Pomegranate Ice Cream

pomegranate ice cream

This recipe is so simple, so gorgeous, and so ungodly delicious that I simply couldn’t keep it from you guys. I’ve been making it since forever. I know most of you are like myself and neither own nor have any plans to purchase an ice-cream maker. What’s the point if you dust it off once every few years out of guilt? Nah, for this recipe all you need is a little elbow grease (or for my fellow lazy-asses, a stand mixer).

*cracks knuckles* Let’s get started!

Pretty Pomegranate Ice Cream

¾ c. pomegranate juice (Pom Wonderful works best!)

1 lime or ¼ c. lime juice

1-½ c. powdered sugar (granulated sugar also works here, but I prefer powdered)

2 c. heavy cream (you can also use just 1 c. heavy cream and 1 c. half & half)

Optional: Add 1 tbsp. of Chambord raspberry liquor for a creamier, smoother finish (and helps prevent ice crystals)

Recipe inspired by and adapted from two sources: my BFF Paula’s Pastries, and my other BFF Nigella Lawson (just kidding…she wants to be my BFF but I told her I already had one).

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measure out 1 ½ c. powdered sugar into a large bowl

pomegranate ice creamyou’ll need ¾ c. pomegranate juice (most grocery stores have Pom Wonderful juice in the refrigerated produce section)

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measure out the pomegranate juice

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pour into the powdered sugar you measured out a moment ago

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measure out 1/4 c. lime juice (or the juice of one lime–I like these containers because they last long enough for my infrequent need for it)

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Oops, more than 1/4 c. Oh well, I like mine on the fresh/tart rather than sweet side, so this’ll be just fine.

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In it goes.

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Now pour in your 2 c. heavy cream. So pretty when this happens!

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Food Network, I’ll be expecting your call.

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Now mix this up with your whisk a little.

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Now it’s time to whisk away until soft peaks form in the mixture (or for those lazy asses like myself, transfer to Kitchenaid mixer, turn it on, and watch).

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While busy thinking about things and not doing the work that my mixer was taking care of for me, I came to a realization.

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My nails are the same color as my mixer. True love?

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Looks like soft enough peaks to me (I don’t want to make whipped cream here, just make it light and fluffy).

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Pour it into a container that will fit in your fridge. Hopefully you do not stock up on as much frozen dinners as I do, making freezer space a precious commodity. This loaf pan was perfect!

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Cover it with a lid or plastic wrap so it is moderately air tight (I think it’s to prevent ice crystals from forming, like what happens on your old melted-and-refrozen ice cream).

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Here’s what it looks like 7 hours later.

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Mmmm….

You’re probably wondering what it tastes like. Well, it’s kind of like a sorbet in that it’s light, fluffy, and hints at flavor without shouting it from the rooftops of your mouth. But, as it’s cream-based, it’s obviously not a sorbet. But it tastes like one. Does that make sense? It also doesn’t roll very well into scoops like professional ice cream, but I think that lends an authenticity to it.

The best way to find out is to just grab the few simple ingredients next time you’re shopping for groceries, and try it yourself. You won’t be disappointed. And hey, come back here and let me know how it went, ‘kay?

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Bottoms up!

XOXO,
Kristina

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  • Oh I guessed ice cream!! it looks yummy! And your kitchen stand is too cute! That color is adorable.

  • LOVE IT! so glad you are making it – try adding a tablespoon of chambord raspberry liquor. It breaks up the ice crystals and gives you a smoother, creamer ice cream. Plus, everything tastes better with alcohol!

    • I'll do that next time, Paula! *bows down to the goddess of the pomegranate ice cream*

  • Did you paint your nails to match your Kitchen Aid? 😉 hehe

    Oh & I love this! Everything & anything pomegranite and I'm there in a heart beat. I'm going to ask my boyfriend to make this later this weekend, cause he's the professional chef. I'm not allowed in the kitchen.

    KeepItFvncy,

    M.E.

    • Let me know how it goes!

      xoxo

      Kristina

  • Looks absolutely delightful. I have always been somewhat scared to make ice cream, you made it look easy!

    xo Lynzy

    http://fromskirtstoskillets.blogspot.com

  • Sounds delicious! I'm a huge fan of PomWonderful, healthy & yummy!

  • That looks so yummy and it's the perfect time of year to make it. Thanks!!

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  • YUM, you know I am a huge fan of ice cream, I will HAVE to make this sometime esp. b/c it is sooo hot out these days!!

    • with a name like a la mode, if you don't make this Sandy I won't know what to think!

  • omg that looks so heavenly!! i would love to set a day aside and make this someday, looks SO fun!!!

  • YUMMY! Love the nails too! 😉

  • What I loved the most about this yummy recipe was your nails coordinated with your mixer. Now that is dedication to chic… big ice-cream scoop time!

  • sara j

    i like this ice cream so much…thank you to tell how to make it…

  • I love Nigella! And oh my goodness, your mixer. I WANT IT. (It would match my nail polish, too!)

    I am a new follower, your blog is really lovely 🙂

    X

  • Sherly

    Oh man, that looks yummy.

