Orange Pomegranate Sherbet
with a S.Pellegrino Splash



Spring time is the perfect season to start experimenting with fruit mixtures and ingredient concoctions. So when I received the POM Wonderful package, my mind went into overdrive. I only ended up utilizing it in two preparations.. the Raspberry Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze and this Orange Pomegranate Sherbet, but both were refreshing and enjoyable by all who tried them. I have been so impressed with all the recipes created using POM, it is healthy, full of antioxidants and a great juice to aid in digestion as well as being perfectly enjoyable on it's own. 

Growing up we lived in a pomegranate rich neighborhood and it was a common fruit to enjoy, but it hasn't been until recently that creativity has been unveiled in this gorgeous fruit. Just to add.. I would have made more dishes with this juice but my kids couldn't resist drinking them on their own! 

I used pomegranate and orange juice for the syrup base. I had intended on making sorbet but after reducing the two liquids the combination was too sweet. I decided instead of watering it down to add half and half till I achieved the sweetness desired. I don't know why, but it didn't curdle. It could have been the heating process that made it into a syrup, but when I took the chance and added the half and half to my base it was creamy and smooth. I cooled the mix in the refrigerator for a few hours and then processed it in my ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions. It froze up perfectly and made a wonderful sherbet. 

For parties, we often make a punch bowl with seven-up and scoops of rainbow sherbet. It looks lovely and tastes great! Although it makes a pretty perfect party beverage, it's still a tad too sweet for my liking so I opted to use my favorite sparkling water, S.Pellegrino. I have been drinking San Pellegrino's since I was a child and it made the perfect choice for a satisfying spring sherbet splash.

It has been beautiful here in the Valley, the weather has been a bit unstable and changing every other day, but with it has come colors so vibrant in the landscape and the perfume of lavender, rose and geraniums outside my windows. I hope you are enjoying the outdoors! 
Ciao and Buon Appetito!
Laurie

19 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so cheerful and perfect for spring! I love the color!

Sara said...

This is just gorgeous, what a great way to use POM! Love the flower pictures too.

Donna-FFW said...

Color is just gorgeous. I think this is a fantastic way to use the POM..

Proud Italian Cook said...

What a stunning photo Laurie! You're so creative! This looks and sounds wonderful!!

The Duo Dishes said...

You always comes up with great recipes. This is yet another tasty one.

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds very refreshing. I want to add a little vodka too :)

Your flower photos are gorgeous!
LL

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

I wasn't as quite creative with my POM juice, the sorbet looks amazing!

Now, I'll have to go buy some more!

Your pictures are beautiful!

RecipeGirl said...

Pellegrino poured over sherbet? Sounds perfect. Especially on one of those hot days that we had last week!! The flavors are wonderful!

Claudia said...

Oh how tasty! My favorite Peelogrino, Pom, sherbert... sounds llike spring!

Sue said...

Hi Laurie!
I have been studying your blog lately and it's really fabulous. I've left you an award on my blog. Keep up the great recipes and amazing pictures.

Vera said...

Gorgeous sherbet, Laurie!

Kim -@ the Paper Apron said...

San Pe (as it's supposedly referred to in Parisian cafes) is also my favorite sparkling water! It never occurred to me to try it in a recipe, but this is such a perfect idea- to cut the sweetness in a sherbet. Bravo!

YankeeSoaper said...

This looks so refreshing Laurie! What a great way to incorporate POM in a delicious dish. I just love your photos.

Sylvia said...

I love pomegranate , the sorbets loos fresh and delicious , and the adding of the water was bubble it, delicious and tempting{
The flowers are beautiful

Cynthia said...

I hope that you've left some for me :)

foodbin said...

nice flowers photo-not so lucky as you to enjoy such great outdoor.

Dave Jones said...

sounds great! snapshots are cool....so refreshing.

The Blonde Duck said...

We should share a pizza together then!

glamah16 said...

What a original and great use of POM.