Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

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Christina Ross
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I was contacted not long ago by Ryan from POM Wonderful, who offered to send me a case of the company’s 100% pomegranate juice. Never one to turn down something delicious, (I’ve tasted – and really liked – POM in the past), I immediately responded in the affirmative. A week later, a box of chilled POM bottles was delivered to my door and I set to work brainstorming what tasty treats I could make featuring the sweet & tart juice.

Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

I’ve been fixated on homemade tart frozen yogurt since churning the batch of basic vanilla, so I figured my first POM experiment might as well be a pomegranate flavored yogurt. Although my friend and fellow blogger Shannon beat me to it, (I love her addition of the chocolate chips!), I decided to go ahead and post my own version.

Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

The pomegranate flavor infused into the yogurt comes from a homemade pomegranate syrup, which couldn’t be simpler to make as evidenced below.  I find homemade frozen yogurt to be at its best consistency when served straight from the ice cream maker; but if timing dictates a trip to the freezer first, the yogurt softens up nicely if kept out out on the counter for a little while prior to serving.

Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt
Name:Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt
Cuisine:Fusion
Prep Time:15 minutes
Cooking Time:0 minutes (no cooking required)
Total Time:6 hours (including freezing time)
Servings:4 servings
Yield:1 quart (1 liter)

Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain 0% fat Greek yogurt, (such as Fage)
  • 1 cup plain 2% fat Greek yogurt, (such as Fage)
  • 1/4 cup evaporated cane juice (or granulated sugar)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate syrup (recipe follows)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine yogurts, evaporated cane juice, and pomegranate syrup. Stir until the evaporated cane juice is completely dissolved.
  2. Freeze according to ice cream maker manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Serve immediately as soft serve, or spoon into a freezer-safe container and place in freezer until “ripened” (hardened).

Pomegranate Syrup

Ingredients

  • 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice, such as POM Wonderful
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup

Directions

  1. Combine pomegranate juice and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook until the mixture has thickened slightly and has reduced to approximately 1/2 cup, about 1 hour.

Instructions

1. Extract the Pomegranate Juice

  • Start by extracting the fresh pomegranate juice. Cut the pomegranates in half and gently squeeze the juice out using a citrus juicer or by manually pressing and rolling the seeds against a sieve. Discard any solids, leaving you with pure pomegranate juice.

2. Mix the Yogurt and Sugar

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the Greek yogurt and granulated sugar. Stir well until the sugar is completely dissolved into the yogurt. You can adjust the amount of sugar to your desired level of sweetness.

3. Add Pomegranate Juice

  • Pour the fresh pomegranate juice into the yogurt mixture. Stir until the yogurt and pomegranate juice are fully combined. The mixture will have a beautiful, pinkish hue.

4. Flavor with Vanilla and Lemon Zest (optional)

  • For an extra layer of flavor, add the vanilla extract to the mixture. If you want a subtle citrusy twist, grate the zest of one lemon into the mixture and mix well.

5. Freeze the Mixture

  • Pour the yogurt and pomegranate mixture into a freezer-safe container. Make sure it’s spread evenly.

6. Freeze Until Firm

  • Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap and place it in the freezer. Let it freeze for about 4-6 hours or until it’s firm.

7. Serve and Garnish

  • When the Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt is ready, scoop it into bowls or cones. Top it with fresh pomegranate arils and a few mint leaves for an extra burst of flavor and a touch of elegance.

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 120 calories per serving
  • Total Fat: 4 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 grams
  • Cholesterol: 15 milligrams
  • Sodium: 30 milligrams
  • Total Carbohydrates: 15 grams
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 grams
  • Sugars: 12 grams
  • Protein: 6 grams

Please note that these are approximate values and can vary based on the specific brands of ingredients used and any modifications to the recipe.

Frozen yogurt is generally lower in fat and calories compared to ice cream, making it a healthier dessert option. Enjoy your Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt in moderation as part of a balanced diet!

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