Pomegranate Ice Cubes

Freeze any juice into cubes to boost hydration. If you like, you can choose a less acidic fruit such as mango or melon. Blitz in a blender to make a slushy or add ice cubes to a glass of coconut water –  soothing on the stomach and packed with electrolytes.

Serves: 4

Time: 5-20mins

Equipment

PARING KNIFE

MEDIUM SIZE BOWL

STRAINER

ICE CUBE TRAY

Ingredients

2 large pomegranates

Coconut water (or natural water)

Steps

TO JUICE

NO BLENDER METHOD: Juice the fruit by rolling it around on the counter and squishing the skin between your palms. Open a hole in the side of the fruit with a paring knife and squeeze out the red stuff over a mesh strainer + container.

 

BLENDER METHOD: Make a shallow slit at the top of the pomegranate where the stem is. Cut all the way around the top of the rind to create a shallow circle, then remove this top section to reveal the seeds.

Slice 3 shallow cuts down the outer rind, from the top of the fruit to the bottom. Pull the pomegranate apart to create three large sections. Submerge these in a bowl of cold water.

Break apart the pomegranate underneath the water with your hands, separating the seeds from the rind and pith. The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl. Discard the pith and strain the seeds.

Place your pomegranate seeds in a blender. Pulse a few times to release the juice but not enough to break the inner kernel or your juice will be cloudy! Strain juice over a fine mesh + container.

MAKING THE CUBES

Dilute the pure pomegranate juice as desired with some coconut or natural water.

Pour liquid carefully into an ice cube mold, freeze and enjoy anytime!

Storage Tip:

Keep a box or bag in your freezer for ready made ice cubes, so that you always have a stash at hand and a freed up ice cube tray.