As a passionate juice lover, I know a lot of us are eager to know how to make pomegranate juice at home. We all know that drinking fruit juice around this time than eating fruit provides a better experience and benefits.
Just like that, we prefer to drink pomegranate juice than eat it as a fruit with seeds. Moreover, making pomegranate juice is a lot easier than it seems. Thus, stick with me for a while to learn the easiest ways to make pomegranate juice.
Health Benefits of Pomegranate Fruit and Juice
Before we head for making some tasty juices of fresh pomegranates let us know how do pomegranates benefit our health.
Pomegranates are enriched with vitamins, fibers, minerals, and lots of health benefits. Further, the experts conducted that, this fruit can help prevent any inflammation, heart disease, tumors, and even cancers.
Moreover, this nutritious and delicious fruit is great enough to go with many foods and dishes. Therefore, you can enjoy this fruit as a tart, roll-up, molasses, juice, and even as a dressing ingredient in many dishes.
Nutritional Value of Pomegranates
- Vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and vitamin B9
- Folate aka folic acid
As you see, a serving of pomegranate consists of many nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.
Benefits of the Pomegranates
- Reduces fast aging.
- Decreases inflammation.
- Lowers blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
- Holds back the build-up of LDL (low-density cholesterol).
- Helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, diabetes, obesity, and other chronic illnesses.
- Greatly reduces the risk of tumors and cancers.
Suggestion: As pomegranates are high-fiber fruits, eating too much at once may get you gastrointestinal symptoms. Thus, you should drink a healthy amount of juice per day.
Guides on How to Make Pomegranate Juice!
As I said, most of us prefer to enjoy fresh juice extracted from fruits. Well, this way, we can avoid the seeds and fibers making our eating experience annoying. Also, the carbonated juice in stores cannot beat the organic taste of homemade fruit juice.
Moreover, it is worth the effort to taste and enjoy the juice of every delicious fruit that we consume regularly. If you have never drank pomegranate, I will suggest you do it ASAP!
Therefore, making juice out of fruits and vegetables is not that hard except for some exceptions (Banana, Avocado, and Cherry). Similarly, Pomegranate juice making is also quite simple and fast. In fact, with proper preparation, you can drink fresh cold juice within a minute.
So, here are the guidelines to make Pomegranate Juice without milk–
First, start by gathering the things you need right beside you in the kitchen to make the process simpler.
Things and Ingredients You Need to Juice Pomegranate
- Standard paring knife
- Bowls/cups, strainer, and a spatula
- Juicer blender or masticating blender
Therefore, you are now ready to juice some pomegranates for a delicious glass of juice!
Steps on How to Make Homemade Pomegranate Juice without milk
- Peel open and break the pomegranates using the knife and take out a cup or two seed pods. Pour the two bowls of arils inside the blender chamber or juicer’s feeding chute.
- Now, blend them arils at full speed till they turn all into mushy plumps. Or if you do want the seeds in the pods to stay intact, you can use the pulse blending. Therefore, you will pulse the arils for 10 seconds, stop, pulse again for 10 seconds, stop, and keep doing it till the seeds are separated from the arils.
- Now, pour the mushy pomegranate pulp into a bowl through a juicer or pulp strainer. Thereby, the strainer will get rid of all the pulps of seeds and only the juice will fall into the bowl. Also, use the spatula to press onto the pulps to hurry the process and get more juice.
- After you dripped all the juice from the pulps, pour the juice into the glasses. You can add sugar or ice to your juice per your taste preference and serve. Moreover, you can refrigerate extra juice for a week and drink it at leisure.
Pro Tips: If you use a masticating juicer, you will get pulp-free juice in the juicer container. No need for straining.
Easiest Way to Peel and Break Pomegranates – How to Deseed Pomegranates?
If you are finding it very strenuous peeling and breaking the pomegranate arils, you should first check this out.
Well, I know peeling pomegranates seem messy and time-consuming. But do not worry, I got the easiest and fastest way to peel off pomegranates.
- Wash the pomegranates and dry them with wiping towels. Now, take the paring knife and cut off the top crown along with the yellow portion skins without cutting the seeds.
- After cutting open the upper side, you will see veins like membranes. Following the membranes, lines make some superficial cuts on the peel.
- Now, if you pull the cut skins a bit, you will get a pomegranate looking like a flower.
- Then, hold the pomegranate upside down on top of a bowl. And, take a wooden spoon or spatula to beat the hell out of the pomegranates, ha-ha just kidding! You will hit the peels or the edible portion of the pomegranate to make the seeds fall out without any membranes or skins. Keep tapping the peel till all the arils fell off into the bowl.
- Finally, you have fresh and clean pomegranate seeds within 2 minutes. Therefore, you can eat the seeds right away. Or you can reserve some of the arils inside an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week without a hassle.
