Rhubarb Swirl Ice Cream

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Creamy vanilla ice cream perfectly complements the tangy sweetness of rhubarb in this homemade rhubarb ice cream. A simple rhubarb sauce is swirled throughout each bite for a tantalizing and refreshing treat that combines the sweet creaminess of ice cream with the zesty allure of rhubarb.

Overhead horizontal shot of white and red rhubarb swirl ice cream, served in a white bowl with a silver spoon and a checkered blue and white towel

What exactly is it about homemade ice cream that always tastes better than any other? Is it the fact we don’t have to leave the house to enjoy it?

Maybe it’s the nostalgia of churning ice cream on Grandma’s side porch that makes me smile, even though I very happily use an electric ice cream compressor to make ice cream now.

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Whichever machine you choose to use (or not use) to make ice cream, I hope that you’ll love this rhubarb ice cream every bit as much as our family and friends do!

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 white and red rhubarb swirl ice cream, served in a white bowl with a silver spoon and a checkered blue and white towel

Rhubarb Ice Cream

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • milk
  • heavy cream
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • kosher salt
  • rhubarb sauce (recipe below)

The most popular question I get is whether it’s possible to make ice cream without a machine. The answer is YES. You can make ice cream without a machine. Find the full directions here!

Overhead shot of rhubarb swirl ice cream in an 8x8 pan with a jar of rhubarb sauce and a checkered blue and white towel

Rhubarb Sauce for Ice Cream

You’ll need these ingredients to make the sauce:

  • rhubarb
  • sugar
  • water
  • lemon juice

In a small saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, water, and lemon juice over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to medium.

Cook, while stirring frequently, until the rhubarb softens and the mixture has thickened, about 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.

Overhead shot of rhubarb swirl ice cream in an 8x8 pan with a jar of rhubarb sauce and a checkered blue and white towel

Rhubarb Ice Cream Recipe

Whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and vanilla extract. Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.

Scoop the churned ice cream into a freezer container, adding a spoonful or two of the cold rhubarb sauce along with each scoop of the ice cream.

Swirl lightly with a knife and place in the freezer until ready to serve. Serve with remaining rhubarb sauce on top, if desired.

Close-up shot, scooping rhubarb ice cream from a sheet pan

Looking for more rhubarb dessert recipes? This tart and sweet Roasted Rhubarb Ice Cream is a flavor combo my taste buds crave.

Have you tried a fruit crunch? There’s an extra layer of topping that makes this Strawberry Rhubarb Crunch just a little more special than a fruit crisp.

Slightly chewy and sweetly tart, these Rhubarb Oatmeal Bars combine a crunchy oat topping with flavorful rhubarb for a dessert the whole family will love.

With tangy, sweet rhubarb and an irresistible cinnamon sugar biscuit topping, this Rhubarb Cobbler just begs for a scoop of cold ice cream.

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Sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb are combined in this buttery handheld cake, creating a light, summery Strawberry Rhubarb Cake that gets rave reviews every time I make it.

This tangy-sweet Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pie is based on a recipe passed down for generations. And this soft, old-fashioned one-bowl Rhubarb Cake with Butter Sauce is perfect for a potluck or picnic.

Rhubarb Sauce with Strawberry Jello is a favorite old-fashioned rhubarb treat. Serve it over ice cream or eat it in a bowl just like you would applesauce.

Chunks of apricots, strawberries, and fresh rhubarb are tossed together with sugar and spices and baked in between the layers of a brown sugar, almond, and oat crust to create this lovely Apricot Rhubarb Strawberry Almond Crunch.

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Close-up shot, scooping rhubarb ice cream from a sheet pan

Rhubarb Ice Cream

Creamy vanilla ice cream perfectly complements the tangy sweetness of rhubarb in this homemade rhubarb ice cream.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients 

Rhubarb Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 pound rhubarb about 3 cups sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Ice Cream Ingredients

  • cups milk
  • cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

Rhubarb Sauce Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, water, and lemon juice over medium-high heat. Bring to a simmer and then reduce heat to medium.
  • Cook, while stirring frequently, until the rhubarb softens and the mixture has thickened, about 6-8 minutes. Cool completely.

Ice Cream Instructions

  • Whisk together the cream, milk, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and vanilla extract. Pour into the ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.
  • Scoop the churned ice cream into a freezer container, adding a spoonful or two of the cold rhubarb sauce along with each scoop of the ice cream. Swirl lightly with a knife and place in the freezer until ready to serve. Serve with remaining rhubarb sauce on top, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 353kcal · Carbohydrates: 33g · Protein: 4g · Fat: 24g · Saturated Fat: 15g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g · Monounsaturated Fat: 6g · Cholesterol: 75mg · Sodium: 91mg · Potassium: 370mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 31g · Vitamin A: 1051IU · Vitamin C: 7mg · Calcium: 180mg · Iron: 0.2mg
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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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