I was contacted not long ago by Ryan from POM Wonderful, who offered to send me a case of the company’s 100% pomegranate juice. Never one to turn down something delicious, (I’ve tasted – and really liked – POM in the past), I immediately responded in the affirmative. A week later, a box of chilled POM bottles was delivered to my door and I set to work brainstorming what tasty treats I could make featuring the sweet & tart juice.
I’ve been fixated on homemade tart frozen yogurt since churning the batch of basic vanilla, so I figured my first POM experiment might as well be a pomegranate flavored yogurt. Although my friend and fellow blogger Shannon beat me to it, (I love her addition of the chocolate chips!), I decided to go ahead and post my own version.
The pomegranate flavor infused into the yogurt comes from a homemade pomegranate syrup, which couldn’t be simpler to make as evidenced below. I find homemade frozen yogurt to be at its best consistency when served straight from the ice cream maker; but if timing dictates a trip to the freezer first, the yogurt softens up nicely if kept out out on the counter for a little while prior to serving.
Tart Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt
- 2 cups plain 0% fat Greek yogurt, (such as Fage)
- 1 cup plain 2% fat Greek yogurt, (such as Fage)
- 1/4 cup evaporated cane juice (or granulated sugar)
- 1/4 cup pomegranate syrup (recipe follows)
- In a large bowl, combine yogurts, evaporated cane juice, and pomegranate syrup. Stir until the evaporated cane juice is completely dissolved.
- Freeze according to ice cream maker manufacturer’s instructions.
- Serve immediately as soft serve, or spoon into a freezer-safe container and place in freezer until “ripened” (hardened).
- 2 cups 100% pomegranate juice, such as POM Wonderful
- 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- Combine pomegranate juice and maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
- Cook until the mixture has thickened slightly and has reduced to approximately 1/2 cup, about 1 hour.