Pomegranate juice is bright, colorful, vibrant, refreshing and delicious fruit juice perfect for fall & summer. In fact, a cup of refreshing pomegranate juice is just so easy to make anytime when pomegranates are in season or when they are easily available in the market!
This homemade pomegranate juice is made without a juicer, so we use a blender to juice this colorful & delicious fruit easily.
They are usually in season around late fall time during the months of September, October and November but usually they are available through summer season as well in many places.
If you find it difficult to cut pomegranates and separate the seeds, you can use a pomegranate deseeder or do read this post on how to cut a pomegranate and remove pomegranate seeds easily to use in the recipe!
More About Pomegranates And Pomegranate Juice
Pomegranates are said to be very nutritions fruits with lots of healthy antioxidants in them.
They are deep vibrant red or pinkish red in color and the pomegranate seeds or arils are enclosed in the outer peel which is slightly thick.
You need to cut open the pomegranate fruit through the skin and separate the pomegranate arils to enjoy this delicious and refreshing fruit.
Pomegranate plants are easy to grow and though they kind of resemble trees while they are fully grown, they are actually shrubs.
It’s quite easy to grow pomegranates (they grow well in many places) and though they are mostly grown in farms they can be grown in our gardens too.
If you have never tasted pomegranates or pomegranate juice before, read my post to find more about pomegranate taste!
Pomegranates and pomegranate juice have so many health benefits and you can read about pomegranate health benefits here.
However, since we add a little sugar in this juice recipe, it may not be as healthy when you drink fresh juice without sugar.
If you are drinking pomegranate juice solely for the reason of it’s health benefits, it will be a good idea to skip the sugar or you may replace it with more healthy natural sweeteners like honey or pure fresh maple syrup or stevia.
Since fresh pomegranates are easily available during late fall, pomegranate juice also make great drinks for Thanksgiving holidays, Christmas dinners etc!
These make great party drinks and the best thing is that the lovely, natural, bright color of pomegranates & pomegranates juice catches anyone’s attention when served on the dinner table.
When you are hosting a party or when you have guests, pomegranate juice with a little added lemon flavor makes a delicious, refreshing drink that also looks great and colorful.
It is also the kind of fruit drink that is different from what you serve normally, which makes it even more unique and special.
If you are planning to serve the pomegranate juice for any party or guests, do try this out earlier to make sure you know how to make it when the time comes.
Also, since I have used water in the preparation of the juice, it’s a good idea to try it out early so you may adjust the amount of water to your preferences.
Other than lemon juice, another flavor that goes great with pomegranate juice is strawberry juice.
If you have strawberry juice or strawberry lemonade at home, you may mix a little of that with the pomegranate juice to make different flavors that taste great!
When you have fresh leftover pomegranates, why not make pomegranate juice?
Homemade pomegranate juice makes a great drink for anyone who loves refreshing fruit drinks that also tastes great!
Pomegranate juice is easy to make in a blender even if you do not have a juicer.
How does pomegranate juice taste like?
Pomegranate juice is sweet and slightly tart or tangy (sour) in taste when made following this recipe.
The pomegranate fruit itself is sweet and tart on its own and so the juice made using pomegranate will have the sweeteness and slight sourness too which is perfect.
In this recipe, we also use a little lemon juice and also sugar which will make the flavors more strong and more delicious!
Tips to make the perfect pomegranate juice in a blender
There are certain tips that you need to keep in mind when you make pomegranate juice using a blender.
Unlike many other fruits, the pomegranate fruit seeds are difficult to remove, as you probably know.
Also they can get really crushed while making the juice, leaving a bitter taste to the juice.
To avoid this, we only pulse the fruit for few seconds to make the juice.
This is very important step in making pomegranate juice in a blender, so it will taste refreshing & delicious and not bitter.
Also you will need to filter the prepared juice through a fine mesh strainer before serving, to remove the leftover seeds residue from the juice.
If you want fresh pomegranate juice with more strong flavor, you can even reduce the amount of water a little.
I have prepared this juice based on my preferences but you can adjust the amount of water based on your preferences!
Also I have added a little lemon juice to the pomegranate juice to make it even more delicious and refreshing.
If you have never tried adding lemon juice to pomegranate juice, do try adding this time, as it makes a great difference!
So here is how you can make this easy and delicious pomegranate juice at home using fresh pomegranates in a blender.
How to make pomegranate juice in a blender?
We use the following ingredients to make refreshing pomegranate juice.
pomegranate 1 cup (preferrably chilled in the refrigerator)
water 1 cup (chilled)
lemon juice 1 tablespoon
sugar 2 tablespoons (adjust to taste)
Step by step instructions
Add the pomegranate and water to a blender.
Pulse for few seconds (about 10 seconds) so the seeds won’t get blended.
Make sure not to blend or pulse for more time, since that will break down the seeds also causing to alter the taste of the juice.
Strain the contents through a fine mesh strainer.
(Discard the seed residue or you may save the leftovers from the seeds if you want to use it for something else).
Transfer the filtered juice to a glass cup.
Add sugar and lemon juice, stir well using a spoon until the sugar is dissolved well.
Add ice cubes if desired, serve immediately for best results!
You may also save the prepared juice in the refrigerator for later use, if you are not serving it right away.
You may double or triple the recipe (or more) if you wish and for even more longer storage, you can transfer the juice to ice cube trays and freeze for longer periods.
Other uses of pomegranates
Pomegranates seeds or arils are healthy, delicious fruits that you can enjoy anytime!
Once you remove the outer skin, the pomegranate arils inside are tiny, pinkish red fruits with seeds inside.
The pomegranate arils can be just eaten as it is for a healthy, delicious and refreshing snack.
Most of the times, I just like to enjoy them as they are.
The only tricky part is to cut the pomegranates which may get messy if you are not colorful, since the bright red color of the pomegranates can stain the clothes easily.
Luckily, we have an easy method to cut the pomegranates and separate the seeds easily without getting messy or we can use a good quality pomegranate deseeder to do the job (as I have mentioned early)!
Other than enjoying fresh pomegranate arils as they are, or making this delicious juice, you can add pomegranate in salads!
Pomegranate arils are added to salads to make it more delicious and also for garnishing purposes, since they look great with colorful, red pomegranates.
Also they are used in rice dishes like pulao, curd rice (Indian style yogurt rice) etc to make the rice more sweet, delicious and for garnishing.
Pomegranates & pomegranate juice are also used to make other refreshing drinks like pomegranate iced tea, cocktails and more!
More fresh fruit juice recipes for summer that you can easily make at home:
Below you can get the recipe & easy method for juicing pomegranates in a blender.
Pomegranate Juice, How To Juice Pomegranates In Blender
- 1 cup pomegranate preferrably chilled in the refrigerator
- 1 cup water chilled
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar adjust to taste
- Add the pomegranate and water to a blender.
- Pulse for few seconds (about 10 seconds) so the seeds won’t get blended.
- Make sure not to blend or pulse for more time, since that will break down the seeds also causing to alter the taste of the juice.
- Strain the contents through a fine mesh strainer.
- (Discard the seed residue or you may save the leftovers from the seeds if you want to use it for something else).
- Transfer the filtered juice to a glass cup.
- Add sugar and lemon juice, stir well using a spoon until the sugar is dissolved well.
- Add ice cubes if desired, serve immediately for best results!