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Saturday, January 8, 2011

POM Banana Ice Pops


I've always heard about the health benefits of Pomegranates and Pomegranate juice.  They have been popping up in all kinds of recipes lately, but somehow I never got around to trying it.  So when the nice people at POM Wonderful sent me a case of their 100% Pure Pomegranate Juice a few weeks ago, I finally got to put it to the test.  This is the first of (so far) three recipes I've made with POM and they have absolutely made a Pomegranate believer out of me!  Granted, straight from the bottle the unsweetened juice leaves much to be desired.  However, after turning it into a syrup, an ice pop, a sorbet a double chocolate brownie (that's right - a brownie!)  I have come to fully appreciate the healthy fruit.  In fact, I can see myself making these recipes over and over again.  

The first recipe I made was POM Banana Freeze, or Pomegranate Banana Ice Pops.  Being the first recipe I was making with POM, I prepared it exactly as it was written on POM's website.  The recipe was super simple and involved just four ingredients.  My formerly non-Pomegranate loving husband was completely won over with these ice pops and already wants me to make more.  


POM Banana Freeze (Ice Pops), from POM Wonderful
1 Cup POM Wonderful 100% Pure Pomegranate Juice
3 ripe bananas
1 batch simple syrup*
6 plastic cups**
6 plastic spoons

Simple Syrup* = boil 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 cup water together until sugar fully dissolves.  Cool to room temperature.

But Bananas in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth.  Add in the simple syrup and POM. Process until smooth**.  Divide mixture between the cups and place the cups in a plastic storage container.  Stretch plastic wrap across the top of the plastic storage container and insert plastic spoons through the wrap and into the ice pops.  Freeze until solid.  

**  The POM Website says to divide the mixture between just 4 cups, however, I think I may have food processed mine a bit too much because the mixture became frothy and airy.  This may have caused me to yield more of the mixture because mine created 6 servings, not 4. 

If you are not yet a Pomegranate lover, I suggest you try this recipe.  It will surely make a believer out of you!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Deeeelicious recipe!


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