Here is a super simple, two-ingredient milkshake made with pomegranate juice and vanilla ice cream. It is tangy and delicious.
When I was growing up in India, my family would make milkshakes all the time. We made them with mango, pomegranate, chikku, sitafar (custard apple), and many others. I remember having them most often as a Saturday evening family treat.
We made our own pomegranate juice by lightly blending the pomegranate seeds (you just want to burst the arils), and then straining the juice out. Sometimes we used ice cream to make our milkshakes, other times we just froze milk and blended that up for a version that had more of a slushy texture.
Add pomegranate molasses to make it sweeter (about 1 tablespoon)
Consistency is important. This ratio gives you a nice thick, luxurious milkshake, but you can still sip it through a straw. Adjust to your liking. This ratio also gives you a great tangy pomegranate flavor that is not too milky.
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- ½ cup pomegranate juice
- Whipped cream optional
- Pomegranate arils for garnish
- Blend the vanilla ice cream and pomegranate juice.
- Pour in a glass, add whipped cream, and pomegranate arils.