Cherry and Pomegranate Sherbet is absolutely my favorite sherbet and I predict it will quickly become yours too! It is really delicious 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. It’s also quick and really easy to make!
I don’t generally think of ice cream type desserts this time of year, but even though it’s cold now in North Florida, this really is a perfect dessert. It would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, or really a wonderful ending for 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 Cherry Pomegranate Sherbet couldn’t have been any more perfect!
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. 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.
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 throughly 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!