Pomegranate Sorbet

If you hadn't figured this out already, I am currently obsessed with pomegranates. I mean, really now.


Actually, when am I never not obsessed with pomegranates? Once upon a time, they were a delicacy only to be enjoyed in the autumn when we were able to snitch a couple from Mama's annual pomegranate. I recall having to change into clothes that were okay to accidentally stain. I must have been a messy child because I don't do that anymore....I’m also currently obsessed with jewels due to the increase in engagement rings among my friends and relations, and since pomegranate arils are essentially Lewis’ “Jewels of Bism” and the closest you’ll ever get to eating rubies, I’m just wildly on board.


My food magazines tell me there is something called pomegranate sorbet. My heart tells me that ice-cream season never ever ever ends. My Google research tells me sorbet can be made without an ice-cream churn, which is excellent news for me. It seems no one I know owns an ice-cream churn. All these things combined made it advisable and even necessary to try making pomegranate sorbet to eat with my sister-in-law after doing her nails and shaping her brows and generally putting her through the chore of beauty-maintenance.  We never got around to the nails and ended up giving the nieceling a bath and eating Cheez-its and talking about the hard and pleasant things in life, and watching the Really Bad Lip-Syncing versions of both the Republican and Democrat presidential debates and anyway, the picture-taking had to be moved to the following morning. Which, actually, gave me the opportunity to eat this sorbet for breakfast, which counts as nutrition because there's absolutely nothing bad about eating this for breakfast. In fact, it contains only three ingredients: pomegranate juice, lime juice, and maple syrup. There ya go.





You don't need any special equipment for this - just a little bit of freezer time, and a blender to whizz it around at the end. But I'm going to leave you for now with the recipe and stop talking because I've got to dash out to pick my sister up from her job. Yay for carpooling! 

Pomegranate Sorbet
3 cups pomegranate juice
2 limes, squeezed
1/2 cup maple syrup

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir until well-combined. Pour into low, a freezer-safe dish and put sorbet into the freezer.
  2. Freeze for 2-3 hours, until firm, stirring every half an hour with a fork to ensure the sorbet doesn't freeze into a solid cube of ice
  3. When firm, transfer to a food processor or blender and process until smooth and "creamy." Transfer into an airtight container until firm again, then serve! If kept in airtight container, it will last a couple weeks!
Serves 6-8 people



7 comments

  1. oh gosh, Rachel. This looks incredibly delicious. I clicked on the link to your blog on my feed, whilst telling my mother that one of my favorite bloggers was incredibly confused about her seasons. ;) But, this looks so amazing and easy that even though I think it's freezing outside, we might try this!

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    1. Haha! Well, the perks of living in Virginia include occasional mild days even into the dead of winter...there may or may not also be pictures of me eating an icecream cone on a bench in the snow. I *do* like to switch seasons up and follow current cravings...

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  2. "Jewels of bism" This. I always thought they were jewels but never thought to make this connection. I am going to have to try this recipe sometime . . . but in spring/summer . . . I like my seasons and their respective foods because I need the change and variety and then I am ready for them again.

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    1. But pomegranates are ripe in the autumn, not the spring and summer! You have to carpe that diem!

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  3. Oh, you know, it's the coldest day of our Autumn so far, and I'm sitting here staring at the picture of that beautiful sorbet and wanting it. Thanks, Rachel. ;) *pinning for SUMMER* haha.

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  4. This looks so good!
    ~Anna
    https://the3musketeerssite.wordpress.com/

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  5. I love pomegranates! And this looks soooooo good :)

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