OK, maybe the easiest way to make pomegranate juice is going to the store and buy some, I’ll concede that.
But oh, it is pricey. A little 16 ounces bottle goes for over $4, easily. That’s a LOT of money.
So if you find pomegranates when they’re in season (and maybe on sale), you can make your own juice at a reasonable cost. It’s easy, quick and tastes so much better than store bought —
you have no idea how much better it actually tastes.
Personally, I really dig pomegranate juice.
I drink a glass every morning with my breakfast.
I love how tart it is that makes my mouth pucker just thinking about it.
Doctors say that one glass of pomegranate a day juice keeps the body in top-notch shape (rhyme intended).
It’s super high in important nutrients including vitamin K, potassium and a variety of antioxidants.
After getting my daily pomegranate juice fix I feel like I'm ready to face the challenges that life throws at me.
Bring it on life!
Now that I’ve learned to make it at home, I save so much money.
Think of it as making your own macchiato at home instead of going to Starbucks every morning.
We’re talking about 30 bucks a week; that much money.
Making pomegranate juice at home it’s easier than you think.
You don’t need any fancy equipment; a blender will do.
When I was a kid my mum would use a citrus juicer and would hold the pomegranate down and crush the arils to get juices to run out that way. It (kind of) worked, but resulted in super-huge mess. When she was finished it look liked we were set of a splatter movie, not a kitchen.
I’ve tried a several times to use a regular juicer to make pomegranate juice. You basically feed the arils in and it spins them around extracting the juice. To be honest, it doesn’t work that well.
Little-to-no juice comes out and it just wastes a lot of pomegranate goodness.
I’ve seen people using a heavy press; with very mixed results.
Moreover, who owns a heavy press?
This blender technique is instead foolproof, takes just a little of your time and yields great results.
The only struggle I have with making pomegranate juice is that every time I cut into one of these gorgeous fruits and before I get the arils out, I just stand in awe for a minute and try to think of yet another angle for photographing how beautiful those sweet, juicy ruby-purple arils are against the texture of the white flesh.
Basically, I forget what I was set to do in the first place...juice!
OK, I’m done. Pomegranate Juice. Love. Go.
Pomegranate Juice Print this recipe!
Makes about 3 cups of juice
3 pomegranates (should yield about 3 cups of arils)
1 cup water
Cut pomegranates in half using a sharp knife.
Hold the pomegranate half over a bowl and smack the rind with a large wooden spoon. The seeds will eject from the pomegranate directly into the bowl, leaving only a few more deeply embedded seeds to remove. You can run your fingers to get them out.
Place pomegranate arils and water in a blender and blend for 1 to 2 minutes.
Strain the juice using a strainer (or a sieve) lined with paper towel (or a cheesecloth) over a large bowl to catch the juice.
Leave a few minutes and then carefully squeeze the paper towel to collect as much juice as possible.
Keep pomegranate juice in a sealed container and drink within the next five days.