We're back from our summer break! Itâ€™s been a while since weâ€™ve posted, but we've got lots of holiday-inspired posts coming up that you won't want to miss. Kicking them off is our first for Rosh Hashanah: Pomegranate Ice Cream.
Once upon a time there was no such thing as commercial pomegranate juice. You had to squeeze your own pomegranates (it sounds harder than it is). I once heard a story that I can't verify, but it's a wonderful story regardless if it's true or not.
In those days, before juice, there was a Pomegranate farmer whose wife wanted to get involved in the business. "I want to make juice," she told him. He didn't take her seriously, but he gave her a corner of the farm so she could "do her thing." Today, the wife's juice makes more money than the pomegranates.
And it's good we have juice to make pomegranate recipes when pomegranates themselves aren't in their prime. Like in this recipe.
Pomegranate Ice Cream
I love recipes that are less than 5 ingredients. With so few ingredients you know it will be quick and easy, and thereâ€™s less room to make a mistake. Aside from the ease factor, the additions to the ice cream will add so much flavor; even if youâ€™re using non-dairy ice cream, youâ€™ll fool your tastebuds into thinking youâ€™re enjoying the real thing. Recipe adapted from Faigy Grossman and Chavie Feldman.
10 to 13 large frozen strawberries
1/3 cup confectionersâ€™ sugar
1 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
56 ounces vanilla ice cream, slightly defrosted
1. In a blender or food processor, combine frozen strawberries, confectionersâ€™ sugar, and pomegranate juice.
2. Add the defrosted ice cream and blend until combined.
You can mix the ice cream with the blended fruit by hand to create an ice cream with swirls, however we prefer it mixed in completely.
3. Pour the mixed ice cream into the original container. You donâ€™t even have to wash it out. Freeze until firm.
Garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds and serve. During the summer when pomegranates arenâ€™t in season, I garnish it with blueberries.
To view and print the recipe, click here.
To kick off the celebration, Levana Kirschenbaum
is giving away a copy of her fabulous new book, The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen to three lucky winners. To enter, leave a comment on this post. Limit one entry per reader per blog
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