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Pawpaw Juice

Wonderfully refreshing and easy to make homemade pawpaw juice recipe. A must-try not only during the summer season but all seasons!

Pawpaw juice served in a glass bowl

How to make Pawpaw juice – a quick & easy recipe

Making pawpaw juice (papaya) is no rocket science. This is one of those recipes that requires no formula because it’s very easy to make.

All you need are sweet ripe pawpawwaterlemon, and sweetener and it’s made in blender.

You can decrease or increase the quantity of water in the recipe. It depends on how thick you want your juice. However, when it’s too thick, then it’s no longer a juice but a smoothie.

Note that the pawpaw grown in the tropics is naturally sweeter than those grown in other regions, so people in the tropics need minimal sweetener. That is why I did not specify the quantity of sweetener. Trust me; it will vary so much depending on your location because I’ve tried it.

For best results, use ripe and soft pawpaw for this recipe.

Pawpaw is a sweet and delicious fruit:

  • It contains high fiber and zero fat, zero cholesterol, and zero sodium.
  • Papaya is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber and Potassium.
  • It is also a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Folate.


  • Since this juice is all-natural, it will settle, be sure to stir it whenever you want to drink it.
  • The lemon juice helps to add a fruity-sour undertone to the juice and apart from that, it helps to extend the life of the pawpaw juice.

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Pawpaw juice served in a glass bowl

Pawpaw Juice

Wonderfully refreshing and easy to make homemade pawpaw juice recipe. It is made in blender only, a must-try not only during the summer season but all seasons.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Beverage
Cuisine: African
Keyword: drink, fruit juice, juice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 cups
Calories: 5.4kcal


  • 1 Ripe pawpaw medium-size peeled cut into small chunks – about 4 cups
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 4 cups water
  • Ice cubes for serving
  • Sweetener Sugar, Honey, Maple syrup, or any other sweetener of your choice [to taste]


  • Peel the pawpaw and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds from the core. Cut into small chunks.
  • Put the chunks inside a blender. Add the water, lemon juice, and sweetener and blend till smooth.
  • Keep refrigerated, chilled till serving and enjoy with ice cubes.


Calories: 5.4kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.7g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 8.2mg | Potassium: 25.4mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 4.1IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 9.5mg | Iron: 0.1mg

***The calorie content was calculated without the sweetener.

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R Luis

Monday 22nd of February 2021

Hi Lola!

It does look (based on the color) that what you're making is papaya juice, but Paw paws and Papayas are definitely not the same fruit! Papayas are tropical, but Paw paws can be grown in North America - even to zone 5. They are also unexpectedly tropical tasting and looking, but they are worlds different than papaya :)

Lola Osinkolu

Wednesday 14th of July 2021

Hi R. Luis, I know what you are talking about. The American Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is different from the tropical papaya fruit often called 'papaw' or 'pawpaw' (Carica papaya). Though they share the same name they are totally unrelated. I hope that helps?