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How to Make Pomegranate Sorbet (So Easy!)

This easy recipe Pomegranate Sorbet is nice and light on a hot summer day! It only contains 4 ingredients, has a refreshing tangy flavor, a vibrant magenta color, and is a naturally fat-free and dairy-free dessert. You can prepare this tangy sorbet using fresh pomegranate juice or bottled pomegranate juice.

close up photo of two glasses of pomegranate sorbet

Creating this Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe

Did you know how good Pomegranates are for you? One of the researched health benefits of pomegranates is protecting cardiovascular health, including reducing LDL (bad cholesterol)oxidation.

Eating healthy is an important form of prevention against Cardiovascular Disease, the number one killer in women. According to the American Heart Association, eating a healthy diet includes whole grains and delicious fresh fruits.

What better way to include delicious fresh fruits in your diet than with fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice.

I recently had the opportunity to taste POM Wonderful’s 100% Pomegranate Juice (not my first time, though it has been a while). While I love to eat the pomegranate fruit, the juice alone was a little strong for me to drink in large quantities.

Instead I set out to find a delicious, but still healthy, recipe so I could enjoy the health benefits of pomegranates as well as the taste.

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Tools Needed for This Recipe

You’ll need a few key kitchen tools to make this easy sorbet recipe. Here’s exactly what I recommend:

  • Ice Cream Makerusing an ice cream maker is the easiest way to prepare this recipe for pomegranate sorbet, but I’ve also included instructions for preparing it if you don’t have this special equipment in your kitchen.
  • Saucepan: you’ll need a saucepan for preparing the sorbet base
  • Measuring Cups: for accurate measuring of ingredients is essential!
  • Ice Cream Freezer ContainersI use these reusable containers for freezing ice cream, soups, and more. They’re incredibly durable!
  • Ice Cream ScoopInvesting in a good-quality ice cream scoop makes all the difference. This is the one we use and love.

Ingredients for Pomegranate Sorbet

This recipe for pomegranate sorbet only takes 4 simple ingredients to prepare! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pomegranate Juice
  • Water
  • Sugar
  • Honey

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

Ingredient Adaptations

Want to make a few tweaks to this Pomegranate Sorbet recipe? Here are my suggestions:

For some extra flavor and a fun citrus element in this recipe, try adding a tablespoon or two of orange juice or lemon juice or the zest of an orange or lemon to the fruit juice.

You can also experiment with pomegranate juice blends as long as the blend doesn’t have any added sweeteners and is 100% juice. Look for pomegranate cherry juice, pomegranate blueberry juice, or pomegranate raspberry juice.

How to Make Sorbet

This sorbet recipe is really simple to make! Here’s a quick overview of the process:

  1. First, you’ll combine the pomegranate juice, water, sugar, and honey in a small saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring it to a boil over medium heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Then, let it cool to room temperature. After that, transfer the pomegranate mixture to the refrigerator to chill completely.
  3. After chilling, pour the pomegranate sorbet base into your ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the full recipe in the free printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

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Tips for Making Homemade Sorbet

There are a few things that will make the ice cream making process even easier and will yield better results:

When preparing the pomegranate sorbet base, make sure the sugar dissolves completely while you are cooking it. If any sugar crystals remain, you could have some gritty bits in your final product.

Store the insert to your ice cream maker (if it has one) in the freezer. You’ll want it to be completely frozen solid you start churning the sorbet.

The sorbet base should be chilled until completely cold before churning. You’ll get better results when churning a cold base. Churning while warm will result in thin sorbet that melts quickly if you intend to serve it immediately.

Can I Make this Sorbet without an Ice Cream Maker?

Yes! It will be a bit more labor intensive, but you can definitely adapt the instructions. Here’s how you make this pomegranate sorbet recipe without using an ice cream maker:

  1. Chill the pomegranate sorbet base in the refrigerator until cold.
  2. Transfer it to a freezer-safe bowl, such as a stainless-steel bowl. Place the bowl on a level surface in the freezer.
  3. Stir the sorbet every 30 minutes until the mixture is completely frozen, about 4-6 hours.

Can I Prep This Sorbet Recipe in Advance?

Yes, you can prepare the sorbet base and chill it in the fridge for up to 2 days before you plan to churn it.

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How to Serve Pomegranate Sorbet

This recipe is pretty simple to serve. You can just serve it as is in a small bowl. I love its bright color and don’t think it needs anything fancy, but you can garnish it for a fancy presentation if you like. Here are some garnish ideas:

Another fun way to serve this is as a cocktail! Add a small scoop to a cocktail glass and pour a few sips of champagne, rosé, or sparkling white wine over top.

