Icy Pomegranate Juice

Aseer Rumman

Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Laila had this addictively refreshing juice in the fall of 2019 at the home of a lovely woman named Afaf in Jabaliya. The juice has delicious bits of pulp, but it can also be strained. Fresh squeezed pomegranate juice is also often mixed with orange juice, a street-stall classic.


  • 2 ripe pomegranates
  • 1 cup shaved ice
  • A few mint sprigs


Wash the pomegranates and slice in half. Using a handheld citrus reamer or an electric juicer twist the pomegranates to extract the juice and pulp.

Distribute the shaved ice and mint into small glasses, and pour the freshly squeezed juice on top.