Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

You can juice fresh pomegranate but it is a very messy job. I use POM brand bottled pomegranate juice.

Directions

  1. Add the pomegranate juice to a small saucepan over low heat.
  2. When the juice is warm, add the sugar; stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Remove pan from heat and refrigerate until cold or overnight.
  4. Add the lime juice to the chilled mixture; stir well.
  5. Freeze mixture in your ice cream maker by following the manufacturer’s directions.
  6. The sorbet will be soft but ready to eat; for firmer sorbet, transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze several hours.
  7. *Pomegranate Cinnamon Sorbet-add two 4-inch cinnamon sticks to the pan with the sugar; proceed with the recipe as directed, removing the cinnamon sticks before freezing.
  8. *Pomegranate Orange Sorbet-substitute 1 ½ cup orange juice for 1 ½ cup pomegranate juice; proceed with the recipe as directed, adding 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest before freezing.
  9. *Russian Pomegranate Sorbet-Add ½ cup vodka before freezing; proceed with the recipe as directed.