I remember the first time I tried to remove all the seeds from a pomegranate. My clean white shirt was spotted with dark red specs all over it. Today, I actually know how to cut a pomegranate without all the mess, and it is just in three steps. When purchasing a pomegranate, look for glossy skin, make sure it does not look withered. Pick the pomegranate up, it should feel full and heavy, that is sign of a juicy pomegranate.
First, quarter the pomegranate.
Second, take a large bowl of water and submerge each quarter in the water. Use your fingers to separate the arils from pulp. This a bit time consuming, but well worth it. Repeat with the remaining three quarters.
Thirdly, pour your water and seed mixture through a sieve, and pick out any bad looking seeds, or pulp you missed.
Now you are ready to enjoy as is, or pop into a recipe. Nature's candy - yum yum :)
Check out this Aztec Hot Chocolate Ice Cream I made last year. It is to die for.