For my birthday, I received the KitchenAid Citrus Juicer Attachment and could not wait to try it out. I had a few oranges and grapefruit in my refrigerator and immediately juiced them up. Mmm, mmm. What flavor. On Thursday I went to the restaurant supply store and purchased a case of oranges and a case of grapefruit. That’s 56 oranges and 40 grapefruit, yeesh. Right away me and Zuzu, my middle boy, washed and cut in half 12 oranges and set up our production line. I juiced and he took pictures. It took some time as 24 halves is a lot plus my hand hurt but it was worth it. Look at how orange that juice is. I thought orange juice was yellow, obviously I had only drank it from the carton, so this was a revelation. The juice also had the consistency of apricot nectar, very sweet, thick and almost syrupy. Zuzu does not like OJ but said that this was the best he had ever had and to only make it homemade from now on, mom, ok? Umm, at 3 times the cost of the carton, no. It will be a treat now and again but not a daily occurrence.
So here are the particulars. Twelve oranges made 42 ounces of juice. I did strain the juice as we are not a pulpy family, yes we have texture issues. If you are interested, as my financial planning hubby was, it would cost $9.54 to make 1/2 gallon of the liquid gold. Was it worth it? Every sip was heaven, very worth it, and for Zuzu to love it, priceless! By the way, the grapefruit juice is fantastic as well, very sweet.