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Rhubarb Sorbet

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I'm always looking for something wonderful to do with my huge summer crop of rhubarb. This has become a favorite. Heads up though, you'll need more that a "few" mins out of the freezer for it to soften to scoopability. I like it best at the soft serve stage right out of the ice cream maker.


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makes about 1 qt
3 Hr
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3-1/2 c
rhubarb (chopped fresh, 4-5 stalks)
2-1/2 c
1-2/3 c
2 tsp
orange zest
2 tsp
fresh ginger (chopped)
2 Tbsp
corn syrup

How to Make Rhubarb Sorbet


  • 1Place rhubarb, sugar, water, salt, orange zest, and ginger in a saucepan.

    Bring to a boil over high heat.

    Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the rhubarb easily falls apart and the sugar has dissolved.
  • 2Cool for 10 minutes.

    Working in batches, purée in a blender until smooth.

    Press through a fine mesh strainer to remove the pulp; discard the pulp.

    Stir in corn syrup. Cover and refrigerate until totally chilled, several hours or overnight. (Can more quickly chill in the freezer if you check it and stir it every 15 minutes.)
  • 3Process in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

    The sorbet will have a soft texture right out of the ice cream maker.

    If you would like a firmer consistency, transfer the sorbet to an airtight container and place in freezer for several hours.

    Once frozen, you may need to let it sit for a few minutes at room temperature to soften before serving.

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About Rhubarb Sorbet

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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