27 May 2008

101 things to do with Rhubarb

No 47, rhubarb ice cream. We do like our ice cream in this house, so it seemed like the logical thing to do with the stuff. I attempted to make it as a kind of 'rhubarb ripple', which didn't work so well as the rhubarb wasn't mixed in well enough so that froze solid. Also would probably use a bit more fruit - it's not like we haven't got enough of the stuff! The recipe I used (based on the 'standard' base from Ben and Jerry's Book):

400g of Rhubarb
50g Caster Sugar
Orange Zest

Cook the above for 10 mins (might cook for a bit longer next time) until soft. Then put in the fridge.

Ice Cream (sorry recipe uses American 'cups')
2 Eggs
3/4 cup of Sugar
2 Cups of Double Cream
1 Cup of Milk
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract

Beat the eggs, then gradually add the sugar whilst still whisking. When custard like consistency add the cream milk and vanilla extract. Mix together then pour mixture into ice cream maker. When done mix in the rhubarb and put in the freezer.

Next on the list is rhubarb vodka!

1 comment:

Matron said...

I was just blogging on this subject a few weeks ago, what to do with all this rhubarb! Greenmantle came up with the idea of using the juice after cooking to make a bucks fizz!! it is amazing.