  • my goodness! I can't believe you made Pomegranate ice cream???!?
    Awesome!

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  • This looks so good and I love that you don't need an ice cream maker for it! When I was a kid we used to make ice cream exactly the same way and pour it in a loaf pan too, this totally brings me back to my childhood hahah. Love the color of your mixer and nails, I think I have eyed-up that exact mixer before because of the color but unfortunately I don't have the money for one!

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  • Jess

    what a delicious and simple recipe! Sure glad I "stumbled" here on a hot summer day!

  • um….

    AWESOME!!!!

    Thank you so very much for posting this!

    My Red mixer and I will think of your Green mixer and You when i make this soon.

    HUZZAH!

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  • Can we substitute the pomegranate juice fir simething else?

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  • Luna

    This looks so utterly delicious. I love you for putting this recipe up! The colour is abosutely adorable, and I bet it tastes even better.
    Just one question though… Can I use another type of juice? Or would the recipe not work otherwise?

    Thanks for putting this up, I really, really love it!

    • I'm sure you could use any sweet+tart juice full of flavor that you want! great thought Luna!

  • Jenna

    the site is a bit vain and girly for me but i do enjoy that your nails match your mixer, very Julia Child of you. Thanks for the recipe

  • Looks delicious! My parent's have the same color mixer. I haven't purchased one yet, but I'm definitely following you two and getting the same color! (And then nail polish to match, obvs.)

  • Lea Kemper

    This really caught my eye. My grandkids are gonna be here this weekend so i will try it with them as my taste-testers. Looks so yummy and easy.

    • Let us know how it turns out Lea!

  • Becca

    Oh. My. Goodness. I think I have died and gone to heaven. Thank you for such a fabulous recipe!!!
    BTW:

    That nail polish is absolutely amazing!!!

    What color is it, and where can I find it?! 🙂

    • Thanks girl! Glad you like it!
      P.S. – the nail polish is Revlon "Minted"! 🙂

  • Kristina

    looks and sounds absolutely delicious! :D… im deffinately going to try this recipe as soon as possible

    • Great, and hey–great name 😉

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    i love much ice cream

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    Looks great and so easy! You should submit your photo to Tastespotting. http://www.tastespotting.com/

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  • This looks so rich and delicious! Summer really is all about ice cream!! I'm planning on making Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Cake – http://www.recipe4living.com/recipes/chocolate_ch… – this weekend. Or if I'm in the mood for pomegranate, maybe I'll try yours! Thanks for sharing!

  • Hello gorgeous! I never know what to do with POM juice, but this is right up my alley…Ice cream! You just can't go wrong…and gorgeous photos by the way!

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  • Oh that looks delicious ! – and its so pretty (even though you cant make scoops of it) is it a mint leaf you've decorated with ?

    I was wandering if you've tried with other flovors?

  • Kirstie

    So neat! 🙂 Btw, what is the brand/color of your nail polish? I LOVE it!

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  • ooh, this looks delicious…have never made ice cream before…this one makes the ice cream making process sound sooo easy.

  • Mariya

    This recipe worked PERFECTLY! I needed it for a school project, and this was simple and easy enough for me to use! Thanks for the recipe!

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  • Its like heaven in a small cup.

  • ooh, this looks delicious…have never made ice cream before…this one makes the ice cream making process sound sooo easy.

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    Found this recipe through stumbleupon and bookmarked it weeks ago. Just made it and couldn't be more excited! Light and delicious. Thank you!!

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    mmmm yum looks delish 😀

  • Julie

    I am an avid home ice cream maker and I tried this… though I did it in my churn to freeze instead of in a cake pan. Unfortunately it came out way too hard/full of ice crystals, even though I used an actual ice cream maker… in the future I would use regular sugar and about 4 egg yolks to make a custard on the stove, and THEN freeze in the ice cream maker. I think this would prevent ice crystals and give it a more decadent spin 🙂

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    sound very Delicious yum cant wait to try it myself

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  • Hi there! This looks amazing. I love my Kitchen Aid too, I have to try it 🙂 I love how your nails match, super cute.

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  • Emy

    Pomegranate is my favorite thing ever so I will be trying this tomorrow!

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  • Looks absolutely amazing and easy to do! It would be awesome to add bits of actual pomegranate seeds to the mixture as well to have a bit of bite to it!

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  • These look delicious !Thank you!

  • omg this looks amazing. need to try this out. x

  • Anna

    Ok… i’m having a hard time understanding the measurement units… is ¾ c 3 quarters of a cup or 3-4 cups? i tried to look online but couldn’t find ¾ c anywhere. please let me know, as i need to convert it to ml. thanks!

    • ¾ c is three quarters of a cup.

  • Kate

    I wonder if this recipe is possible with a dairy substitute like soy milk? I know it calls for heavy cream, but I wonder if soy milk would work!!

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      i don’t think so because the heavy cream makes it fluffy because heavy cream makes whipped cream!!

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  • Marie

    Ah this recipe is so easy to make and amazing! I tried it todayand I am so happy with the result! It’s perfectly tart and tangy 🙂 totally worth the hand mixing!

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    YUM!