It is a hot humid Saturday in June. Otherwise known as a little slice of heaven. Unfortunately, Mr. Marvelous vetoed my idea of grabbing shovel and digging a DIY infinity pool in the backyard (he’s practical, that one) to beat the heat. What is the perfect alternative and not nearly as destructive?

Homemade ice cream of course!

This recipe is straight from the pages of one of my favorite cookbooks, and includes only four simple ingredients.

No-Churn Pomegranate Ice Cream

2 pomegranates,

1 lime,

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar,

2 cups of heavy cream (don’t you dare use skim milk-indulge a little!)

Juice the pomegranates and the lime, straining the juices into a bowl. You will have approximately 3/4 cup of pomegranate juice. Reserve the pomegranate seeds for garnish.

Add the powdered sugar and whisk to dissolve.

Whisk in the cream and keep whisking until soft peaks form in the pale pink cream.

Spoon and smooth the ice cream into a rigid plastic container with a tight fitting lid and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Scatter with pomegranate seeds for garnish.

And there you have it, the perfect pink ice cream for a hot June day!
***Update****: I made this recipe a second time today using peaches and raspberries; I used 5 ripe peaches and about 1/2 cup of red raspberries. I put the fruit in a blender and decreased the sugar content to more like 3/4 cup because I had pretty ripe fruit. It was soooooo good!

14 Responses to Saturday Plans? Ice Cream of Course!

  1. Roeshel says:

    THAT LOOKS SOOOO GOOD! Perfect for muggy/hot summer. Definitely have to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Erin – Sounds wonderful! You are so right that we need to just treat ourselves sometimes. Life is so very short.

    Thanks for sharing.


  3. oh heavenly! Enjoy! Our ice cream season is slightly delayed as it has been so cold and rainy here in New England. Would you believe I made hot cocoa for the kids the other morning?!!

  4. Taryn says:

    Awesome- you don’t need an ice cream maker! I will do this. Could you use a different fruit? thanks!

  5. Erin says:

    Taryn, you could definitely use different fruit, especially something that is in season! I am going to try peach next. :)

  6. Pony Girl says:

    Wait, so did you make it? Did it turn out??
    Stay cool……!

  7. DANIELLE says:


  8. That looks delicious! Does the lime serve more of a purpose other than for flavor? Wondering if I can leave that one out..


  9. Erin says:

    Pony Girl-YES! SOOO GOOD! Everyone must try this!!

    Funky Junk Interiors- I am pretty sure it is just for flavor! ;)

  10. This sounds so good. I always see great recipes for ice-cream…but then they usually require an ice-cream maker. This is one recipe I want to try!

  11. Anonymous says:

    This is my first visit to your blog. I came over from The Lettered Cottage & will be coming back often.

    This recipe sounds heavenly! Pomegranate is not in season here in Texas. I am glad to hear that you feel other fruits will also work. I have peaches in the fridge right now & they’re going to be made into a wonderful bowl of ice cream tonight!!!

    Thanks again,
    Pat B.

  12. Brittney says:

    Oh wow, that looks DELICIOUS! GREAT recipe. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to try it!

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