Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pink Saturday - Buttermilk Pomegranate Sorbet

I am excited to be one of the Pink Saturday bloggers being featured today! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have a great summer recipe to share with you.

I received an email from POM Wonderful offering to send me some pomegranate juice. Who could pass up an offer for free juice? Thanks, POM Wonderful. Until a few months ago, I'd never had a pomegranate or pomegranate juice. If you enjoy flavored vodka, you'll like this Pomegranate Infused Vodka. When squash is plentiful in the Fall, give this Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato and Pomegranate Soup a try.

Having tried a cocktail and a main dish with pomegranates, I decided to try a dessert. I love the smooth and creamy texture of this sorbet. Using this recipe as a guide, I made Buttermilk Pomegranate Sorbet. The pomegrantes give it a nice tart flavor with just a hint of sweetness.

Pomegranate Sorbet
Makes approximately 7 cups

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
1 tablespoons lemon zest
2 cups buttermilk

Stir sugar, pomegranate juice and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Add buttermilk, stir until sugar is dissolved. Chill until cold, at least 4 hours. Process mixture in ice cream freezer, approximately 20 minutes. Transfer to contained with lid; freeze. (Can be made 3 days ahead.)

My notes on this recipe: I added about 1/4 cup of vodka to this recipe. I drizzled it into the mixture while it was freezing. You know how homemade ice cream can be hard to scoop? The alcohol keeps it from freezing too hard.

26 comments:

  1. My kind of sweet treat! Thank you for posting!

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  2. I love pom juice and usually drink it mixed with o.j. and soda water for a fizz! Thanks for sharing your recipes, the grilled chicken looks especially yummy!! Hope you have a wonderful pink week, congrats on the feature!

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  3. Oh that looks so lucious and cooling!!!! I think it would be perfect in this heat. Really pretty pink color.

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  4. Thank you for sharing your recipe! Enjoy your PS! Marcia

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  5. Now, that is one delicious pink treat!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  6. What a lovely delicate pink color. Looks refreshing and delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Blessings,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

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  7. It looks luscious! Can't wait to try the recipe.
    Woof,
    Niki

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  8. What a perfect choice for Pink Saturday. The recipe, however, would be wonderful for any day of the week. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  9. Happy PS I will try this recipe.Laura Q

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  10. Hi Julie and congratulations on being featured for Pink Saturday!! Oh, this looks so good, cool and refreshing on this hot summer's day!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. I would never try making this, but would certainly enjoy a dish. Nice post for pink day.

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  12. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY JULIE AND CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING FEATURED ON BEVERLY'S BLOG.
    THANK YOU FOR THE YUMMY RECIPE. IT IS A PALE SHADE OF PINK AND JUST WHAT I NEED ON THIS HOT DAY.
    HUGS AND SPECIAL BLESSINGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  13. Looks yummy and beautiful too. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  15. I can't wait to make your sorbet with my grandchildren!
    Happy Pink Saturday Julie!

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  16. That recipe sounds so nice! It looks delicious! I love the color!

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  17. That looks so refreshing and yummy. happy ps!

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  18. Looks wonderful!

    Looking forward to having you join us on the 20th for Summer Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  19. mmmm looks so good! sooo yummmy!

    I love it!

    xoxo

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  20. Congrats on being one of the featured bloggers!

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  21. Ohhhh my!!!!!!!!! Sounds wonderful, and it's so pretty. Happy Pinks..have a wonderful week.

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  22. Sounds so tasty and so easy to make.

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  23. Yumm ~ it looks delish! Thank you for sharing it with us. Happy pink week :0)

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  24. Looks yummy. We have a pomegranate tree. I'll have to try this recipe.

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  25. I recently made a pomegranate sorbet too! I really enjoyed it. I think the buttermilk twist would have been a nice addition to mine to temper the sweetness from the pomegranate.

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  26. Happy Pink Saturday, Julie. I hope you enjoyed being one of the featured blogs.

    I buy POM pomegranite juice, and this recipe for sorbet sounds delicious. I will try it - I think my family will love it.

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