Monday, April 19, 2010

Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet

A few weeks ago I got the new Giada at Home cookbook and was so excited to try out some new recipes.

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This weekend I tried her Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet and it was sooo good! If you have an ice cream maker you have to try this. And if you don't have one, run out and get one (I think you can get them for less than $30).

Pomegranate and Mint Sorbet:
-- 1 cup Mint Simple Syrup, recipe follows
-- 2 cups 100 percent pomegranate juice (recommended: Pom Wonderful)
-- 1 cup orange juice
-- 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
-- Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish
Special equipment: an ice cream maker
In a glass pitcher, combine the Mint Simple Syrup, pomegranate juice, and orange juice. Pour the pomegranate mixture in an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. During the last 10 minutes of freezing time, add the mini chocolate chips.
Scoop the sorbet into dessert bowls and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.
I have a Rival ice cream maker, and this only took 40 mins. After 30 mins I added the chips.
Mint Simple Syrup
-- 1 cup sugar
-- 1/2 cup water
-- 1 packed cup packed fresh mint leaves
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and mint leaves over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the syrup to cool for 20 minutes. Strain before using.

1 comment:

  1. i love pomegranate!! i was just thinking about getting out our ice cream maker.