Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday Firsts - Pomegranate Sorbet

Friday Firsts

Happy Friday everybody! If this is your first Friday Firsts click the link above or on the sidebar for more information! My 12 year old cousin Taylor is visiting me so I've had quite the busy week. Sorry for the lack of posts and comments lately!

My first for this week was a perfect treat for this beautiful 80° weather we've had the past two days! A crisp and refreshingly beautiful Pomegranate Sorbet!

I think I've created a monster. I came upstairs earlier today to find Taylor googling recipes. She saw a stash of pomegranate juice I have in my fridge and went in search of a use for it! The ice cream and dessert lover that she is, she settled on pomegranate sorbet and printed out the recipe. It is very simple and with a little help from me, the mixture was chilling in the fridge in a few minutes. Later Johnny helped her with the ice cream machine to freeze it.


2 cups water
1 cup sugar
2 cups pomegranate juice
1/4 cup lemon juice


In a saucepan combine the sugar and water. Heat to a boil and let simmer for about 5 minutes to create a simple syrup. Remove from the heat and stir in the pomegranate juice and lemon juice. Chill in the refrigerator until cool.

Freeze in your ice cream machine per manufacturer's instructions.

Not only did she take the initiative, find a recipe, help me make it, but she inquired about a special glass to display the sorbet in for a pretty picture! A food blogger in the making - right!?

Now it's your turn to tell me about your first! To participate in Friday Firsts create a blog post featuring a "first" of yours. It could be the first time you've used a new pan or the first time you've eaten a vegetarian dish! Any culinary first will do! Next, link that blog post below and tell us about it! If you don't have a blog or a specific post to link to please tell us about your first in the comment section! Any and all participation is welcome!

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The pomegranate juice used in this recipe was generously provided by POMWonderful.


Katie said...

Oops. My link is actually to the recipe I created using Celeriac for the first time. It should be celeriac...not red banana. Sorry.

Jessie said...

Your niece sounds like quite the foodie! ;) I love pomegranate, so your sorbet looks wonderful, especially with summer coming.

Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

That sorbet sure looks yummy :)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I would love that sorbet! Nice job!

Anonymous said...

That looks really good! Lot's of links too to check out - happy Friday!

Beth Morey said...

That is one heavy duty ice cream maker. The Pom sorbet looks delicious!

As for me, I'm giving away a Elite membership, as well as hosting the blog's first ever yoga challenge. I'm committing to doing some form of yoga everyday for a week, and inviting everyone to come along, too. I hope people get some good stuff out of this.

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

ohhhh i love the sorbet, send her here when shes done at your house to make some for me ok? : )
i made some "ice cream" no ice cream maker required last year, it was so good.
yours looks amazing- HAPPY EASTER!!!!

Scott K said...

Loved making my wife a paella for her birthday dinner. Three different kinds of seafood and chorizo!

Alisa said...

Man, you are making me think I need to get my kitchen-loving niece out here this summer for some slave ... er, I mean kitchen training!

Anonymous said...

Aw, how cute! Pom sorbet sounds awesome!

Christina said...

Thank you guys I had a great time with my cousin! :)

Also a ton of links to check out this week and a great mixture of "firsts!" I love reading all of yours b/c it makes me realize how many things I HAVEN'T tried yet!