Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt


I wanted to make a homemade version of the Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt that you can buy at trendy chain frozen yogurt places.  Doesn’t it look delicious? Well, it was. It tastes like frozen yogurt should–like yogurt, not ice cream.

Recently, David Lebovitz wrote an article on unusual ice cream flavors in the Los Angeles Times Food Section. One of the three recipes he shared in the the article was for Tangy Frozen Lemon Yogurt. The secret to getting it tangy, he said, was to use citric acid. Citric acid is what make Sour Patch Kids “sour”.  I found it at my local health food store. I also saw some at the cake decorating store.

I used his recipe as a base, omitting the lemon juice and adding POM Wonderful Pomegrante Juice.  Frozen yogurt is easy to make. You just throw everything in a blender, give it a whirl, and then chill it in the refrigerator for a couple hours.

Pomegrante Frozen Yogurt

Adapted from David Lebovitz
  • 3 cups plain whole-milk yogurt, preferably Greek-style
  • 2 teaspoons chopped lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup POM Wonderful pomegranate  juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon citric acid, plus a sprinkle more, if desired
  • Pinch of salt

1. Puree the yogurt, lemon zest , pomegranate juice, sugar, nectar, citric acid and salt in a blender until smooth. Taste, and add a sprinkle more citric acid if you want it extra tangy.

2. Chill for one hour, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


27 thoughts on “Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

  1. I totally agree that frozen yogurt should taste like… well, yogurt! Thus, I’m a total pinkberry fiend.

    I’ve got to try this out…I had no idea that citric acid was the trick to get tanginess (I love sour). Great job!

  2. That looks fabulous! I have this book, and have found that some of his recipes are TOO rich for me. (shocking yes.. he he) But this one looks really refreshing. Will have to give it a go. You have a beautiful site!

  3. I think I’ve only had pomegranate (seeds?) once, in a salad at a trendy restaurant. I love the color of your frogurt, though, and I’m sure it tastes as good as it looks!

  4. I’m not sure citric acid would be safe at my house. The kids and I are fiends for sour candies! Seriously we don’t buy or touch the chocolate candies but the sour gummies, OH, YUM. Thanks for the tip!

    As usual stellar photo! 🙂 Running to check out your bagels.

  5. Mmm, pomegranate frozen yogurt sounds amazing–amazingly delicious and amazingly healthy. I can’t wait to try it. Plus, it looks gorgeous!

  6. SO thankful to find this. i live in atlanta, ga and we have Jujubee wich is a pinkberry copycat. i wanted to recreate the pomegranate and now i can ! SWEET! thanks

  7. Pomegranate is one of my favorite fruits and I am currently OBSESSED with froyo. So, put those two things together–oh man, I’m game. This sounds like a solid recipe as I liked that you mentioned the secret to making it tart is the citric acid. Love it! 🙂

    P.S. If there are any avid froyo lovers like me on the East Coast–a NEW shop is opening soon called CUPS frozen yogurt and they are giving away FREE yogurt from I think 1PM-10PM on Grand Opening day! Don’t quote me on this though– I just stumbled upon it at facebook.com/cupsfrozenyogurt But I’ll be there for sure!

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