How to Store Leftover Homemade Sorbet

Homemade Pomegranate is best stored in an airtight container with a piece of plastic wrap pressed on the surface of the sorbet.

Covering the sorbet surface, and then placing the lid for the container on top helps prevent the formation of ice crystals on the surface. This recipe for pomegranate sorbet will stay fresh for up to 4 weeks when stored properly in the freezer.

Try this Easy Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe!

Next time you’re looking for a refreshing summer recipe for dessert, give this simple sorbet recipe a try! Did you love the how easy it was to prepare or the sweet and sour flavor? Leave a comment below and give it a review for others to see what you thought of this easy dessert recipe.

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More Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

In this Sliced Sweet Potato Casserole, sweet potato slices are baked in a spiced orange maple glaze and sprinkled with juicy, bright pomegranate arils.

Fresh pressed apple cider, tart pomegranate juice, and Tempranillo pair with mulling spices and fresh fruit to create this delicious, fall Spiced Pomegranate Mulled Wine

This Spiced Pear and Pomegranate Crostini appetizer is a cinch to prepare and doesn’t require any special serving utensils. Perfect for holiday parties!

Pomegranate Salsa is the perfect salsa recipe to make if you are craving fresh salsa in the winter.

In this Hot Spiced Apple Cider, fresh pressed apple cider and tart pomegranate juice are paired with mulling spices and fresh fruit to create a cozy beverage perfect for sipping during this autumn and winter season.

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Pomegranate Sorbet with Dark Chocolate Curls

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

This easy recipe Pomegranate Sorbet nice and light hot summer days! It only contains 4 ingredients, has a refreshing tangy flavor, a vibrant magenta color, and is a naturally fat-free dessert. You can prepare this tangy sorbet using fresh pomegranate juice or bottled pomegranate juice.

Ingredients

For the Sorbet Base

  • 2 cups 100% Pomegranate Juice
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Honey

Optional Garnish Ideas

Instructions

Prepare the Pomegranate Sorbet Base

  1. Combine the pomegranate juice water, sugar, and honey in a saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat until simmering. Let simmer 5 minutes, or until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Transfer the pomegranate sorbet base to the refrigerator and cool until completely chilled, about 2 - 3 hours.

Churning the Pomegranate Sorbet

  1. Once the sorbet base has completely chilled, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions for about 30 minutes.
  2. Then, transfer to a sealed freezer-safe bowl and freeze for 1 - 2 hours before serving.

How to Prepare the Sorbet Without an Ice Cream Maker

  1. To prepare this recipe without using an ice cream maker, chill the pomegranate sorbet base in the refrigerator until cold.
  2. Transfer it to a freezer-safe bowl, such as a stainless-steel bowl. Place the bowl on a level surface in the freezer.
  3. Stir the sorbet every 30 minutes until the mixture is completely frozen, about 4-6 hours.

Notes

Can I Prep This Sorbet Recipe in Advance?

The sorbet base can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and stored in the refrigerator until churning.

Serving Ideas

This recipe is pretty simple to serve. You can just serve it as is in a small bowl. I love its bright color and don't think it needs anything fancy.

Another fun way to serve this is as a cocktail! Add a small scoop to a cocktail glass and pour a few sips of champagne, rosé, or sparkling white wine over top.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 120Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 9mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 0gSugar 30gProtein 0g

GoodLifeEats.com offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although GoodLifeEats.com makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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Disclosure: this recipe originally had a giveaway attached to it that was provided by POM Wonderful. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are my own. The giveaway is now closed.

Daniel

Friday 19th of February 2016

I have tried POM juice but not the real fruit. I bought the fruit once but its hard for me to take the juice out from the fruit with wasting it. So I just preferred the juice instead. Also, dark chocolates on POM sorbet looks really delicious. I will definitely try this at home.

Anonymous

Saturday 4th of April 2009

I have not tried POM, but the real fruit has always been a challenge to me. It seems too hard to get enough juice to make things with. We are lucky to have fresh fruit available, but I usually pass on it. With the juice, I think I may have found a new "healthy choice". The sorbert looks amazing - especially with the dark chocolate! I need my antioxidants!

Foodie McBody

Saturday 21st of March 2009

I love pomegranates and pomegranate juice. That sorbet looks awesome, especially with the dark chocolate. I'm a twitter follower of yours. Your posts make my stomach growl!

anntje

Saturday 21st of March 2009

following via twitter! :) thanks!

anntje

Saturday 21st of March 2009

following the blog! :)

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