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Rhubarb Crumble Ice Cream

This rhubarb crumble ice cream combines two of my favorite desserts into one fantastic creation! If you close your eyes, it actually tastes like you're taking a bite of fresh rhubarb crumble with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Throw this into a waffle cone and enjoy a classic summertime treat! —Shannon Dobos, Calgary, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + cooling Cook: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    1-1/2 quarts

Ingredients

  • 3 cups diced fresh rhubarb or sliced frozen rhubarb
  • 2/3 cup sugar plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Place rhubarb, 2/3 cup sugar and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; simmer, until rhubarb is softened and mixture is thickened, 8-10 minutes. Cool completely.
  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add oats, brown sugar and cinnamon; cook and stir until oats are coated, 45-60 seconds. Remove to a bowl; cool completely.
  • In a bowl, whisk together both creams, vanilla and remaining sugar until sugar is completely dissolved. Fill cylinder of an ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full. Freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. During the last 5 minutes of processing, add oat mixture, breaking up any large crumbles before adding.
  • Transfer half of the ice cream to a 1-quart freezer container; drizzle with half of the rhubarb mixture. Using a knife, cut through mixtures in a zigzag pattern to swirl. Repeat with remaining ice cream and rhubarb. Freeze, covered, until firm, about 4 hours.
I find it's important to freeze the oat crumble mixture so that it's very cold, because a semi-frozen ice cream add-in keeps the original crispy and delicious texture when incorporated this way.

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  • knollbrookcook
    Jun 13, 2020

    Amazing and absolutely delicious. Rich flavourful ice cream and if you like rhubarb you will love this. An ice cream maker is essential for creamy ice cream.

  • Stefanie
    May 17, 2020

    Added a little more spice to taste. Incredible.