Rhubarb Lime Sorbet

I can’t believe it but I’m still using my ice cream machine.  I used it a lot last summer but then I tend to forget about things or just not feel like using them again.  The machine is so simple though and you have ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt in no time at all.  You do not need an ice cream machine to make this though I will go into more detail at the end.

First you need to make rhubarb simple syrup.  Original recipe from my friend Suzanne found here.  I slightly adapted things.

Rhubarb Simple Syrup

3 large stalks of rhubarb, cut into 2 inch chunks
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
Juice of half a lemon (approximately 2 T.)

Add everything to a medium size saucepan and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-high and cook at a low boil for about 10 minutes.  You want the rhubarb to be very soft.  I took a potato masher and smashed the rhubarb while cooking it.

Turn the heat off and let sit for 10 minutes.  Strain into a clean jar.  Using the back of a large spoon smash the rhubarb to get every last bit of juice.  Put your lid and band on.  Put in the refrigerator and it will self seal until you are ready to use it.  (If you’re not using it in the same day).

Rhubarb Lime Sorbet

Zest of one lime and juice of two limes
1 c. water
1 1/2 c. rhubarb simple syrup
2 T. light corn syrup
3/4 c. ice water

Mix together the lime juice and zest, 1 c. water, rhubarb simple syrup and corn syrup in medium size bowl.  Place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, while your 3/4 c. ice water is chilling in the freezer.

Turn on your ice cream maker and pour ingredients into your maker, add the additional 3/4 c. of ice water after about 2 minutes.  Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions.  Mine took about 22-23 minutes.

Immediately scoop into a air-tight bowl or container, cover and put in the freezer for 3-5 hours to ripen.

No ice cream maker?  No problem, you can still make some scrumptious sorbet.  Place mixture into an 8 x 8 glass dish and freeze.  Every half hour or so you’ll need to scrape the ice with a fork, but eventually you’ll get to the point where you have some nice flaky rhubarb lime sorbet.
rhubarb lime sorbet

My picture doesn’t really do this sorbet justice but, it is so refreshing and perfect for summer days.  I like to put two large scoops in a tall glass, add a small can of sierra mist, put in a straw and tall spoon.  That is my favorite way to have it.  So good and even better poolside 🙂

I’m off to Ohio this morning to take Crissy (daughter-in-law) to visit her relatives.  I will be back to visit your blogs on Friday.  Take care friends and wish me lots of luck saying goodbye.  I so want to kidnap these two!!  Here are a couple more pics to enjoy.
Saginaw zoo lil man

lil man

Have a great week y’all!


About Suzie

My name is Suzie. I'm married and have a son in the Army. I enjoy cooking, country life, reading and my animals, hence the name of this blog. My two German Shepherds are underfoot anytime I'm cooking ;) Oh, I'm also addicted to Food Network Channel.
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24 Responses to Rhubarb Lime Sorbet

  1. Totally refreshing, I love this. I still have some simple syrup in the fridge and some limes. Making this pronto. Sounds amazing and thank you so much for the shout out!

  2. Suzie says:

    No problem and thank you for the inspiration!

  3. I feel instantly refreshed just looking at that delicious sorbet! Have a great time in Ohio, Suzie.

  4. Jorie says:

    This looks like SUCH a light and refreshing summer treat, Suzie! And oh my goodness, your grandson is a little cutie! Have a safe trip to Ohio 🙂

  5. Delicious! And look at that smile! 🙂

  6. What a light and totally delicious treat 😀
    And your grandbaby is sooooo cutE!


    P.S I will not be commenting for around 4 weeks to prepare for my exams – see you in a month 🙂

  7. Sarah says:

    have fun in ohio! what a cute grandson….and a fabulous sorbet flavor 🙂

  8. Rhonda says:

    I love rhubarb but don’t bake so this is an awesome idea! Have fun on your trip and good luck.

  9. Awww. this sounds great. I made some of Suzanne’s simple syrup last weekend! I would love to try this, I know my son would love it…he makes 3 or 4 sno-cones a day…(that’s why I made Suzanne’s simple syrup!)

  10. Veronica says:

    This sounds soooo good! It’s weird but lately I just crave any beverage that isn’t water – anything with flavor calls to me. I still drink plenty of water and not much else, but your preference for this sorbet in a glass with Sierra Mist sounds just so delicious and refreshing! I wonder if I can get rhubarb around here still…

    Good luck leaving those two behind! I know it’s going to be heart wrenching. I hope they will be able to visit again soon and not have to wait a whole year until next time. And I’ll keep praying for God to arrange things so they move to MI. 🙂

  11. Joanne says:

    I’m on the opposite side of the ice cream spectrum….I’ve been totally negligent with using it this summer! This rhubarb lime sorbet is enough to make me break it out though!

  12. biz319 says:

    Those last two pictures made my day!! Enjoy the last of their visit!!

  13. themondaybox says:

    Oh my goodness, Suzie. Little Derek could NOT be any cutier!!! Those smiling pictures make you just want to scoop him up and give him a big belly kiss. I bet his giggle is magical! 🙂 Parting must have been so hard. You will just have to start planning the next visit immediately (even if the visit itself can’t happen for awhile). Isn’t it odd how badly you can miss someone you didn’t even know a short time ago?! How wonderful for you to have both your daughter-in-law and your grandson in your life!
    Your sorbet looks summer perfect. COLD, fresh, and fruity!

    • Suzie says:

      Thank you! He is a little doll and yes, his laugh is super cute. I have one video of him, kissing himself in the mirror and laughing away! So cute! Parting was hard, I don’t think I spoke much for two days just because I was missing them already. I’m so glad I got to meet them though and hopefully it won’t be as long until I see them again 🙂 *Fingers crossed*

  14. i can imaging how refreshing the sorbet is……
    contrast warm toasted bread would be good pairing…

  15. I know you’ve had such a wonderful time Suzie and have just fallen more and more in love with that darling little boy! He is just the cutest thing ever!
    Love this sorbet, it is such a unique and delicious sounding combination! I love your drink idea too, sounds so delightful!

    • Suzie says:

      I totally am head-over-heels for this lil man! He was so good too. Out of 2 weeks he had one day of teething and was fussy off and on, otherwise he was full of smiles, giggles and just a joy to be around!

  16. It’s a wonder how you’re gonna part with that cute little boy. Could he beeee any cuter? Gosh, I’m sitting here smiling from ear to ear. Funny how kids can do that. I also loved reading about your sorbet. Sounds amazing and tastes even better I bet!

  17. Velva says:

    Living in Florida, can appreciate a good icy treat anytime of year. Loev it.

    This little boy is eat him up adorable.

  18. eliotthecat says:

    Trying to catch up on reading. :). I have been on a Popsicle kick this summer and I too forget about the ice cream machine. What a cutie!!!!! Hope you had a good trip.

  19. Oh my goodness, that little guy is too cute. Adorable! And this sorbet sounds delicious, I love rhubarb.

  20. This is something I just have to try and make. I have always heard about crab cakes but I have never even thought about what they look like or what they would taste like. NOW I NEED TO KNOW! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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