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Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

I made this ice cream to go with the chiffon cake and roasted strawberries and rhubarb. There is nothing like home made ice cream, I love making it and love eating it even more. I wanted to try using some of the rhubarb simple syrup in an ice cream base, I was a little afraid it might turn out icy but it didn’t this was so creamy and wonderful. I adapted David Lebovitz base recipe for vanilla ice cream making some additions and subtractions. His ice cream recipes are genius and I have not been disappointed with any that I have made. I also added some of the roasted strawberries and rhubarb after the ice cream finished churning. It went perfectly with the chiffon cake. I just have to say we had a fantastic Mothers Day lunch, my lovely daughter made all the food, I brought the dessert and we had a wonderful time. I plan on posting her recipe for fried chicken, it’s the best I have had.

Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

  • 1 cup whole milk or half and half
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup rhubarb syrup
  • 1 cup roasted strawberry rhubarb  drained and chopped into small pieces

1. Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan.

2. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks,  gradually pour some of the hot milk into the yolks, whisking constantly as you pour. Scrape the warmed yolks and milk back into the saucepan.

3. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.

4.Whisk the hot custard into the cream cheese, continue whisking until there are no lumps. Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Stir over the ice until cool, add the vanilla extract, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly. Preferably overnight.

5. Freeze the custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. While the ice cream is churning add the rhubarb syrup through the hole on top of the ice cream maker. Place ice cream in freezer container, fold in the strawberries and rhubarb and place in freezer until it’s scoopable.
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  1. Roasted strawberries and rhubarb? Sounds incredible. How do you roast them? I love the idea. Just finished dinner over here without a dessert in the house…this looks so good! Wish I had some for the family! 🙂

    May 13, 2013
    • I mixed the chopped/sliced strawberries and rhubarb with some sugar and a few tbs of cointreau (optional) and roasted in the oven on 350 until they were softened. Really brings out the flavor. Thanks so much, wish I lived next door I would bring some over to you!!

      May 13, 2013
      • I wish you did too!! You would be a great neighbor! 🙂 This sounds so good. I’ll have to do this. Thank you!

        May 13, 2013
  2. The ice cream looks cool and creamy…delish!

    May 13, 2013
    • Thank you so much, it really was nice and creamy and perfect on a warm day!

      May 13, 2013
  3. Would love to have a scoop right now, the weather’s really warm here! Looks really good!

    May 13, 2013
    • Thanks so much, yesterday it was nice and warm, today not so warm more like hot cocoa weather today!

      May 13, 2013
  4. Ice cream with cake? Where do I sign up? Looks super yummy!

    May 14, 2013
  5. Looks great, Suzanne. I adore ice cream and the syrup addition is just a brilliant touch. Looking forward to reading your daughter’s recipe. I’m crazy about fried chicken but I have never tried to make it.

    May 14, 2013
    • I will try to post it today, she is an intuitive cook, doesn’t measure and I have asked her to try to write down the recipe for me. Thank you so much.

      May 14, 2013
  6. I love this and it sounds so delicious!! I’m totally gonna try this soon, I LOVE ice cream recipes, I know it will be great!! Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂

    May 14, 2013
    • So happy to share and thank you so much. i too am a real ice cream lover, especially in the summer. I could have it instead of a meal.

      May 14, 2013
  7. Looks so rich and creamy and so creative! Love the syrup you added! Roasting the strawberries is what I love, it made my strawberry mousse shots so sweet and flavorful. This ice cream is so pretty!

    May 14, 2013
    • Thank you, it’s amazing how roasting the strawberries brings out the flavor, taking less than amazing strawberries to a whole new level.

      May 14, 2013
  8. ciao! the rhubarb syrup is just the touch…ice cream is my absolute favourite dessert. sounds like your mother’s day was just lovely…fried chicken 🙂
    thebestdressup

    May 14, 2013
    • Fried chicken was amazing and ice cream is my favorite too! Thank you.

      May 14, 2013
  9. That photo looks so creamy and super delicious 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

    May 14, 2013
  10. Wow. What a delicious-sounding ice cream!

    May 14, 2013
  11. Your ice cream looks wonderful! It has been a while since I have made homemade ice cream…maybe I should get around to making some now that summer is here!

    May 14, 2013
    • Yes it’s wonderful, it’s easier to buy but there is nothing like homemade.

      May 14, 2013
  12. That looks amazing, Suzanne! I haven’t had homemade ice cream in years . . . will have to try this!! Salud!

    May 14, 2013
  13. Fig & Quince #

    Sounds glorious! YUM!

    May 14, 2013
  14. Wow, it looks so creamy and yummy …and roasted strawberries! Sounds delicious!

    May 14, 2013
    • Oh it is, thank you. Adding some cream cheese to the custard really makes it super creamy and with the strawberries is heavenly!

      May 14, 2013
  15. I will try this – without the ice cream maker. Looks BEAUTIFUL. Happy you had such a lovely Mother’s Day!

    May 14, 2013
    • Thank you, I hope you enjoy. It’s a really nice ice cream. I am going experiment with other flavors now.

      May 14, 2013
  16. All of these amazing strawberry and rhubarb combos — I need to run out to the store immediately and get some rhubarb! 😉
    Kenley

    May 14, 2013
    • I wish rhubarb were not so short lived at the markets, I have to buy more and preserve. It’s so wonderful! Thanks so much.

      May 14, 2013
  17. Oh this sounds heavenly! You should highlight the rhubarb syrup though so people can follow your link how to make it 🙂 I was just looking at recipes, I can’t wait to get the ice cream maker out….this sounds perfect!

