Make Delicious Fermented Fruit Juice With Feijoas

fermented fruit juice

Welcome to my step-by-step guide to making fermented fruit juice with feijoa. Believe it or not, this delicious and refreshing fermented fruit juice is made using the feijoa skin!

How fantastic is that? Something you would usually throw out can be used to make something tasty and amazingly flavorful.

our feijoa tree
our Feijoa tree

Related post: The Best Feijoa (Pineapple Guava) Crumble Cake – An Easy And Delicious Dessert

If you don’t have a feijoa (also known as Pineapple Guava) tree in your garden, it might be time to get one or two trees to plant in your backyard.

More About Feijoas

The feijoa tree is one of the easiest-to-grow fruit trees I know of. All you have to do is prune the tree once a year and water it occasionally.

As a reward, you can enjoy an abundance of delightfully aromatic fruit in the fall.

How do you eat the feijoa, you may ask? Simply cut the feijoa in half and scoop out the pulp with a spoon. So yum! Or, you can stew the pulp and use it for baking. Feijoa tastes also great fresh in muesli, or porridge.

How about making a healthy smoothie? There are so many different ways to enjoy the humble feijoa.


How To Make the Fermented Fruit Juice In A Nutshell

To make our fermented feijoa drink, you’ll only need a big glass jar, sugar, water, and of course, the feijoa skin.

You have to be patient when you make the drink because it will take around 3 to 5 days until the feijoa drink is ready.

feijoa halves in the jar
feijoa halves in the jar after 2 days

Start by washing the feijoas in warm water. Gently pat them dry, and start cutting the feijoas in half.

Scoop the pulp into an empty ice cream container, and use it either for making our Feijoa crumble cake Feijoa ice cream, or put it into the freezer for later use.

Place the feijoa skin into the large glass jar until the fruit skin has almost reached the top.

Now add the sugar, and fill up the jar with water. Make sure that the skin is immersed in the water. I use a rock, which I put into a ziplock bag, to weigh the feijoa skin down.

Watch the video here, to see exactly how I do it.

Finally, cover the jar with a clean cloth, and leave it on your kitchen bench.

fermented feijoa drink
the drink is ready to be filled into bottles

After 3 days, take out the skin with a slotted spoon and discard them into your compost or food scraps.

Add a bit more sugar, and top up the jar with water. Cover again and leave for one or two more days on your benchtop.

Lastly, fill the fermented fruit juice into empty clean glass bottles (e.g. wine bottles), put the lid on, and chill for a few hours in the fridge.

Enjoy cold as is or mix it with vodka for a refreshing cocktail. So delicious!!!

Delicious Fermented Feijoa Drink

This refreshing drink is made with only 3 ingredients: water, the skin of feijoas, and sugar. You and your family will love it. So easy to make and yet so delicious.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Fermenting Time 5 days
Servings 5 liters



  • 2 kg feijoas
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • enough water to cover the feijoa skin


  • Wash the feijoas in water to get rid of any dirt
  • Cut the feijoas in half and take out the pulp with a spoon. The skin goes in the large glass jar and the pulp into the plastic container.
  • Fill up the jar until the feijoa halves have almost reached the top. Leave 2 inches free to the rim.
  • Either use the feijoa pulp to make a feijoa crumble or put them into the freezer for later use.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 of sugar over the feijoa halves. Add enough water to cover the skin. Make sure they are completely covered. You might have to use a heavy object to weigh the feijoa halves down.
  • Cover the jar with a clean tea towel and leave it on your bench for three days.
  • After 3 days, remove the feijoa skin and dispose into your compost. Fill up the jar with water and add another 1/4 of sugar to the jar. Stir and taste. If you like it sweeter add some more sugar. Cover with a tea towel and leave for 2 more days.
  • On day 5, fill the drink into clean glass bottles e.g. empty wine bottles, and put them into your fridge.
  • Enjoy the drink chilled, with some ice cubes, or as a cocktail.


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