Desserts, Vegan, Vegetarian

Poached Severed Ears and Blood Punch

Cooking method:

Ninja Zerostick Cookware
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total time: 18 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 5 people

Poached Severed Ears and Blood Punch

Enjoy a spooky dessert and drink combo with the rather gruesome Poached Severed Ears and Blood Punch. Perfect served hot or cold.

Utensils required


  • 10 dried pears (about 170g)
  • 500ml grape juice
  • 500ml pomegranate juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 blackcurrant tea bags
  • 1/4 tsp agar agar powder (not flakes)

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  • Step 1

    Start by turning your dried pears into ears. Using a paring knife slice off a little on one side of each pear to give the impression of an ear that has been cut away from the head. Next, use a 1/4 teaspoon measure and create dents, then curl over the outer edges of the pears. Be as creative as you like and use your own ears for inspiration!

  • Step 2

    Add the juices, vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and ginger to the pan and whisk with a silicone whisk. Submerge the blackcurrant tea bags in the mixture followed by your pear ears.

  • Step 3

    Place pan on a low heat and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes before removing from the heat and leaving to infuse for another 5 to 30 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Take 250ml (8.8fl oz) of liquid from the pan and reserve. Strain the liquid from the ‘ears’ and place onto a plate then transfer the punch to mugs if serving hot or glasses if serving cold.

  • Step 5

    Add the reserved liquid back to the pan and bring to a boil then add 1/4 tsp agar powder, whisk, and boil for 2 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Serve the ears with ice cream or on their own then drizzle the sauce over the and enjoy.