In my married life I've progressed from barely being able to cook, to cooking almost everything my family eats. We've never been big on fast food restaurants, but I have bought pre-made foods to put in the freezer, either because I didn't know how to make the item, or because I wanted something on hand for when I was too rushed or too lazy to cook.
I have learned that there is a high price to pay for my laziness, though. Not only is the pre-made food more costly, it also usually comes stuffed with sodium, high-fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated fats, and assorted multi-syllabic preservatives. Although it might seem like treat food, that's really no way to treat my family.
When I was approached by POM Wonderful pomegranate juice and asked if I'd like to try their product, I was cautiously optimistic. I'd heard good things about it, but had never experienced it for myself. I was amazed. It tasted just like eating a pomegranate, but without the mess. I looked at the label, bracing myself for the ever-present high-fructose corn syrup. It wasn't there. The ingredients list says: 100% pomegranate juice from concentrate. Woo hoo! Healthy food for a lazy girl!
Not only is it pure juice, but they have done millions of dollars of research to learn all the health benefits of their juice. Tasty, convenient, and good for you. Better and better.
As I rolled the flavor around on my tongue, I tried to figure out how I wanted to play with this juice. Their website has lots of recipes to try, but what I really wanted to make was a sorbet, something that just said a loud and emphatic Pomegranate! This is what I came up with. It's awesome. Incredibly easy to make. Sweet, tart, tangy, and oh so refreshing. Plus you can feel good about eating it, because you know every single thing that went into it.
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/3 cup lime juice (about 2 limes)
1 cup POM Wonderful juice
1- In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water. Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Take the pan off the heat and set it aside to cool.
2- Combine the cooled sugar syrup with the lime juice and the POM juice in a bowl. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours.
3- Freeze the juice in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.