Autumn is the best season to get pomegranate. From where I come from, this is the season when pomegranates are naturally ripe. They are juicy, sweet, and full of flavors.
It only takes 10 mins to make pomegranate juice at home. Anybody can do this, and it tastes so much better than the ones bought from the stores.
You don’t need a juicer or any fancy tools for this recipe. As long as you have a knife, a spoon, a simple blender and a strainer. This recipe can be done!
You can use any kind of pomegranate. Today, I am using these red ones. For each pomegranate, you can extract around 200ml(6.76oz) of juice.
How to Properly Hit the Pomegranate to Get the Seeds?
It takes a little bit of test and trial to fully understand how to properly hit the pomegranate so that the seeds will fall naturally.
This is not like hit a coconut when you have to give very sturdy hits. Here, The hitting sound is more crispy. It’s more like hit along with the gravity.
I suggest holding the second half of the spoon. As the round side of the spoon is more weighted, gravity will lead the hits so that you don’t have to sore your arm muscles.
Along with the hitting process, the seeds and pulps will go down. You can check in the middle to see where there need more hits. Generally, all the seeds and pulps will depart themselves from the skin.
The result is not going to be perfect. And it doesn’t have to be perfect. For the remaining few stubborn seeds, you can just pick them out by hand.
How to Juice a Pomegranate in 10 mins?
- 1 pomegranate (Each fruit is around 500g/1.1lb)
How to Take out all the Seeds or Pulp?
- Cut a square and take off the crown part of the fruit.
- You can see the lines that separate the pulp into different sections.
- Lightly cut along the line and leave around 2cm/0.78'' from the bottom (These lines are the indicators that show how the pulp are divided into different sections).
- Once all the lines are cut, simply pull apart the fruit.
- Take a big spoon and a big bowl. Hit every part of the pomegranate with the spoon (The step can get a bit messy).
- Most seeds will naturally fall. If there are a few stubborn seeds that stick on the peel, just hand-pick them out.
Blending & Filtering
- Put all the seeds and pulp into the blender.
- Pulse them a few times at low speed (Don't blend them for too long. Otherwise, the seeds will break apart, and later on, you will get a cloudy and foamy juice).
- Pull everything on a strainer and use the back of a spoon to push against the blended seeds and pulp.
- Use some strength here and extract as much juice as possible.
3 Ways to Enjoy the Juice
- You can enjoy the pomegranate juice directly, with some ice. This fresh juice is sweet and flavorful (For each pomegranate, I suggest adding 1 cup of water to moderate the taste because it can be too sweet for some people).
- Add 1-2 teaspoons of chia seed and let the juice sit in the fridge for 1 hour before enjoying it.
- Freeze some juice with the ice cube tray and make smoothies with these pomegranate ice cubes.
- Each pomegranate can extract around 200ml/6.70z of juice, which is enough for 1-2 servings.
- It takes 2-3 mins to filter out the seeds with the stainer. So, you need a bit patience for this step 🙂
- To make the drink more pretty, you can take off the foams before serving.
- The pomegranate juice can stay fresh for 24 hours in the fridge.