A few weeks ago the folks over at POM Wonderful contacted me about whether or not I would like to try some of their product. I debated on whether or not I wanted to accept free product from a company - even if they didn't explicitly ask me for a review - and eventually came to the decision that I would never post a false review about anything, good or bad, and I always disclose if I received the product gratis.
Which I did.
So, no harm no foul - right?
And since I'm sure pretty much everyone on the planet has had pomegranate juice at this point and POM Wonderful is essentially the only national commercial producer of pomegranate juice, we all know it's pretty damn good.
It tastes good, it's rumored to be the holy grail of antioxidants, and with any luck the consumption of internationally grown pomegranates will help alleviate poverty in the Middle East.(POM Wonderful only uses domestically grown pomegranates, however.)
All that is well and good, but I'm more interested in pairing the juice with pureed pineapple and taking a tropical vacation in my mouth during this cold and dreary December.
That tropical feeling from my week-long trip to Florida didn't last long once I started to freeze in NC this morning. I may want nothing more than a cup of hot chocolate and warm, fuzzy blanket - but that doesn't mean I'm not going to hop into a stinging-hot bathtub full of water and down a bowl of this frozen awesomeness with coconut-scented candles burning in the background.
Come to think of it - that's an outstanding idea.
Yields approximately 9 ½ cup servings
16 oz. 100% pomegranate juice
20 oz. canned pineapple in juice, puréed
Mix together pomegranate juice and puréed pineapple, freeze according to the direction on your ice cream maker. Alternatively, freeze mixture in ice cube trays and blend frozen cubes in blender to make a granita-like texture. Feel free to garnish with fresh pomegranate seeds.
This is a nutritional estimate, regard it as such.
1 serving = ½ cup or 1/9th of recipe
16 g carbohydrates
0 g fat
0 g protein