Pomegranates are an interesting fruit. So beautiful and unique. The little seeds on the interior are like juicy jewels. And I just learned pomegranates make fabulous, out-of-this-world sorbet.
Back in September, my mom whipped up a watermelon sorbet with the same 16-cup food processor I have. I couldn’t believe how good it was and how so very simple it was to make. Frozen melon and simple syrup, blended in the processor to make a lovely sorbet.
The two issues I had were that 1.) watermelon is more of a summer fruit and 2.) I wanted a deeper, color. Like pomegranate red.
Do you know the easiest way to peel a pomegranate? Separate the pomegranate into fourth by first starting the cut with a knife and then pulling it apart with your hands. Then begin peeling out the seeds over a big bowl of water. The seeds sink to the bottom while the skins float on top of the water. When the all the seeds are out, scrape the peels from the surface of the water and pour the rest through a sieve.
Instead of juicing (1 million) pomegranates, I used straight pomegranate juice for the sorbet (Just Pomegranate by R.W. Knudsen), poured it into our ice trays and froze it. One 32 oz bottle made enough frozen cubes for close to 2 1/2 batches, which is good since we absolutely devoured the first batch and I’ve eaten half of the second all by myself.
To the frozen juice was added simple syrup (equal amounts of sugar and water boiled together), lemon juice and a little salt. After processing it, I stirred in 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds. It was really soft after the processing so I placed it in the freezer for a time. That being said, it was entirely edible even at the soft state. So, so edible. :)
I don’t want to oversell this but this is my most favorite creation at the moment. MJ and I plowed through two and a half batches of this in no time and I’m already freezing more pom juice for another couple batches. Poor MJ is at a disadvantage since he’s at work all day, leaving me alone with the sorbet. Haha!
PS. A Noodles and Company winner was picked. Was it you?