Saturday, June 4, 2011

Recipe: Rhubarb Sorbet

I usually make a dessert to go with our Friday night supper - it's become a bit of a ritual in our house. Pairing that with our effort to eat more seasonally, I decided to use what was available to us this time of year and that I had on hand already. The answer? Rhubarb!

We recently bought an ice cream maker, and so I began to think about making a rhubarb sorbet. The original recipe came from here, but I opted to make it without the refined sugar and alcohol. If you don't have an ice cream maker you could opt to pour the mixture into popsicle molds or by freezing it in a container and stirring it regularly as it freezes. You won't get the same consistency as you do with an ice cream maker, but it will still taste wonderful!


Rhubarb Sorbet 
3 cups rhubarb, chopped
1 1/4 cup water
3/4 cup honey
1-2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 Tblsp fresh lemon juice

In a medium sauce pan, combine the rhubarb, water, ginger and lemon juice. Bring to a low simmer and cook until rhubarb is completely soft, about 5-10 minutes. Puree the rhubarb mixture using either an immersion blender, food processor or upright blender. Stir in the honey. Chill the puree in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until cool but not frozen. Process the rhubarb puree according to the directions on your ice cream maker, about 25-30 minutes or pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Make sure you start this well in advance of supper in order to ensure it's ready for dessert!

Linked to Sugar Free Sunday, Savory Sunday, Weekend Gourmet, Monday Mania, MMMM, Meatless Monday, Another Meatless Monday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Mouthwatering Mondays. Hearth and Soul, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Beauty & Bedlam Tasty Tuesday, Grain-free Tuesday, Tea Party Tuesday, Real Food Weekly, Real Food Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, These Chicks Cooked, What's Cooking Wednesday, Whipped up Wednesday, Gluten-Free Wednesday, Whatcha Making Wednesday, Food Thursday, Pennywise Platter Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Food Trip Fridays, Fun With Food Fridays, and Follow Me Home Friday,

22 comments:

Eryn said...

Happy to find your blog on Sugar Free Sundays...I love rhubarb desserts!

Also, I'm reading through your recommended reading on growing your own food. My husband and I have just seen fruits from our second year of gardening and I'm always wanting to learn more!

Shanon Hilton said...

Me too! Rhubarb is wonderful. I'm looking at trying a rhubarb beverage next! Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sonia said...

Rhubarb has been on my list of *must-try* fruits(?) for a while now! Aww... it's so cute that two rhubarb lovers found each others blogs on Sugar Free Sunday! :) Now this is a reminder for me to go look for it this week! There is something about the name "Rhubarb" which makes me think of something super fragrant like a flower... Thanks for bringing this lovely dessert to Sugar Free Sunday! :)

cheartstrings said...

That looks delicious and refreshing. I cannot wait to give this a try.

Sara said...

That looks really great! I can't wait to try it. Rhubarb is so versatile.

Just Jaime said...

Looks tasty!

Amanda-The Sweet Details said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know about my blog hop: Savory Sunday! It's open now, for a few more days and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared one of your recipes!! Have a great day!!

shopannies said...

I have always loved rhubarb and this looks might tasy what a great summer time snack come see me at http://shopannies.blogpsot.com

withoutadornment said...

I love rhubarb and I'm always looking for new recipes. I don't own an ice cream maker but I want to try this anyways!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I love this..so yummy! You should link this up to tea party tuesday. http://sweetology101.blogspot.com/2011/06/tea-party-tuesday-link-up-2-elegant.html

Eileen B said...

Thanks for this recipe! I think rhubarb in sorbet would be great, so I look forward to trying it.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

What an interesting idea. I have actually never tasted rhubarb but I would love to try your sorbet. I wanted to invite you to come over and share your recipe at These Chicks Cooked Recipe Spotlight today. Have a great day :)
Katie

Chef in Training said...

YUM! this looks great! and so perfect for a hot summer day! I found your blog through a link party and i LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow my blog too! Thanks!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

This sounds like a refreshing and healthful desserts! I definitely will give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

Amy
http://utry.it

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

Looks like a winner! I have been looking for healthy recipes to make in my ice cream maker too! thanks!

Cheerful said...

sounds delicious and i'm getting more interested with rhubarb...have a great weekend! :)

Maricel said...

I've never tasted rhubarb ever. I wonder how it tastes like. Color looks good though.

Visiting from FTF! Here's mine: Chooks To Go - Rustan's Gateway

purethoughts said...

looks yummy. have not tried that before. please come visit me at http://www.eatdrinkblog.info/dinner-at-mc-donalds/

i added this blog into blogroll. :)

The 21st Century Housewife© said...

I've just bought an ice cream making attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer and this is a beautiful recipe to break it in with! My husband and I love rhubarb (sadly my son is less keen!) and this would make a perfect dessert for us. It's so pretty, i'd serve it at a dinner party. Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

Emily said...

So refreshing! I saw you on melt in your mouth Monday... Wanted to invite you to come on over to my tasty Tuesday link party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/authentic-fried-rice-tasty-tuesday-link.html

Sara said...

Made this over the weekend and loved it!! Posted it on my blog today with a link back here. Thanks for the great recipe!

vintagemom said...

Hi! I blog about allergy-friendly food over at Allergy Free Vintage Cookery, and I’m putting together a fantasy-menu post featuring birthday party foods. I’d love to include your rhubarb sorbet… just wanted to ask for permission to use your photo. I’ll definitely include a link back to your site and a big credit to you! Drop me a note when you get a chance… I’m hoping to publish the post Sunday morning. Thanks! Lisa