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Recipe for Rhubarb Sorbet

Recipe for Rhubarb Sorbet

I am sorry if you are sick of my rhubarb posts. I promise I will get off my kick soon! I just made rhubarb sorbet though and it is out of this world good! I had no idea it would be so tasty. I am still kind of surprised!

I used a recipe I saw on Simply Recipes. It was really easy. The only not so fun part was straining the rhubarb. It just took some time, but really nothing to complain about. I chilled the base overnight and churned it up the next day in our Cuisinart dream machine.

The results were incredible! The sorbet was SO creamy. It tasted more like gelato than sorbet, but without any cream! I was hoping for a deeper red color, but oh well, I am partial to pink anyways. The rhubarb flavor was perfect too, not too sweet, just right! I loved the kick from the orange zest too!

This is one of my new favorite treats. It’s very light, refreshing, and perfect for a hot day! I am sure it would be a hit at a Memorial Day BBQ, so try it and impress your friends and family. Happy Holiday weekend everyone! I LOVE long weekends!

Rhubarb Sorbet
Recipe from Garrett McCord of Vanilla Garlic
Saw on Simply Recipes

(Printable Recipe)

3 1/2 cups of chopped fresh rhubarb (4-5 stalks)
2 1/2 cups of water

1 2/3 cups of sugar

1/4 teaspoon of salt

2 teaspoons of orange zest
2 tablespoons of corn syrup

Place chopped rhubarb, sugar, water, salt, and orange zest in a large saucepan. Stir it all up. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover it and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. The rhubarb will get tender and start to dissolve if you stir it. It will smell good too:)

Cool the rhubarb mixture for about 10 minutes. Purée in a blender or food processor until smooth. You will need to do this in a couple of batches. It will get a little messy, but that is fun, right? Press through a fine mesh strainer to get rid of the pulp. Stir in the corn syrup. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. I let mine chill overnight.

Process in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The sorbet will be soft and creamy! Put in a container and freeze.

Makes about one quart.

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80 Responses to “Recipe for Rhubarb Sorbet”

  1. April — May 22, 2009 @ 5:49 am

    Another great recipe!! Looks so good!

  2. Jen — May 22, 2009 @ 5:52 am

    Wow – this looks delicious! Fresh rhubarb is so wonderful!

  3. stephchows — May 22, 2009 @ 6:08 am

    You had me at “more like gelato” YUM!!!!!

  4. Risa — May 22, 2009 @ 6:13 am

    Looks delicious. This is a very unique recipe that I have never heard of and never would have thought of.

  5. Erica — May 22, 2009 @ 6:21 am

    Awesome. Perfect for this long weekend. I want to get an ice cream maker!

  6. Meghan — May 22, 2009 @ 6:33 am

    This sorbet looks wonderful – so creamy looking! Love the pictures :)

  7. kat — May 22, 2009 @ 6:38 am

    Its so pretty too. I just got a bunch of rhubarb from the farm so I might have to make some of this up!

  8. Netts Nook — May 22, 2009 @ 6:43 am

    Maria it looks perfect. I love all the Rhubarb items this week. Have a nice four dayer.

  9. Nan — May 22, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    Looks so good, I don’t have a ice cream maker, maybe that needs to be my next kitchen tool, hmmm . . . .

  10. Culinary Wannabe — May 22, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    I love the color! I’m just imagining serving little pink sundaes for a bridal or baby shower – wouldn’t that be so cute!

  11. Dawn — May 22, 2009 @ 7:54 am

    keep those rhubarb recipes churning! I love it.
    I am a huge fan of gelato. I need to get cracking on making ice cream!

  12. Ingrid — May 22, 2009 @ 7:56 am

    WOW, now THAT’S an ice cream maker!

    Out of all three dishes this one is the ONE!! I’m gonna try it. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Kelly — May 22, 2009 @ 8:17 am

    Aside from sounding really delish, it is such a pretty color! Sounds refreshing! I would make a sorbet spritzer with it! A scoop of sorbet in a glass and pour over some sparkling water, or sparkling wine. Yum!

