It’s pomegranate season here and I love stocking up and using this beautiful fruit in new and fun ways. This time I made some lemonade pomegranate ice.
The name "pomegranate" comes from the French "pomme garnete" - meaning "seeded apple." I just love the crowns that seem fitting for this royal fruit. Pomegranates are loaded goodies. They’re high in vitamin C and potassium, a great source of fiber. Pomegranate juice is also a great form of antioxidants.
There are many articles and tips on how to seed a pomegranate. Since it’s messy and the juice stains, I like to seed mine in a bowl of water. Cut open the pomegranate and place it in a large bowl of water. The seeds separate from pith very easily by just pressing lightly with your fingers. The nice part is the pith (white part) floats to the top of the water making separating the seeds very easy.
The juice in the seeds is very tart. I don’t usually eat them plain. I like to use them as an accent in dishes, beverages and even as a facial scrub. You can see my pomegranate facial scrub post here.
Making this pomegranate lemonade ice couldn’t have been any easier. Simply fill an ice cube tray with lemonade and drop in some pomegranate seeds. Freeze and voila!
You can add the pomegranate lemonade ice to water, lemonade or any fruit beverage of your choice. How about ice tea?
This is so refreshing on a hot day. Sweet lemonade with little bursts of tart pomegranate juice in the seeds.
It’s so good, in fact, it was worthy of a little drink umbrella. If you like pomegranates but they aren’t always available, here’s a what I do. I freeze my seeds in little freezer containers. Then when I want to use some, I simply pull them out of the freezer and they’re ready to go.