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Jamaican Beetroot Juice Recipe With And Without Milk

Jamaican beetroot juice recipe: there are two Jamaican make beetroot juice, one milk-based and one without milk. If you don’t like vegetable juice because of the taste, beetroot drink with milk is perfect for you as the milk reduces the vegetable taste. However, the beetroot juice without milk is much healthier. Both recipes are simple are easy to make. If you like beetroot, you will both drink recipes.

Beetroot juice drink recipe

Jamaican Beetroot Juice Recipe

There is no way you can’t try a beetroot drink recipe because I’m sharing with you the two ways Jamaicans prepare beetroot juice. The first way you may already hear about that is by juicing the beetroot with ginger and lime, then sweetening.

The other way Jamaicans make beetroot juice is by adding milk to the recipe ingredients. Condensed milk is used to sweeten the drink instead of sugar.

I think Jamaican beetroot juice with milk is my favourite of the two. I would leave beetroot bits in the juice because I like chewing on them.

Jamaican beetroot juice recipe

Jamaican Beetroot Juice With Milk

My grandmother used to make this a lot – I guess for children, beetroot juice with milk tastes better – and she has two methods of preparing the beetroot.

She would sometimes boil the beetroot before blending it. I don’t know why and I don’t see the reason to. I personally don’t like making the beetroot drink this way as it tastes a bit funny. Besides, I like beet bits in my beetroot juice, and boiled beetroot bits aren’t as crunchy.

The other way is to make the drink using raw beetroot, which I have done in the recipe below.

What Goes Into Beetroot Juice With Milk

Here’s what goes into this Jamaican beetroot juice with milk. Hour simple ingredients you can find in just about any supermarket.

Beetroot juice with milk ingredients
  • Beetroot: Of course, beetroot. It’s the key ingredient.
  • Condensed milk: Condensed milk is the milk base and sweetener for the drink. Though it is what Jamaicans use, there are other alternatives, for example, unsweetened milk for the base and sugar for the sweetener.
  • Spices: Nutmeg and vanilla extract.
  • Water: You won’t need this if you are using a juicer.

How To Make Jamaican Beetroot Juice With Milk

Simples steps you could figure out without me even sharing.

How to make beetroot juice with milk
  1. Prepare the beetroot: I peeled the beetroot, but you don’t have to. Just make sure to give the vegetable a good wash.
  2. Blend: I’m using a blender for making this recipe, but a juicer is also perfect. When blending the beetroot you need water but when using a juicer you don’t need water but will need more beetroot. Basically, you don’t have to use a blender as I did.
  3. Stain or not to strain: So, I strain this particular drink, but I like leaving beetroot bits in my milk-based beetroot drink. You should try it you may like it. But if you decide to strain the juice, use a cheesecloth. A cheesecloth is much tidier than using a mesh sieve like I did.
  4. Sweeten: Sweeten with the condensed milk.

Beetroot Juice Recipe Without Milk

This is a very common way of making beetroot juice, recipes are all over the internet because it not just made by Jamaicans.

All you’ll need is beetroot, ginger, lime and a sweetener. Run the beets, ginger and lime through a juicer or, in my case, add it to a blender and blend.

Some people promote beetroot juice as an immune booster, for weight loss and detox, but it was an ordinary juice I would drink as a child on Sunday with Sunday dinner.

What Goes Into Beetroot Juice Without Milk

Beetroot juice recipe ingredient
  • Beetroot: Of course, beetroot. Peeled or not peel.
  • Ginger: Beetroot juice needs ginger. It won’t taste very well without it.
  • Lime juice: Lime is the same as ginger. Beetroot juice won’t taste the best without it. Try using lemon if lime isn’t available.
  • Sugar: I use brown sugar.

How To Make Beetroot Juice With A Blender

Jamaican beetroot drink is very easy to make, without milk, all you need is a few beetroot, lime juice, ginger, water and a sweetener.

