Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Strawberry-Rhubarb Sorbet



One of my favorite things about summer is most definitely ice cream!  Last summer, I bought The Perfect Scoop, and every recipe I've made has been outstanding.  So I'm really looking forward to trying out many more as this summer progresses.  I realize that I've posted several recipes featuring strawberries lately (and there are more to come), but its hard not to when they are so beautiful and sweet (and cheap) this time of year.

I've had my fair share of sorbets, and this is by far my favorite.  The strawberry flavor is prominent, but the rhubarb contributes a nice tartness to contrast with the sweetness.  It is completely irresistible, and quite honestly I am surprised that I didn't polish it off within a few days.  Its also a gorgeous red color, and you all know how much I love pretty food. 



Strawberry-Rhubarb Sorbet
makes about 1 quart
David Lebovitz, The Perfect Scoop
  • 12 ounces rhubarb
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 10 ounces fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Wash the rhubarb and trim the stem and leaf ends.  Cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Combine the rhubarb, water, and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the rhubarb is tender and cooked through.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

Roughly chop the strawberries, and puree them in a blender or food processor until smooth with the rhubarb mixture and lemon juice.

Chill the mixture thoroughly, then churn according to your ice cream maker's instructions.  Freeze until ready to serve.


25 comments:

Susi said...

This looks delicious and the color is gorgeous! I own the book and so far have loved every recipe inside. :o)

oneordinaryday said...

Now I'm wishing I'd have picked up that rhubarb at the farmers' market! Looks delicious!

Gabriel said...

Fresh rhubarb is perfect for this dessert. I am handling some kiddie parties and I would definitely try this one. Kids will love it!

Rock said...

Nice Article.

Heather said...

Very Nice and Interesting article.

Carrie said...

I like your article and the picture and awesome,thanx for posting.

Megan said...

I would definitely try this one. thanx for the post.

Kara said...

Well, I would definitely try this one. My friends will love it! Thanx for the recipe.

Samantha said...

I'd have picked up that rhubarb at the farmers' market! Looks delicious! thanx for the post.

Michelle said...

I have made this once before and I wished I had doubled the recipe. It was so good!

Kristen said...

I have made this once before and I wished I had doubled the recipe. It was so good!

Victoria said...

I would definitely try this one. My friends will love it! Thanx for the recipe. keep it up.

Diane said...

Yummy, I am handling some kiddie parties and I would definitely try this one. Kids will love it! thanx for the recipe.

Lynn said...

I agree with your taste, I do love strawberries too and I like making strawberry shakes. Now i'm excited to try your strawberry-rhubarb.

Jane said...

I am handling some kiddie parties and I would definitely try this one. Kids will love it! thanx for the tips.

Katie said...

I like the pink color of the strawberries, It really gets everyone's attentions. I would love to have that one and eat more and more. I will give a try for myself. Keep on posting a dessert like this.

Kayla said...

I am handling some kiddie parties and I would definitely try this one. thanx for posting, looking forward for your next post.

Jillian said...

I originally wanted a marble cake with a chocolate frosting.
The sorbet thing I want to make is strawberry with vanilla ice cream and berries in it.
I definitely want the sorbet but am willing to change the cake flavor.
Is chocolate ok?

Jean said...

the color is gorgeous! I own the book and so far have loved every recipe inside, thanx for sharing.

Christy said...

Well, I would love to have that one and eat more and more. I will give a try for myself, thanx for sharing the recipe.

Jennifer said...

I made it without strawberries and it was delicious! Thank you for sharing!

Brittany said...

Wow, i really like your recipe, thanx for posting.

Becky said...

Wow! Big hit with everyone. I am glad a read the reviews first. I made mine with butter and half and half. Perfect. This is a keeper.

Sadie said...

Amazing! I didn't change a thing in the recipe. It's simply delicious.

Allison Clark said...

I'd have picked up that rhubarb at the farmers' market! Looks delicious! thanx for the post.

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