Pomegranate Cooler – Cook With Renu

Pomegranate Cooler

I love pomegranate but the only thing that deters me is to remove the seeds and then enjoy. As a child my dad use to remove the seeds from pomegranate and I use to feast. I mean yes, literally feast. I remember my brother and sister saying if you want pomegranate to finish keep it in front of her…aaahhh I miss those days. But now that’s not the case I do not enjoy it as earlier.

Anyways coming back to my recipe, I had bought this pomegranate specially to prepare a slush after I saw it from one of my friends post on Facebook group. Though I did not make a slush but made whatever came to my mind on that day.  I did a mojito without alcohol and followed one step same from her recipe. I first pureed the pomegranate and then freezed it. I should have filtered it to remove the seeds, I did not do that as I think filtering juices removes the fibers and the health benefits of the fruit, but it was needed in this recipe. I then defrosted it for a couple of mins, and then started scraping the pomegranate puree so that I get that icy or slush like texture. Then in a glass I added some crushed mint, then the pomegranate ice, half a teaspoon of black salt and then finally sparkling water or soda. That’s it you are done. Enjoyed it thoroughly in this hot summer..

Pomegranate Cooler

 

Pomegranate Cooler

 

 

Pomegranate Cooler

 

Pomegranate Cooler

So here goes the recipe:

Ingredients 

 
Makes 2 glasses
  • 1 medium size Pomegranate
  • 1 Bottle of sparkling water (300 ml)
  • 7-8 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Himalayan Black Salt
Preparation 
    1. De-seed the pomegranate and blend it in a blender to make juice.
    2. In a strainer, strain the juice to remove the seeds aside.
    3. Freeze the juice.
    4. After the juice has frozen, remove it and let it defrost naturally for 4-5 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile take 2 glasses. Roughly chop the mint leaves. One can crush them in a motor and pestle, I simply tear it with my hand.
    6. Add the mint leaves in the glass.
    7. Scrap the frozen pomegranate juice and add it to the glasses as shown. 

 

 
  1. Fill the glass to more than half with the pomegranate Ice.
  2. Now add about 1/4 teaspoon of Himalayan Black Salt in each of the glasses.
  3. Now add the sparkling water and Enjoy.
 

 

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