How to Make Pomegranate Milkshake at home? – Instructions with Steps
Of course, pomegranate juice is very delicious and refreshing, especially on summer afternoons. But there is something even more delicious and nutritious, that is a Pomegranate milkshake.
Besides, milkshakes are children’s favorite. My mom used to make pomegranate milkshakes for me, as I didn’t like drinking milk at all. However, I always asked for seconds of pomegranate milkshakes.
Further, the drink is very soothing to look at with vibrant pink with magenta hue color milkshake while giving off a sweet smell.
Some people say milk shouldn’t be got with pomegranates and that is wrong. But scientifically it is showers that, there is no such thing as pomegranate shake being not good, rather it’s great for health.
Previously, I acknowledged you of how to make pomegranate juice without milk. Now, I think it is high time you learn the recipe for a pomegranate milkshake.
Pomegranate Milkshake Recipe
We shall begin the process by first gathering the ingredients we require to make a delicious glass of pomegranate milkshake.
Ingredients You Need to Prepare for Pomegranate Milkshake
- 1 or 2 cups of pomegranate seeds (if you don’t know, you can follow my method to peel out the seeds in the fastest way)
- 2 cups of pasteurized chilled milk
- 2 tablespoons of sugar or 1 ½ tablespoon of honey (per se your taste)
- Ice (per your preference)
Instructions to make Pomegranate Milkshake with Steps
- Take a cup or two of pomegranate arils and pour them into the blender. Pulse for 10 seconds a few times till the seeds and juice are separated neatly. Make sure the seeds are not getting blended in the process or the taste will get ruined.
- Strain the juice from the pulped seeds.
- Again, pour the extracted juice inside the blender along with milk and honey. Now, blend them again until the mix looks nice and foamy.
- Take a glass and pour the milkshake out of the blender. You can add cherry or mint leaves on top as decoration. Thus, the pomegranate milkshake is ready for serving and drinking.
Advice: To get better nutritional benefits try to substitute sugar with honey.
How to Pick Fresh Pomegranates for Juicing?
My old granny has told me a pearl of traditional wisdom to pick fresh, ripe, and juicy pomegranates. Therefore, you need to be mindful of a few key points to be able to point out a perfectly ripe one easily.
- Take the pomegranate that weighs substantially hefty than it seems.
- In the case of unripe pomegranates, the skin should be smooth, firm, and free of blemishes.
- If you want to pick the ripe ones, the skin feels a bit soft yet rough.
- The color of a healthy and ripe pomegranate is darkish ruby red with golden brown pigmentation on the skin.
- Additionally, you can buy pomegranates from the farmers’ markets to find fresh and sweeter ones.
Pro Tips for Better Juicing Experience
If you make sure to prep the ingredients in advance, you will get a less messy outcome.
Although blending juice is moderately effective, the perfect way to make juice of pomegranates is pulsing. By doing the pulsing the arils moderately, the blender separates the seeds from the juice without grinding them. Therefore, the juice comes out sweeter without any bitterness.
Using masticating juicer will lessen half of your work on the juicing process.
Never follow the method of how to peel pomegranate inside a bowl of water. Although this method seems effective, it will make the seed pods get too much wet and rot faster. Inevitably, you will need to eat all of the arils as soon as possible. Furthermore, you will not be able to store the seeds for later as well.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Questions: How Can I Make Pomegranate Juice at Home?
Answer: You can simply deseed the pomegranate arils and blend them till they are all plump. Then, strain out the juice from the plump, and there you have homemade pomegranate juice.
Questions: What Will Happen If I Drink Pomegranate Juice Every day?
Answer: Unless you have acute diabetes, you need to avoid drinking juice every day. So, you should drink unsweetened pomegranate juice in moderation. Other than that, drinking pomegranate juice will significantly improve your health, metabolism, and sicknesses.
Questions: How Long Will Homemade Pomegranate Juice Last?
Answer: If you reserve a jug of fresh pomegranate juice in the refrigerator, it will last for 6 days. It is better if the jug is airtight and clean.
Questions: How Many Pomegranates Do I Need to Make a Glass of Juice?
Answer: You will get a half cup of juice from one pomegranate. So, you will need two or more pomegranates to make a glass of juice.
Questions: Who Should Not Drink Pomegranate Juice?
Answer: Everybody should drink pomegranate juice regularly. Well, if you get allergic reactions to pomegranate and its juice, you will need to avoid consuming it.
At this point, I assume you already learned all about how to make pomegranate juice and enjoying a fresh serve right now.
You know that Punica Granatum or pomegranates are superfruits with a high rate of nutritional value. If you still did not try a glass of pomegranate seed juice, I hope you will experience it right away. More than anything, I guarantee you will love this juice with or without milk or any additives.