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Can I freeze pomegranate juice and re-use it?

jaykat Apr 3, 2008 05:55 PM

I needed 1 cup of pomegranate juice for a recipe. The smallest bottle I could find was 1 litre. So I now have some juice left over. I havent cooked the recipe yet (using it to marinate a chicken, with some honey, spices, garlic a la Paula Wolfert) so I dont know if I will make it again and need more pomegranate juice. In any case, I wont be needing the juice for a while. Can I freeze the juice, then defrost and use again as a marinade? Its a shame to waste the juice and then have to go out and buy another litre!

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  1. MMRuth RE: jaykat Apr 4, 2008 10:29 AM

    I don't see why not. And, if you do, let us know how it turns out when you go to use it again!

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      anzu RE: jaykat Apr 4, 2008 04:17 PM

      I get pomegranate juice from the farmer's market and freeze it all the time. I actually like eating it like this-- like a sorbet/slush, but I've also kept it in frozen form till I want to drink it, and that has worked as well.

      1. ccbweb RE: jaykat Apr 4, 2008 05:28 PM

        Absolutely. You can also add some sugar, reduce it and have your own Grenadine to use in cocktails or to add to gingerale or champagne. If you add enough sugar (I used a cup of sugar to two cups of juice) you can put it in the freezer and it will get quite viscous but not freeze solid so you can use it right from the freezer and keep it virtually indefinitely.

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