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How to make Pomegranate Juice

December 1, 2014
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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How to make Pomegranate Juice

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Sure, you can buy pomegranate juice from the store, but why would you when it is this easy to make your own!  Fresh and free of preservatives, you can make this in just a few minutes and use it in jellies,  juices and even cocktails!

All you need is fresh, local pomegranates and a few kitchen gadgets.

Let’s make some!

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Cut your pomegranates in half.

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Prepare a container of water and peel back the pomegranate to open it up a bit

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Submerge the pomegranate into the water and pull the skin from the arils.  You will be amazed at how easily it comes apart.

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Pick out the white membrane pieces

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Strain the arils

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Allow to drain and pick out any remaining membrane particles

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Put the arils into a baggie and remove all the air.  Using the flat end of a mallet, gently crush the pomegranate seeds making sure not to puncture the bag.  It doesn’t take much!

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

Cut a small opening in the corner of the bag and allow it to drain through the strainer

Fresh Pomegranate Juice: The easy way!

The result:  Clean, fresh pomegranate juice.  Nothing better.

 

Pomegranate Juice

CA Grown
Nothing but fresh pomegranate juice straight from the source
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 2-4 whole pomegranate

Instructions
 

  • Cut the pomegranates in half and submerge in a bowl of water. Peel back the white membrane of the pomegranate while submerged under water to release all the arils (seeds) of the pomegranates
  • Remove all the white membrane from the water and strain the arils through a sieve
  • Place the drained arils into a large plastic baggie and using a mallet, crush the arils to replase the juice. Cut a small corner of the bag and run the juice one more time through the sieve

Notes

Store in the fridge for up to a week!
Keyword pomegranate

 

Need ideas to use fresh pomegranate juice?  

Pomegranate Moscow Mule. A great holiday cocktail!

Use it in our Pomegranate Moscow Mule!

 

Grenadine Recipe

Make your own grenadine  with it for cocktails and Shirley Temples!

 

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