Rhubarb Sorbet

Rhubarb Sorbet

I don’t think I mentioned it, but a few weeks ago I received an ice cream maker from my parents for my birthday. Since then I’ve made vanilla ice cream (twice), strawberry frozen yogurt and this delightful rhubarb sorbet. I love the idea of sorbet in the summertime – it’s so light and refreshing. I also got a huge supply of rhubarb from another coworker (seriously who needs to buy rhubarb with all of my generous coworkers?) and this rhubarb sorbet was the first thing I thought of.

The sorbet turned out to be very creamy and full of flavor. The ginger and honey flavors are very noticeable, which I loved. This would be a perfect use for any rhubarb you have left over as rhubarb season winds down. Homemade sorbet is such a great summer treat and this would be a fun addition to your 4th of July festivities.

Rhubarb Sorbet

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Rhubarb Sorbet


3 cups chopped rhubarb
1 1/4 cup water
3/4 cup honey
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


Combine the rhubarb, water, ginger and lemon juice in a medium saucepan. Heat on medium high until boiling, then reduce to low and simmer until rhubarb is completely soft, 5-10 minutes. Puree the rhubarb mixture in the blender, then stir in the honey. Chill the puree in the freezer for 30 minutes, or until cool but not frozen. Freeze and store according to the directions on your ice cream maker.

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21 Responses to “Rhubarb Sorbet”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — June 27, 2011 @ 2:29 am

    I've seen rhubarb everything, but not rhubarb sorbet! Love this girl!

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    Eliana — June 27, 2011 @ 3:31 am

    Love the combination of flavors here girl. And the creative use of rhubarb. Looks amazing Megan. Can't wait to give this recipe a whirl.

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    Simply Life — June 27, 2011 @ 3:56 am

    wow! this looks fabulous and so professional!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 27, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Such a great idea for a lighter treat!

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    SnoWhite — June 27, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    I've had rhubarb sorbet on my list to try for a while now… I love rhubarb and ginger together, so I am sure this sorbet tastes great. Glad you've found coworkers who share the wealth of rhubarb :)

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    Tracy Wood — June 27, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    What a nice recipe! I have been looking for recipes to use up all the rhubarb in my garden – it just keeps coming! I am making a rhubarb crumble right now, as a matter of fact! I also made a lovely rhubarb simple syrup which was fantastic in iced tea. I will definitely try your sorbet!
    Have a nice day!

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    Farmgirl Gourmet — June 27, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    Yum Megan. You're making me wish that I still had rhubarb! Very nice recipe…and don't you just love having an ice cream maker? I just used mine the other day too. Buttermilk Ice Cream with Rolos. YUM!

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    Cooking Rookie — June 27, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    Great idea to make a rhubarb sorbet! I'm keeping this recipe to try this summer :-)

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 27, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

    Loving all of these rhubarb recipes everyone is sharing. I've been saving them to try on my dad sometime – he loves rhubarb!

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    Sippity Sup — June 27, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    I am imagining this with a homemade strawberry sauce! GREG

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — June 28, 2011 @ 12:58 am

    This sounds fabulous! I need an ice cream maker!

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    Maria — June 28, 2011 @ 1:31 am

    I love rhubarb sorbet. I need to make some soon!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 28, 2011 @ 2:50 am

    Honey and ginger with rhubarb sounds fantastic and very refreshing.

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    Allison — June 28, 2011 @ 4:55 pm

    I have never seen rhubarb sorbet. I am intrigued. Yum!

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    Barbara — June 28, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

    Totally brilliant, Megan. I'm not a huge fan of ginger though, think I may leave that out. But you know me and rhubarb! I'll be making this soon.

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    Tracey — June 28, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    This sounds fabulous Megan! I have a ton of rhubarb in my freezer and I think I just decided how I want to use it :)

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    Magic of Spice — June 28, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

    Great gift :) Looks delicious and love the flavors here :)

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert — June 29, 2011 @ 12:35 am

    I'm getting into this rhubarb thing and love my ice cream maker too. This looks wonderful and refreshing!

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    Erin — June 29, 2011 @ 12:45 am

    What a pretty pink color! Love making sorbet in the summer!

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    Divya — July 2, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    This looks so good! I don't have a ice cream maker, but I'm tempted to get one now!

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