  14. Cathy — May 22, 2009 @ 8:24 am

    This looks so good! I am definitely not tired of your rhubarb posts – keep ’em coming! Have a great long weekend!

  15. Bridgett — May 22, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    This is a great recipe and it looks so creamy. How can you beat a good sorbet? Great use of rhubarb once again!

  16. CherylTan — May 22, 2009 @ 8:25 am

    Do not lay off on the rhubarb! My husband is the biggest fan of rhubarb and I can already tell this recipe is going to make him one very happy man. Thanks for sharing…

  17. candace — May 22, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    all your rhubarb has me thinking about some candy I brought back from Harrod’s in London–they are a hard candy with gooey-ness inside, flavored “Rhubarb Custard” and are surprisingly delicious! I say long live Rhubarb!! (this is littletweet, BTW).

  18. Maria — May 22, 2009 @ 8:30 am

    Thanks everyone! There are so many fun rhubarb recipes out there. I really liked this one though! Such great treat for summer!

  19. Snooky doodle — May 22, 2009 @ 8:42 am

    oh this looks so good and nice. Pity rhubarb is not available here. I m curious to try this one :)

  20. Daziano — May 22, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    I like your recipes because I never know what to do with rhubarb!!! 😉

  21. Rosa's Yummy Yums — May 22, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    What a gorgeous sorbet! Mmmmmhhh, so delicious looking!



  22. Pearl — May 22, 2009 @ 9:26 am

    oh i love the color! *sigh* if only i knew where to buy rhubarb.

  23. Pam — May 22, 2009 @ 9:40 am

    Nothing to be sorry about – I am loving the rhubarb recipes – especially this one. It looks so refreshing and delicious.

  24. LunaCafe — May 22, 2009 @ 10:02 am

    Beautiful shot! I could never get tired of rhubarb. :-) In fact, I’m going to the kitchen right now to whip this up. Thanks for sharing!

  25. Kristen616 — May 22, 2009 @ 10:06 am

    This looks awesome! It looks so refreshing and your photo is gorgeous!

  26. Kerstin — May 22, 2009 @ 11:27 am

    It looks wonderful and so refreshing! Sorbet just makes me happy – Ireally need to get out my ice cream maker!

  27. 5 Star Foodie — May 22, 2009 @ 11:39 am

    The rhubarb sorbet looks wonderful! Loved your rhubarb week!

  28. Grace — May 22, 2009 @ 11:50 am

    not only have i never seen a rhubarb concoction, but i never even imagined that one could exist! bravo, maria–this is delightful!

  29. pinkstripes — May 22, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

    Looks delicious. We don’t really get rhubarb out here. I do see it occasionally in the store fresh and sometimes frozen. I would love to bake with it.

  30. Karen — May 22, 2009 @ 12:03 pm

    This looks so pretty and I’m sure it was delicious!

  31. teresa — May 22, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

    Rhubarb power! This looks cool and delicious, perfect for a hot day!

  32. Katrina — May 22, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

    I must get some rhubarb at the farmer’s market tomorrow for sure. Seriously, your photo of it in a dish with the black and white underneath is just about the most amazing food photo I’ve seen. Love it!

  33. Katrina — May 22, 2009 @ 1:13 pm

    Oh, hey, is it really only 1/2 cup rhubard, or did another amount (because is says 1/2 cups) get deleted? Might be a typo.

  34. Lori — May 22, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

    I love my Cuisinart ice cream maker. My favorite kitchen tool. :) What a unique recipe. It sounds wonderful!

  35. Elyse — May 22, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    Your rhubarb kick is sending a clear message that I really need to try the stuff. I’m totally missing out, it seems. This sorbet looks AMAZING. And I bet it even tastes better than it looks. Adding rhubarb to my grocery list now!

  36. Monica H — May 22, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

    pretty! I just made sorbet too!

  37. Leslie — May 22, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    I have never tasted rhubarb..I know, crazy huh?

  38. lesley — May 22, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    This sounds delicious … I love rhubarb!

  39. jen — May 22, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    this looks so good!

  40. Sara — May 22, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

    I could never get tired of rhubarb recipes! I love making sorbet, can’t wait to try this one.

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