I’m going to confess something up front — I’m not much of a pomegranate fan. I mean, I like the fruit well enough, but I am not terribly fond of pomegranate flavorings. Still, it’s an interesting flavor, and I figured it was worth seeing how it worked in an ice pop:
I decided to make these pops with lemonade, too, to soften the intensity of the 100% pomegranate juice. Plus, I figured for my first try at a pom pop, I should mix in something familiar.
If I’d been making this popscicle just for me or the kids, I probably would have mixed the pomegranate juice and the lemonade together. But that makes for boring photos, so I did a striped pop instead:
The neat color-fade effect on the middle pop was actually a mistake — the pomegranate juice in the first layer took much longer to freeze than other juices do, so I poured the lemonade layer too early and ended up with a hybrid layer. That turned out to be a good thing, because the mixed pomegranate/lemonade layer was much better tasting that the straight pomegranate one. The straight juice was strong and almost vinegary in flavor. It definitely need to be lightened with another kind of juice (or lemonade, as the case may be). Now I”m wondering how it would taste mixed with a mellow, sweet juice, like pineapple.