Last November, POM Wonderful contacted me via e-mail and asked if I would be interested in trying some of their yummy Pomegranate juice. I had never been contacted by a major beverage company to sample some of their products, so this was definitely a first for me. I was honored and flattered when I read the request and I delightfully agreed to it.
A few weeks after they contacted me, I received these cute little babies in the mail:
Granted, there were more bottles that arrived in the package...at least around 8 or 9 more :) The holidays came and went, visiting house guests came and went, and now....a few months later...I am finally getting around to experimenting with these cute little things.
Up until recently, I have never been an avid drinker of pomegranate juice. The only other time I tried it was 2 years ago at a Christmas get together that my family attended. My friend, who threw the get together, made the most wonderful punch as the main beverage. When I asked her what she made it with, she told me it was just half pomegranate juice and half Sprite...and that was it. I was shocked at how easy it was and have remembered this concoction eversince. This was one way to use up all our lovely juice.
Last week, I came across this wonderful icecream recipe and I wanted to try it.
It is super simple and very quick to make. You just mix all the ingredients together in a bowl, pour it into your icecream maker, and let the appliance do the rest of the work. Not only is this easy to make, but it tastes VERY rich and smooth. When you eat it, you are reminded of hot, sunny days spent outside watching your children play. The addition of the pomegranate juice makes the icecream have a certain 'cherry zing' flavor to it. This one is definitely going to be a keeper at my house.
Creamy Pomegranate Icecream
(adapted from Allrecipes.com)
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup white sugar
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
Stir together the heavy cream and sugar. Stir in the pomegranate juice, vanilla extract, and salt. Add the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions...we made ours for around 40 minutes.