How to make beetroot juice with a blender
  1. Prepare the beetroot: I peeled the beetroot, but you don’t have to. Just make sure to give the vegetable a good wash.
  2. Blend: Add the beets to the blender with water and blend for a minute or two. Depending on how powerful your blender it may take a little longer for the beetroot to smooth.
  3. Strain: Use a mesh strainer as I did or a cheesecloth.
  4. Taste great: Add the lime juice and sweeten with sugar.

Put to chill, beetroot juice without milk also taste better cold.

How To Store And For How Long

Keep refrigerator any leftovers. The beetroot milk-based drink should consume within two to three days of making. The beetroot juice without milk can last for up to a week, but at its best within the first five days after making.

Jamaican beetroot juice recipe

Jamaican Beetroot Juice Recipe

Try beetroot juice with or without milk. Both taste great either way!
4.83 from 17 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Jamaican
Keyword: Jamaican beetroot juice recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 7 Servings
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Lesa


With Milk

  • 280 g (9.88 oz) Beetroot peeled and chopped in 4
  • ½ cup (118.29 ml) Condensed milk or to your taste
  • tsp Nutmeg
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups (473.18 ml) Water

Without Milk

  • 526 g (18.55 oz) Beetroot peeled and chopped in 4
  • 5 tbsp Lime juice
  • 20 g (0.71 oz) Ginger may or may not peel
  • 90 g (3.17 oz) Sugar to sweeten
  • 3 Cups (709.76 ml) Water


With Milk

  • Wash and peel each beetroot. Chop into smaller pieces, add to the blender along with the water and blend.
  • Stain using a sieve or a cheesecloth.
  • Add the nutmeg and vanilla extract.
  • Sweeten to taste with condensed milk and put to chilli. Best serve cold

Without Milk

  • Wash and peel each beetroot. Chop into smaller pieces, add to the blender along with the ginger and water and blend.
  • Strain into a container, add the lime juice and sweeten to taste with the sugar.
  • Serve cold.


  • The beetroot recipe with milk serves three 10 oz glasses. The recipe without milk, serves four 10 oz glasses.
  • You can also use a juicer, which is much easier and more tidier
  • . The calories count may be off and the calculator take into account the ingredient of both recipes.


Nutrition Facts
Jamaican Beetroot Juice Recipe
Serving Size
300 ml
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
Monounsaturated Fat
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    Back in days and still now we never boil beetroot or carrot because we didn’t have blenders we had to grate Ana squeeze it 2 or 3 times mix with condense milk spiced with almond and rose water nutmeg and a little white rum that was our Sunday drink or soursop juice there’s people who still don’t have blender or juicer and they still enjoy these juices

  2. 5 stars
    I didnt even know I had to boil the beetroot I grew up with it just being blended and add milk n stuff…but I tried both ways without boiling and it’s still great

  3. I boil the the beets, ginger and whatever vegetables, fruits l want the let the juice sit for a day because I don’t like the particles in the bottom from the blender

    1. Beetroot is a great Source of nutrients and i consume a lot of beetroot in my daily diet. Raw beetroot juice is of my favourite drinks . I would season it with lime juice and a dash of chaat masala that you would get at any Indian store . However the milk version is new to me. I’m surely going to try that for the sake of novelty if nothing else .

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks for options with and without milk. I can’t have dairy, so it’s always helpful when there are notes about not having milk in recipes. My family loves juices and smoothies so I’m sure they will enjoy this.

  5. 5 stars
    I was super intrigued by this when I saw it yesterday, so I gave it a try. I wasn’t sure what to exput it is GOOD!

  6. I think this with milk is good and looking at the pictures. I would love to try it. Thank you for sharing!

  7. 5 stars
    This is an interesting way to use beets. I was skeptic at first, but when i gave it a try it tasted so delicious!

  8. 5 stars
    This looks amazing. I have had beet root juice before and I do understand that it is great for health. I would love to try out this beet root juice.

  9. 5 stars
    Whew! I wanna try out a glass of beetroot, without the milk in it. It looks really nice, from here.

  10. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, either wayi love this beet juice. I have made it both ways. Instead of using condensed milk I used oatmeal creamer and just put enough in the drink to taste.The one without milk is refreshing but I don’t like sweetening with sugar.

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