Monday, February 14, 2011

Pomegranate Ice cream

Valentine's day is for flowers and cakes and ice cream. I prepared Gulabjamun and Turkey biryani as a special treat for hubby. As I have posted the recipes for above earlier, I thought of giving out some healthy as well as a romantic post during this day. How about some sparkling ruby red pomegranates in your ice cream? Here is an ice cream made of pomegranate. Enjoy! Happy Valentine's day!

Pomegranate fruit split open. Always buy pomegranates that weigh heavy.

The pomegranate juice is extracted now.

Pomegranate ice cream before freezing.

Pomegranate ice cream.

Ingredients:
pomegranate - 2 (big)
sugar - 2 tbsp
condensed milk (sweetened 14 oz can) - 1 1/4 can
whipped topping (8 oz pack) - 2
rose essence - 3 drops

Method:
Wash the pomegranate. Slit it and open. Carefully gather the plump seeds in a bowl. Keep a handful of them aside for garnishing. Apply 2 tbsp sugar and squeeze the juice out of it by hand. Don't use mixer or blender, as it will grind the hard seeds also. Remove the seeds. If necessary apply a tsp of sugar to the left over seeds and extract as much juice as possible.
We may need a cup of pomegranate juice.

In a mixing bowl add the condensed milk, rose essence, 3/4 of the juice and fold in the whipped topping. Transfer to a lidded container suitable for freezing.
Add the left over pomegranate juice little by little to give a swirl effect. Keep frozen for nearly 4 hours.
Garnish with some un-squeezed pomegranate before serving.

Pomegranate ice cream is ready!

Serving suggestions:
Makes nearly 15 big scoops.
This ice cream will be very fluffy and easy to handle.

Note:
1 large scoop will be less than 100 K cal.
We can use bottled pomegranate juice also, but I will recommend the freshly squeezed ones only to get the fluffy ice cream.
The hard seeds that we get (after extracting the juice) can be dried and used in cooking.
The hard skin of the pomegranate can be dried and powdered for medicinal purposes.
I formulated this pomegranate ice cream recipe after some iterations.
In USA the season for pomegranates is during October November and December.

26 comments:

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely flavour looks delicious

divya said...

OMG...Simply amazing and soo tempting.. Happy Valentine's day!

Nostalgia said...

Awesome! I think you are right on target having pomegranate a an ingredient in your recipe today. Happy Valentine's Day!

aipi said...

I know pomegranate is really good for you. The juice is a regular in our house but never really thought of using it in ice cream..i think it will work really well..

Happy V day to you n your loved ones :)

US Masala

Sangi said...

delicious ice cream.. love to try pomegranate flavors in ice cream..

Now Serving said...

Looks SOOO delicious! Love the fruit and love the idea - Happy Valentine's Day :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy and yummy ice cream...loved it.

Swathi said...

Pomegranate ice cream looks delicious Viki, it one of healthy fruit.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely ice cream dear. Also, Looks yummy and delocious.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Padma said...

Delicious Icecream :)

Suman Singh said...

Pomegranate Ice cream looks so rich, creamy and delicious..perfet dessert for the occasion..
Happy Valentine's Day!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
love the icecream.... looks too good...

Chitra said...

U r gr8 to make pomegrante icecream. i too made vanilla icecream with milk. next time i shud try with condensed milk like u..:)thnx for the recipe.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow its looks divinely awesone..

Priya said...

Completelu a delicious and yummy icecream to try out soon...superb Viki..Happy V day..

Sunanda said...

such a drool worthy and tempting ice cream.. Happy valentines day..

Sushma Mallya said...

Now this is something very unique,looks really nice...

Nandini said...

I'd love to taste this new-flavoured ice cream. It looks very nice!

Sandra said...

Wow!!! Sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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Ambreen said...

This sounds wonderful...simple to make and so delicious. Viki, great job!

Padhu said...

Absolutely delicious!
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Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious and healthy treat,yum yum.

Jisha said...

delicious ice cream ...made me drool...

Tina said...

So colourful n creamy...loved it.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! Ice cream with pomegranate looks lovely, melt in the mouth ice cream.

ila said...

Viki...
Nice color and flavour....
amazing :)