Sunday, June 29, 2008

Rhubarb Slush

Now this, this is probably the most important post I'll ever make. Rhubarb slush is my favorite food. It really is. Whenever I respond to standard, "so what's your favorite food" questions with Rhubarb slush, I get the typical barrage of confused looks. But I make no excuses, rhubarb slush truly is my favorite food. Nothing says summer to me like sipping on slush at my aunt Mary Beth's cabin. I haven't had slush is such a long time, I knew it was something I had to make as soon as vacation began.

The recipe, as follows, makes enough slush to fill two large tupperware.

12 cups diced rhubarb (about 5 or 6 big stalks)
9 cups water
2 cups white sugar
1 can frozen lemonade
1 packet (13 oz) of strawberry sugar free jello
1 cup rum (optional)

Bring rhubarb, water and sugar to a boil and simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain into a large bowl and discard pulp
Add lemonade, jello and rum
Freeze completely

Serve slush with 7 up, and enjoy. Really enjoy :)


Unknown said...

Did you go to the farmer's market to find rhubarb?

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't it realistically be pictured in an ice cream pail?

Marlys said...

Mmm! Rhubarb slush is the best! I hope you didn't have to buy the rhubarb or didn't pay much for it! It grows like a weed for us and we have some at home and at the lake! This makes me want to whip up a batch for the 4th of July weekend! I am so enjoying your blog - your Mom sent me the address! Enjoy your break before you hit the books and work again!

qwerkyqook said...

Thanks Marlys, no big surprise that my favorite food of all time was one of your recipes:) Have a happy 4th, hope to see you soon.

Unknown said...

I used 1/2 cup coconut rum and a flask of vodka and reduced the sugar to a 1/2 cup

Anonymous said...

I juice my rhubarb so how many cups of juice to one batch?

Anonymous said...

I just made 3 icecream pails full

Anonymous said...

What sort of alcohol do you use?

Anonymous said...

Anyone use lime aid instead of lemonade?

Anonymous said...

I’m confused by the amount of SF jello. I don’t see a box in the store that is 13 ounces. The SF jello specifically weighs a lot less than the standard version. Is this a typo? Making it this weekend and we’ll just see what happens if I don’t get the question answered!

Anonymous said...

I believe it is a typo. Most other rhubarb slush recipes using these amounts of rhubarb and water etc. say to use (1) 3 oz. package of jello, not 13ounces.