Dark Sweet Cherry and Pomegranate Sherbet is my favorite sherbet, and I predict it will quickly become yours too! It is delicious, perfect as a light and refreshing summer dessert and not nearly as sweet as most ice creams or sherbets.
The tartness from the pomegranate juice puts it over the top as far as the taste. Dark Sweet Cherry and Pomegranate Sherbet is also quick and easy to make! But the best part is this luscious dessert clocks in at only 165 calories a serving! It’s a sherbet bonanza! So as they say, “you can have your dessert, and eat it too”!
I don’t think of ice cream type desserts this time of year, but even though it’s cold now in North Florida, this is a perfect dessert. It would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, or a wonderful ending to any meal. My husband’s daughter came over last night to give me a Pinterest lesson. (Yes, apparently I am the only person on the face of the earth that doesn’t know how to use Pinterest!) Anyway, I wanted to make something special for dessert that she would like, to thank her for everything, and this Dark Sweet Cherry and Pomegranate Sherbet couldn’t have been any more perfect!
In case you are wondering what the difference is between sherbet and sorbet, it’s only that sorbet doesn’t have any milk in it. If you like this recipe, check out my Easy No-Cook Meyer Lemon Ice Cream or my Easy Mixed Berry Sherbet recipes!
If you have an electric ice-cream maker, you won’t believe how easy it is to make. And, it only takes a few ingredients which are: frozen cherries, 100% pomegranate juice, sugar, a lemon, whole milk and heavy cream.
To make this scrumptious dessert, put the cherries, sugar, and pomegranate juice in a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for about 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Once the mixture is cool, put it in a blender and blend until it is smooth.
Add the milk, cream and lemon juice and blend until everything is thoroughly mixed.
Add the mixture to your ice-cream maker and process for about 25 minutes or until the mixture is frozen.
Transfer to an air-tight container and put in the freezer for at least 4 hours to firm the mixture up.
How easy it that? Serve and enjoy!