Orange Juice Powder


2 Oranges
1/2 Cup water

Orange Juice Powder

Sep 14, 2022Brian Witmer
Contributed By: Live. Life. Simple.

This recipe yields 2-2.5 Cups (this recipe can be doubled or tripled to fit in 1 Large size freeze dryer tray*



  1. Peel the oranges and add them to a blender (I use a Vitamix) and add water.
  2. Blend to desired smoothness.
  3. You can save your peels for powdered orange zest!
  4. Add to lined freeze drying tray
  5. Pre-Freeze
  6. Freeze Dry
  7. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)

Helpful Hints

Homemade OJ should not foam up in the freeze drying process like store bought Orange Juice. If you are attempting a concentrate or store purchased OJ, water it down before freeze drying and it will help it to not foam up. Once done, run through a food processor to make a smooth consistency.


Cycle Time

My cycle time typically runs 30-40 hr in large freeze dryer with premium pump


Rehydration for 1 Glass 

1/2 Cup Orange Juice Powder added to 1 cup water. This ratio can change depending on the oranges used.


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.


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