    May 14, 2013
    • You are so right, I forgot to do that. I just made it so you can click on rhubarb syrup and see the recipe. Thank you so much.

      May 14, 2013
      • No problem, I would just rather have people follow your recipe so it turns out delicious! I have this pinned now 🙂

        May 14, 2013
    • You are so sweet thank you, I completely overlooked linking the syrup recipe. You’re the best!

      May 14, 2013
      • I also noticed I didn’t link the roasted strawberries and rhubarb so did that too! I think my brain is in a fog.

        May 14, 2013
  18. Thanks for sharing stuff about your Momma, so happy she’s healthy! I had a sleepover at my Mom’s house with my 21 year old daughter – it was so fun!

    May 14, 2013
  19. I’ve actually never tried rhubarb. Each year when the season comes for it, I say “this is the year!” Then I never actually follow through. This lovely ice cream makes me really want to follow through this year!!!

    May 14, 2013
    • Thanks so much Kate, it really is worth trying rhubarb. I love it, and this ice cream is really good.

      May 14, 2013
  20. I’m going crazy with all these amazing rhubarb posts floating around the blogosphere! I’ve got to go get some ASAP. Thanks for sharing this, and it’s good to have stumbled upon your blog today!

    May 14, 2013
    • I know I am crazy about rhubarb too! Thank you so much, just checked out your blog, love it am trying to figure out how to subscribe. Beautiful photography and the recipes look amazing.

      May 14, 2013
  21. I’m so frustrated – our rhubarb has become diseased. Normally I have loads at about this time. Your ice-cream looks really delicious. I’ve never had rhubarb ice-cream and can just imagine the combination of creaminess and tartness. Yum!

    May 14, 2013
    • So sorry to hear about your rhubarb. It is wonderful in the ice cream, hope some of it is able to be salvaged. Thank you so much,

      May 14, 2013
  22. What a combo! Will have to try strawberry and rhubarb together in something. Bread?

    May 14, 2013
    • Oh a loaf would be wonderful, a strawberry rhubarb upside down cake, how about a Victoria sponge filled with freshly made strawberry rhubarb compote. I could go on and on strawberries and rhubarb are just about my favorite fruity combo.

      May 14, 2013
  23. bec {daisy and the fox} #

    oooo yes – this would be delicious with chiffon cake yum! 🙂
    i couldn’t agree more with the ice-cream loving! it would have to be one of my all time favourite desserts! and add a freshly made waffle cone and it’s like you’ve stepped into heaven 🙂
    that’s so great you had a fab mother’s day! ooo looking forward to this fried chicken recipe! 🙂

    May 15, 2013
    • Thank you yes, I love ice cream always have probably always will. Creamy, cold, sweet. Ok, I have to stop. Fried chicken recipe coming soon.

      May 15, 2013
  24. This looks absolutely incredible Suzanne! I can’t wait to make it! I love how you have been featuring rhubarb lately, and giving it the love it deserves! xo

    May 15, 2013
    • Oh thank you so much, yes rhubarb love for sure. It has such a short time in the markets and I love it’s versatility and flavor.

      May 15, 2013
  25. Looks awesome, Suzanne!

    May 15, 2013
  26. YUM! YUM! YUM! I love the roasting of the fruit – I can’t help but have a balsalmic reduction rolling around in my head as a topping. YUM!

    May 15, 2013
    • Yes, the balsamic on the fruit would be out of this world delicious. I almost did that but was afraid the kids may not like. I think I will do it next time. Thank you so much.

      May 15, 2013
  27. That sounds amazing!

    May 16, 2013
  28. Oh Suzanne, I’m craving this ice cream now! I made some rhubarb syrup, so I think I see ice cream in our near future… I’m so happy you enjoyed a lovely Mother’s Day with your daughter!

    May 17, 2013
    • Thank you, I hope you had a wonderful day also! It is really good ice cream!!

      May 17, 2013
  29. Amazing! I love that I wouldn’t have to buy an ice cream machine to do this 🙂 Most of the recipes I see these days include one.

    May 17, 2013
    • I have made ice cream without an ice cream maker like a semifreddo, it works great. Thanks so much.

      May 17, 2013
  30. Your ice cream sounds delicious. My parents used to always make strawberry ice cream during summer…adding rhubarb syrup must really make it good.

    May 19, 2013
    • Thanks so much Karen, I remember my Mom making ice cream every summer and it was one of my favorite treats. The rhubarb syrup is wonderful in this,

      May 19, 2013
  31. Yum yum yum, nothing better than homemade ice cream!!

    May 19, 2013
  32. Oh wow! This looks so good! What a great combination.

    May 21, 2013
  33. Bevi #

    What a heavenly concoction.

    May 22, 2013
    • Thanks so much Bevi! It was delicious, as a matter of fact making more this weekend.

      May 22, 2013
  34. I have GOT to make room in my freezer for ice-cream making!! I wanted to try some avocado-mint ice cream, and now strawberry-rhubarb sounds just heavenly!

    May 29, 2013
    • Oh wow, avocado mint sounds delicoius!! I will have to try that. Thanks so much I loved the strawberry rhubarb but I am such an ice cream lover I could eat it every day!!

      May 29, 2013
  35. thehomesliceblog #

    wow this looks so delicious! I neeeed to buy an ice cream maker!

    May 31, 2013
    • I use mine all the time, not one regret that I bought it. Thanks, and happy ice cream making!!

      May 31, 2013
      • thehomesliceblog #

        Tbh the photo convinced me!! Thanks, great blog.

        May 31, 2013
    • Thank you so much!

      May 31, 2013
  36. vilarosasuite #

    Oooh cool Ice Cream and looks very delicious …

    June 23, 2013

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