4.16.2012

Rhubarb Ice Cream with Crumble Topping


It's a wonder I had enough liquid left to make ice cream. I kept taking spoonfuls of it out of the fridge while it was chilling! Roll your eyes and say Mmmmmmm! moments.  Of course you know how I love rhubarb. And ice cream. 

My mother used to make a frozen raspberry chiffon pie with a crumble crust. I thought that crumble would be perfect with a scoop of this fabulous ice cream sitting on top. It was.


Rhubarb Ice Cream

(I have no idea where I found this recipe)
Ingredients:
1 pound rhubarb, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, about 3 1/2 cups 
1 cup sugar 
3 large egg yolks 
2/3 cup whole milk 
1 cup heavy cream 

Method:
In a saucepan, combine rhubarb and 3/4 cup sugar. Cover and cook over low heat until rhubarb releases its juices, about 5 minutes. Uncover and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until most of water evaporates and rhubarb has a soft jam like consistency, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. 
Whisk egg yolks lightly. In a saucepan, combine milk, cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar. Heat almost to a boil, but don't let it boil. Gradually whisk milk mixture into yolks. Return to saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Using a fine-meshed sieve, strain into a bowl. 
Add rhubarb mixture and cream. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight. 
Freeze in an ice-cream maker to manufacturer's instructions.

Mother's Crumble

Ingredients: 

1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Method:

In a large baking pan stir the melted butter, brown sugar, flour and nuts with a fork. Bake at 400° for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside to cool. After about 10 minutes, crush the pieces with a fork to make a nice crumb consistency.


35 comments:

  1. Divine! I am such a big fan of rhubarbe.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. This sounds absolutely delicious! Makes me want to go out find some rhubarb.

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  3. Fabulous! I'm afraid if I had it in the house, I'd be trying to justify eating it for breakfast.

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  4. Pretty amazing! I'll bet its got a nice tart flavor?

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  5. Oh yeah! It's that time of the year again when ice cream recipes start popping up every where. I just love it! What a beautiful looking ice cream.If I can find rhubarb down here, I'll have to make it.

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  6. Delicious ice cream!Rhubarb flavor..... What a great idea,Barbara!

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  7. Delicious ice cream!Rhubarb flavor..... What a great idea,Barbara!

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  8. Now I really can't wait for rhubarb season (it's only about two minutes long here)...

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  9. Unfortunately we don't have rhubarb in Greece, but if we had I would have made this ice cream for sure. It really looks delicious!

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  10. that is one dreamy bowl of ice cream. love everything about it!

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  11. Barbara this sounds amazing. I'd eat anything with that crumble on it : )

    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Spring.
    sending hugs...

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  12. Look delicious Barbara I love Ice cream!

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  13. How delicious Barbara. I adore rhubarb. Never had rhubarb ice cream yet but I have no doubt it's delicious.

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  14. I'm obsessed with crumbles right now.

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  15. Forget pie, the next batch of rhubarb I pick up is being turned into ice cream!

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  16. Brilliant. I'm crazy for rhubarb too, and it's delicious with/as ice cream (the tart-sweet thing, you know...)

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  17. The only rhubarb lover in my family is my sister, but this does look tempting...

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  18. Wow, what a nice ice cream...I still need to try to get rhubarb...
    The crumble is sure a nice addition to the ice cream. Love the picture Barbara!
    Hope you are having a great week :)

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  19. i have NEVER seen rhubarb ice cream! what a great idea, and the crumble topping is perfect. bravo, barbara!

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  20. I believe you and I have discussed our mutual love of rhubarb anything... this is a remarkable find indeed... just copied it and will make it this weekend when my cream arrives from my Amish farmer... it will be bliss!!

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  21. Rhubarb crumble and icecream are two of my favourite desserts. Combining them is awesome!

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  22. Ice cream and crumble topping! Genius! Mmmmmmmm

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  23. I love rhubarb and it really is the best ingredient for a delicious crumble. I love your presentation. This just looks amazing. I'm having a dinner party on Saturday night and I'd like to give this a go. Thanks for a great recipe! xx

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  24. What a great idea to make ice cream with rhubarb, looks delicious, especially with the crumble!

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  25. Oh my, this sounds wonderful, Barbara! The crumble topping is perfect. I love rhubarb and finally planted some in my yard last year.

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  26. Oh my, homemade ice cream and crumb topping! I can feel the cool ice cream and the crunch in my mouth as I type!

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  27. I'd never had rhubarb until we moved to the Midwest. I was surprised that my kids liked it immediately, despite the fact that it bore a resemblance to celery. I know I'd like the ice cream, but I want to try that pie first. WOW!

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  28. Now that is the perfect pairing, like a crumble in frozen form.

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  29. It's not rhubarb time here yet but this looks so delicious I've posted it for future reference. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  30. rhubarbs in season, perfect timing

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  31. I JUST MADE 3 BATCHES OF THIS, AND IT'S DIIIIIIVINE!!! I think (for grins and giggles) I might run one batch of the cooked rhubarb/sugar through the blender to makes a smoother ice cream, but the flavor is OFFFF THE CHARTS if you're a rhubarb lover!!!

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  32. My neighbor gave US a huge sack of rhubarb a couple days ago, and I made 3 batches of this ice cream!! TOTALLY D-I-V-I-N-E! Thank you so much for this RECIPE! Last year when he gave us rhubarb I made killer rhubarb jam and gave him some. I know he expects jam again. IS HE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE! This ice cream will be an early summer tradition in our home from NOW ON!! YUM-OOO!!

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  33. I didn't know you make rhubarb ice cream, too! I did, as well - and I concocted my recipe from reading so many! Yours is very different - but I understand exactly what you mean. It was one of the best of the 9 I made this summer!
    YUM!
    :)
    V

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