Monday, May 21, 2012

Pomegranate Sorbet

It's the time of year to enjoy cool, refreshing treats. One of my favorites is pomegranate sorbet.

What I love about sorbet is that it will typically satisfy my taste for something sweet, but without the heaviness. Since I am on a sugar free diet, ice cream has been more challenging for me to make, as stevia crystallizes differently than granulated sugar. So if I wait too long to eat my frozen treats it is hard as a rock! But for those who eat whatever they desire, this simple recipe is for you.

I get a lot of questions about making ice cream and yes, you can make sorbet and ice cream without an ice cream maker. But I highly recommend the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence ice cream maker. Once you realize how simple it is to make your own ice cream, you will wonder why you waited so long to get one.

I just keep the bowl in the freezer at all times so whenever I am ready for some sorbet or ice cream, it is ready to go! Easy as 1...2...3!

Pomegranate Sorbet

Simple Syrup:
1 c sugar
1/2 c water
1 c fresh mint leaves

In a small saucepan, combine ingredients over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved. Cool and strain before using in ice cream machine.

1 c simple syrup
2 c pomegranate juice
1 c orange juice,  no pulp
1 tbsp of Red Berry Cîroc or orange liqueur

Combine the ingredients in a pitcher or large glass bowl. Pour mixture in an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions, approximately 20-25 minutes.

Refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.

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1 comment:

  1. Pomegranate makes the most beautiful food. Such an enticing color.