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Sparkling ume juice with red shiso.

Umé Juice

Umé Juice (梅ジュース) is a popular beverage in Japan made with a syrup extracted from green umé. It's fragrant and sweet, with a bracing tartness that makes it ultra refreshing on a sweltering summer day.

Course Condiments & Pickles, Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine Japanese
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Fruit
Diet Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Low-Fat, Pescatarian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 days
Servings 25 2 tablespoon servings
Calories 174 kcal


  • 1 kilogram green umé
  • 1 kilogram rock sugar
  • 50 grams red shiso leaves only


  1. Put the ume in a freezer bag and freeze for at least 24 hours.
    Put the ume in a freezer bag and freeze overnight.
  2. Remove the umé from the freezer and add the rock sugar and shiso to the bag.
  3. Seal the bag and place it in the refrigerator for 2 weeks.
  4. At the end of the 2 weeks, you can strain the syrup, pressing on the solids to get as much liquid out as you can.
  5. Store the syrup in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Umé Juice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174
% Daily Value*
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 43g48%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.