Pomegranate Dragon Fruit And Lychee Sorbet

by | Jan 21, 2012 | 15 comments

POM Sorbet

I love pomegranates. I hate peeling or prepping them. One of my kitchen pet peeves along with refilling oil from the can into the oil bottle and cutting a pumpkin. I only get to eat pomegranate when Nick painstakingly gets all the seeds out, red juice running down his hands. (I know there is an easier way to dissect and prep a pomegranate, I just need to google it.) So drinking POM works for me. The antioxidant powerhouse is now available in a lite version.


POM Lite Dragon fruit cocktail

I recently got sent some bottles of POM in their blackberry and dragon fruit versions. I used to devour dragon fruit back in Singapore like monkeys do bananas. It did not disappoint. The dragon fruit Lite POM is tart, tangy and just the right amount of sweet. I feel an obsession coming on. I have always only been a POM drinker. I have never cooked with it. The idea of a chilled dessert with these motley of tropical flavours appealed a lot. 
Pomegranate Dragon Fruit And Lychee Sorbet
One of my favourite cookbooks Apples For Jam by Tessa Kiros, has recipes sorted by colour. I knew I would find pomegranate under pink. Sure enough, she had a recipe for a pomegranate sorbet. So I adapted it with the dragon fruit pomegranate cocktail and freshly pitted and sliced lychees. Such a fancy looking, delightfully pink and fresh dessert it made. I could not think of anything better to ring in the year of the dragon than this dragon fruit sorbet. Gong Xi Fa Cai 2012!
Pomegranate Sorbet
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POM Sorbet



Pomegranate Dragon fruit And Lychee Sorbet

Adapted from Apples For Jam By Tessa Kiros. The tropical flavours of pomegranate, dragon fruit and lychee create a refreshing and tangy cocktail that is brilliant chilled for a BBQ or cocktail party.
Preparation Time -
45 minutes
Chilling Time -
6 hours
Serves - 6


1 and 3/4 cups Lite POM Dragonfruit cocktail
8 lychees, peeled pitted and sliced
juice of 1 lemon
120g caster sugar
pomegranate seeds to garnish


Put the lemon juice with the sugar and 3 tablespoons of the pomegranate juice in a saucepan. Heat over medium low heat, stirring till all sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool a bit. Add the remaining juice and mix well.
Whisk By Hand Method
Pour the mixture into a bowl or container that has a lid. Put the lid on and into the freezer. After an hour, give it a hard whisk by hand or electric mixer. Cover and put it back in the freezer, whisk again in a couple of hours and return to freezer. When the sorbet is quite firm, give it one final whisk and chill until set.
Whisk By Ice Cream Machine
Pour the juice in the bowl of an ice cream machine and churn following the manufacturer's instructions. Freeze in the freezer with a lid on until set (approximately 6 to 8 hours).
Garnish with pomegranate seeds before serving.


Note - POM Lite was sent to Cook Republic by Bang PR


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  1. Soma

    So refreshing! its winter but 70F here today 🙂 calling for something like this. I have that blue scoop.

  2. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    I think we all feel the same way about pomegranates... love eating them, hate working with them.

    This looks marvelous and, I'm sure for you, it is quite refreshing.

  3. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Mmm, fruity and refreshing! I love the food props too.

  4. beti

    what a delicious looking sorbet! very refreshing and sounds delicious

  5. Vijitha

    Oh that's so refreshing. I love sorbets and this one with my two favorite fruits makes me crave for a bowl. Gorgeous clicks Sneh!

  6. Culinary Collage

    This looks amazing and your pictures are lovely!

  7. Gaby

    I hate to prep them too! But IMO the flavour of the fresh fruit is worth the effort.

  8. Jennifer (Delicieux)

    This looks fantastic Sneh! So refreshing and perfect for summer. I love Pom, but haven't seen the dragon fruit version in stores. I will have to keep an eye out for it.

  9. Rosa

    What a divine combination! That heavenly sorbet is making me drool.



  10. Glamorous Glutton

    What a great idea for the year of the dragon. Beautiful photos! GG

  11. kankana

    Oh i have the same problem with pomegranate! Googled about easier way to deal with it and I am still dealing with it.

    This is just so refreshing and pretty looking and dragon is something I can never get tired of eating!

  12. Cakeboule

    Your photographs are truly an inspiration I just wish it was warm enough to want sorbet at present! However I am ever hopeful for the UK summer (which never happens!) and have pinned it so I can come back to it warmer times. Thanks!

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  14. Jocelyn

    This sounds delightful! Maybe I'm missing it, but at what point are the lychees incorporated? Thanks!

    • Sneh

      Jocelyn, I have fixed it now. Thanks!


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