Pomegranate and Blood Orange Sorbet

Sometimes I just need a ‘sugar fix.’ I don’t need the fat, and I don’t really crave the fat either. I take that back… I do crave donuts once in a while, but the thought of eating a donut and knowing how much fat is in there pretty much grosses me out at the moment. I don’t work as hard as I do at the gym just to be burning off calories had in a donut- so forget donuts. Instead, I think about sorbet. It’s so easy to make, and it’s so easy to play around with & create different flavors.

I purchased a Costco-sized bottle of POM juice on a whim and have been wanting to use it up. And since I picked up a bag of blood oranges at the Farmer’s Market the other day, I decided to combine the two and use them in a sorbet. My latest yummy sorbet experiment: Pomegranate and Blood Orange Sorbet.

Here’s the How-To:
Mix brown sugar with water & boil it down a little bit.
While that’s boiling down, squeeze the blood oranges. Make sure you don’t have any clothes on that you care about. Those oranges squirt out juice that stains pretty easily!! I needed about 4 large, juicy oranges to make 1 cup of juice.
Mix the water/sugar with pomegranate juice, blood orange juice, a little lemon juice and a tiny bit of cinnamon. Refrigerate this mixture overnight so it gets nice and cold. Pour it into your ice cream maker and let it do its thing. If you don’t have an ice cream maker… get one- it’s as simple as that. They’re super fun to have. I have the basic Cuisinart that they sell at Costco, and it’s just perfect.
When it gets nice and slushy and frozen, it’s done. Sneak a little taste before you put it into a container to freeze.
Though it’s loaded with sugar (the brown sugar and then the natural sugar in the juices), I feel a little bit better about eating this for a little treat than some sort of fat-and-sugar-laden baked good.
This sorbet is both tart and sweet- a small scoop is just right. We enjoyed these flavors very much. I was a little worried it wouldn’t be kid-friendly because it’s not sweet & creamy like ice cream, but my little guy absolutely loved it. Yay for sorbet!

This recipe can be found HERE.

37 Responses to “Pomegranate and Blood Orange Sorbet”

  1. postedMar 13, 2009 2:34 AM

    I am positive the was delicious and refreshing! Great job creating your sorbet!! Looks beautiful!

  2. postedMar 13, 2009 2:51 AM

    I’m always looking for new frozen treat recipes and this looks super tasty! Deffo going to try. 😀

  3. postedMar 13, 2009 4:40 AM

    delicious refreshing frozen treat! I love sorbet too

  4. postedMar 13, 2009 5:07 AM

    I’ve never made sorbet and just got a case of POM juice. I’ll have to give this a try!

  5. postedMar 13, 2009 5:56 AM

    That looks so tasty! I love the bright color!! What a refreshing treat!

  6. postedMar 13, 2009 6:57 AM

    That looks amazing!!!

  7. postedMar 13, 2009 5:58 AM

    that might be the most beautiful color i’ve ever seen. and it sounds delicious!

  8. postedMar 13, 2009 7:09 AM

    Looks fabulous! Going to have to give it a try sometime.

  9. postedMar 13, 2009 7:13 AM

    There isn’t one, single thing I dislike about this sorbet. From the ingredients to its fabulous color—this is recipe is being added to my collection!

  10. postedMar 13, 2009 6:16 AM

    I want that! STILL can’t track down blood oranges around here. Frustrating. That looks fabulous!

  11. postedMar 13, 2009 6:54 AM

    That also makes an excellent gelato! I had some once and I think I need to learn how to make it because I want some more! Now if only our grocery store would sell blood oranges…

  12. postedMar 13, 2009 7:48 AM

    oooh this looks refreshing! especially for us southern Californians … it was so beautiful yesterday!!

  13. postedMar 13, 2009 8:08 AM

    That’s so beautiful and sounds so refreshing and healthy!

  14. postedMar 13, 2009 8:16 AM

    Looks so simple to make! Gonna have to try sorbet when the weather finally gets warmer here. Yum!

  15. postedMar 13, 2009 8:20 AM

    Not only does it have a gorgeous color, but the recipe sounds delicious. Very refreshing!

  16. postedMar 13, 2009 8:27 AM

    A nice light treat. I never pass up sorbet.

  17. postedMar 13, 2009 8:43 AM

    Love the color. Have to try that!

  18. postedMar 13, 2009 9:55 AM

    Lovely! I cant ever seem to find blood oranges at the store anymore

  19. postedMar 13, 2009 10:18 AM

    This is such a gorgeous color and I love this combination. Blood oranges are all over the farmers market. I should try this!

  20. postedMar 13, 2009 1:22 PM

    that sorbet looks awesome! I like the deep colour.

  21. postedMar 13, 2009 2:16 PM

    I sooooo have to make this!

  22. postedMar 13, 2009 6:13 PM

    What awesome flavor combinations, and beautiful color, to boot. This sorbet looks like a great treat!

  23. postedMar 13, 2009 7:14 PM

    Two of my favorite flavors, it looks gorgeous! If it ever warms up here I’ll get the ice cream maker out 🙂

  24. postedMar 13, 2009 8:09 PM

    Yes, yeah!!!! for sorbet. Fantastic flavors you combined here!!!

  25. postedMar 14, 2009 3:29 AM

    Oh my, such a succulent combination!!

  26. postedMar 14, 2009 7:55 AM


  27. postedMar 14, 2009 8:45 AM

    That sorbet is a true thing of beauty! What a gorgeous color! I want to grab a spoon and dive right in.

  28. postedMar 14, 2009 9:03 AM

    This looks fabulous. I know that Torani makes both a sugar free and regular blood orange syrup. That might be an idea for those who can not find the real thing.You could combine it with regular OJ.

  29. postedMar 14, 2009 11:52 AM

    I’m gonna have to say your experiment looks like a resounding success. A great flavor combination.

  30. postedMar 14, 2009 11:43 AM

    Wonderful! I am the proud recipient of a case of Pom. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks Lori. Congrats on your weight loss, appreciate hearing all about your process, finding it very informative.

  31. postedMar 14, 2009 4:50 PM

    That sorbet looks amazing! I still have several bottles of POM left from my free case and this looks like a great way to put them to good use!!!

  32. postedMar 14, 2009 4:54 PM

    What a lovely way to showcase the flavors of pomegranates and blood oranges!

  33. postedMar 14, 2009 10:57 PM

    I cannot imagine a more refreshing and delectable dessert!

  34. postedMar 14, 2009 11:53 PM

    Ooh, I just love that deep color! So luxurious! (And no fat too! 🙂

  35. postedMar 15, 2009 7:21 AM

    I love sorbets, but I never thought of using brown sugar. I’ll have to try that. I’ve made blood orange sorbet, but the pomegranate juice sounds like a brilliant combo! Gorgeous color and photos!

  36. postedMar 15, 2009 6:55 PM

    The colour of this sorbet is stunning. I don’t even think red velvet cakes can match this colour!

  37. postedMar 16, 2009 3:11 PM

    Brown sugar instead of white is a good idea. Adds a deeper level of sweet.

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