grab a mesh sieve, pour the blended mix through, and stir til it's separated. You can also use a cheesecloth for better straining. Discard the juice pulp.

And here you have fresh beet juice and can sweeten with your sweetener of choice and chill and drink.

Making beetroot punch recipe

Now to make the advanced version that we know as a punch in the Caribbean, we will continue to expand this recipe.

Blended beetroots being strained into a large silver bowl.

Once the juice is strained and separated from the pulp you, add the rest of the ingredients to the strained juice: the milk and the condensed milk to sweeten. Sweeten to taste. The natural sweetness of the beet can vary so make sure you taste it as you go along.

You can add more cold water if you want to dilute it some more.

Once it’s ready to serve, pour it into glasses over ice cubes and enjoy this refreshing drink.

Mixed beetroot punch with milks and spices.

Substitutions & Additions

If you're looking to switch things up a bit, there are plenty of substitutions that can be made to make your punch even more flavorful:

  • For example, you can use a different type of sweetener other than condensed milk. Agave syrup is a great example of a substitute.
  • You can also add in some orange juice or pineapple juice with the lime juice to give it an extra fruity twist or even use vanilla extract instead of the bitters.
  • Add in some spices like cinnamon for a warm, spicy taste.
  • If you're short on time, you can even substitute pre-made beetroot juice for the fresh beetroots and just add the piece of ginger with the milk and the sweetener as needed. Just blend everything along with some ice and serve.
  • Some also like to add some Guinness dragon stout to create an extra layer of flavor.

With these simple substitutions, you can easily create your own unique take on beetroot punch that's sure to satisfy any palate.

Can I use a juicer instead of a blender?

Yes, you can easily use a juicer to make this delicious drink.

Juice all your ingredients following the instructions of the brand of your juicer.

Once you are done with the juicing process, continue to sweeten the drink as instructed. Either as the plain juice or continue through as the punch.

Chilled beetroot punch in a tall glass ready to be served.

Serving suggestions

To start, pour your punch into a large pitcher or bowl, and stir in any last-minute additions like fresh fruits. If you want to get creative, consider adding some decorative ice cubes or frozen fruit cubes to give your drink an extra touch of elegance.

Finally, serve up the beetroot punch with whatever garnishes you think will pair well with it; mint sprigs are always a classic choice!

Keep any leftovers refrigerated and enjoy them within the next few days. And now you can sit back, relax and enjoy.

Beetpunch in a bottle with a straw with ginger and beet tops.

This unique and delicious beverage is sure to add a special touch of flavor to any occasion.

Whether you’re looking for something to spice up your next gathering or just want to try out a new recipe, this punch is a perfect choice. With its deep red hue and sweet and tangy taste, it’s sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it!

So go ahead and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed!

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