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    Learn how to make pomegranate juice at home quickly and easily for a healthy drink, or use it in your favorite recipes. So easy and so delicious!

    pomegranate juice in a glass with straw

    Pomegranate juice is so flavorful and tastes delicious, but it can be so expensive to buy in stores. Luckily it’s easy to make a batch at home, so grab your blender! This is hands down the easiest and best pomegranate juice recipe.

    Wonderfully sweet, with a touch of tanginess, this natural juice is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

    For more healthy drinks, be sure to check out my Green Smoothie!

    Why make your own pomegranate juice?

    • Budget-friendly: It’s so much kinder on your wallet to make real pomegranate juice at home, and it’s so simple and quick!
    • Natural ingredients: There’s nothing but pomegranate seeds in this juice, no sweeteners or preservatives needed!
    • Healthy: Loaded with vitamin C, K, and E, pomegranate is also a great source of folate and potassium. Not to mention all those antioxidants.

    Tools you need

    These are the tools you need for juicing a pomegranate:

    • Pomegranate arils
    • Blender
    • Fine mesh strainer
    • Large bowl
    • Wooden spoon
    • Glass
    pomegranate seeds in a white bowl

    How to make pomegranate juice

    Follow my easy steps for how to juice a pomegranate:

    • Place pomegranate seeds in a blender
    • Pulse and blend the seeds a few times until they break apart and release their juice.
    • Using a mesh strainer, pour the pomegranate liquid into the strainer over a bowl.
    • Use the back of a spoon to gently push against the pomegranate pulp and extract as much juice as possible. The pulp should be relatively dry when you have extracted all the juice.
    • Chill and serve cold.
    process images of making pomegranate juice at home

    Can you use frozen pomegranate seeds?

    You can either make this juice starting with a whole pomegranate and removing the seeds, or, buy the seeds from the store either chilled or frozen. It’s pretty simple to remove the seeds from a pomegranate, but make it easier on yourself by buying the arils ready to use.

    How much juice does one pomegranate make?

    One pomegranate will yield around half a cup of juice, so when using a fresh pomegranate, this method for juicing a pomegranate is definitely budget-friendly compared to buying it in the store.

    juice from pomegranate seeds in a glass

    How long does it keep?

    The fresh pomegranate juice will keep well, in a sealable bottle or jar, for around 5 days in the fridge. You can also freeze the juice for up to a year. If freezing, be sure to leave room in the container to allow it to expand.

    What do you use it in?

    This pomegranate juice can easily be enjoyed by itself, but it does have quite a strong flavor. I like to dilute it with some seltzer or soda, and sometimes I add some fresh lemon juice. It’s also great to add to smoothies, salad dressings, to make a grenadine syrup, pomegranate molasses, or even add to a winter sangria or cocktail.

    Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

    • Reduces inflammation because it has very high levels of antioxidants
    • Helps build immunity since it is rich in potassium, vitamin C, and E.
    • Pomegranates are sodium-free.
    • It’s a great source of fiber.
    • It’s low in calories.
    image from top of pomegranate juice in glass

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • If using a fresh pomegranate, make sure that it is ripe for the best flavor. It should be heavy for its size and firm to the touch.
    • I used a high-speed blender, but a medium-speed blender will do the job well. You could also use a juicer.
    • Use a double mesh strainer if you have one to decrease the amount of pulp in the pomegranate juice.
    • Use an apron when making the juice because pomegranate juice stains.
    close up image of juiced pomegranate arils in a glass

    More Kitchen How To’s

    How to Make Pomegranate Juice

    Learn how to make pomegranate juice at home quickly and easily for a healthy drink, or use in your favorite recipes. So easy and so delicious!
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 1 serving (1/2 cup)
    Calories 234kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    • Pomegranate seeds
    • Blender
    • Mesh strainer
    • Spoon

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Place pomegranate seeds in a blender
    • Pulse the seeds a few times until they break apart and release their juice.
    • Using a mesh strainer, strain pomegranate liquid into a bowl.
    • Use the back of a spoon to gently push against the pomegranate pulp and extract as much juice as possible. The pomegranate pulp should be relatively dry when you have extracted all the juice.
    • Chill and serve cold.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • If using a fresh pomegranate, make sure that it is ripe for the best flavor. It should be heavy for it’s size and firm to the touch.
    • I used a high speed blender, but a medium speed blender will do the job well.
    • Use a double mesh strainer if you have one to decrease the amount of pulp in the juice.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 666mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Drinks
    Cuisine American
    Keyword how to make pomegranate juice, pomegranate juice recipe
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