How Long Does Cold Pressed Juice Last [And Storage Tips]

Juice is very popular these days. Most of us love to start our days with a cool glass of juice to give us an energy boost to begin our days.

However, so many juices are packed heavily with sugar, does this mean all juice is unhealthy? What about cold-pressed juice? 

If you have been considering cold-pressed juice recently, and wonder what it is, how long it lasts, and if it is good for you, you’re in the right place. Please stick with me today to find out whether or not you should be trying cold-pressed juice! 

How Long Does Cold Pressed Juice Last

What Is Cold Pressed Juice?

A cold pressed juice has been cold pressed and undergone the process of having the fiber separated from the fruit or vegetable cells.

However, this process is done without any heat to aid it. That is all that this process is.

Some machines and tools are built especially to help in the process of cold-press juicing.

These types of machines are often known as masticating juicers. This is because these machines make use of hydraulic power to crush and chew up the fruit or vegetables, thus getting the juice out of the food that is otherwise highly fibrous. 

The process of cold-pressing will produce less juice and typically takes longer, however, so keep this in mind. That being said, it is believed that juice that is cold-pressed or masticated is typically higher in its nutritional content.

You may wonder if the existence of cold-press juicing means that there is also heat-pressing.

Technically there is, however, this is done using a centrifugal juicer. However, they do not boil or steam the food, so technically it does not ‘heat-press’.

How Long Does Cold Pressed Juice Last?

Cold-pressed juices will typically last 3 to 5 days. This is based on the shelf life of raw cold-pressed juice.

In order to get this life span out of your juice it is still essential that you store it in a certain way. If you were to use bad produce, not use the right equipment and keep it unrefrigerated then it is likely to not last very long. 

Also, consider science, as the pH of your juice could impact its longevity as investigated. A juice with higher acidity levels will typically last longer than a more alkaline juice. 

How Long Does Cold-Pressed Juice Last Unopened?

bottles of juice

If you have purchased cold-pressed juice, you should pay attention to its expiry date, this will dictate how long it can last if not opened.

However, if you have made the cold-pressed juice yourself, then seal it, you should expect a lifespan of up to 2-3 days unopened. 

This is mainly because, making fresh cold-pressed juice at home does not include any preservatives, so its longevity is simply based on refrigeration and the quality of your juice.

How Long Does Cold-Pressed Juice Last In The Fridge?

Cold-pressed juice can last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. Some pre-made cold-pressed juice will last only 3-4 days in the fridge, however, so always check the labels. Juice like this should always be refrigerated. 

Homemade cold-pressed juices will typically have a shorter shelf life. A homemade cold-pressed juice in the fridge will last 2-3 days.

How To Increase Shelf Life Of Cold-Pressed Juice

If you wanted to increase the shelf-life of your cold-pressed juice then there are several ways you can do this from storage techniques to the ingredients you use.

While you can freeze cold-pressed juice, one additional way to get a longer life from your juice is to take advantage of the impact of acidity. 

If you introduce more acidity/ citric acids to your juice, this can act as a natural preservative. PH levels can help your juice last longer. Citrus juices typically last longer than other juices due to the acid as stated by

If you wish to get a much longer life out of your juice, consider freezing.

Can You Freeze Cold Pressed Juice?

juice in ice

You can freeze cold-pressed juice. However, if you do this, do ensure you practice proper freezing techniques to avoid any flavor or nutritional damage.

You can fill juice jars and then freeze, or use air-tight bags to prevent any oxidation to the juice. Freeze with this in mind to avoid freezer burn as states.

How Long Does Cold Pressed Juice Last In The Freezer?

If frozen properly, with the proper precautions and practices, cold-pressed juice can be stored for up to 6 months in the freezer. Consider portioning your juice so you can take out what you need as you need it. 

This can make it ideal to create cold pressed juice in bulk to then be frozen. It will last for 6 months in your freezer and suffer no nutrient or flavor damage as long as it is frozen properly. 

What Happens If You Drink Expired Cold Pressed Juice?

If you consume spoiled juice, be it cold-pressed or otherwise, this can cause diarrhea and stomach.

This can also happen if you drink juice that has been improperly pasteurized. If the juice is not properly pasteurized or prepared it can cause food-borne illnesses, including E-Coli according.

How To Store Cold Pressed Juice?

You should pour your cold pressed juice into a vacuum-sealed container, jug, or bag and remove all the air. Doing so will ensure that its flavors and nutrients last longer. Get your juice into the freezer or fridge promptly, do not let it sit at room temperature for very long. 

Juices also react better in dark cool environments, so as soon as it is ready to be stored, store it away. 

making cold pressed juice

Key points:

  • Remove air.
  • Store in fridge/freezer.
  • Store the juice ASAP.

A Delicious Smoothie To Try Made With Juice

If you have made a big batch of cold-pressed juice. and you need to use it, get creative, and make our yogurt smoothie with juice!

It’s perfect for breakfast, or as a filling snack. Juices on their own can be delicious and hydrating, but they are not filling. A smoothie is much more filling!

Orange Juice Yogurt Smoothie

Orange Juice Yogurt Smoothie

A delicious and refreshing orange juice yogurt smoothie that is going to become your new favourite breakfast drink.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Smoothie
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 353 kcal



  • 1 orange or 100ml freshly squeezed orange juice See notes*
  • 1/2 cup/75g of frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 cup yogurt unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 ml coconut water


  • Add all the ingredients to your blender jug.
  • Process until completely smooth. For about 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Best consumed straight away.
*We left an option to use whole orange instead of orange juice if you want to make this smoothie slightly healthier.
**If you want to use juice to make this recipe, for a healthier version, use cold pressed orange juice.


Serving: 1servingSugar: 27.5gFiber: 9.7gCalories: 353kcalFat: 4.4gProtein: 4.3gCarbohydrates: 44.5g
Keyword berry smoothies, blackberries, blackberry smoothie, breakfast smoothie, healthy smoothie recipes, mixed berry smoothie, raspberry smoothie
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


Can I Drink Cold-Pressed Juice After 5 Days

Depending on the juice, you can drink cold-pressed juice 5 days after making it. However, it may have lost some nutritional value. Use your own judgment, and always throw it away if it smells or tastes off. It will usually go bad after 5 days.

How Do You Keep Cold-Pressed Juice Fresh?

Keep cold-pressed juice in the fridge to ensure that it stays fresh. Keeping it cool helps it to maintain its nutritional value.

Does Cold-Pressed Juice Go Bad If Not Refrigerated?

Cold-pressed juice needs to be refrigerated, therefore it will go bad if it is not refrigerated.

Can Fresh-Pressed Juice Go Bad?

Fresh-pressed juice can go bad if it is left for too long. It can last up to 5 days, however, it can lose some nutrition over time.

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