The weather is hot hot hot and there’s more of it to come – and there’s just a little bit of rhubarb season left, so still enough time to make this quick and very refreshing drink. It was from a
Rhubarb Iced Tea recipe, but since I don’t have much affinity for tea, I changed it to a Rhubarb Lemonade, with bought lemonade to top it up.
I normally use these Ikea Korken Bottles (pictured) but you can use any cordial bottles which I half fill with cordial and freeze (normally on it’s side) then it freezes diagonally and looks quite pretty!
Taken out of the freezer I top it with fizzy lemonade and leave it to defrost, it’s perfect on a hot and sweltering day.
- 500g Roughly chopped rhubarb
- 1000g Water
- 100g White or Brown Sugar
- Squirt of lemon juice (tbs roughly) or half a lemon
- Add the rhubarb to a pot with water. Bring to the boil, stirring for 10 minutes to prevent the rhubarb burning. Lower the heat and boil for a further 20 minutes, with the lid on.
- (I would try to keep the rhubarb in a colander if you have one that can fit inside your pot - that way you don't have to strain it after.)
- Remove the rhubarb, squeezing out any excess water. Switch off the heat and while the water is still hot, add the sugar and lemon juice and stir till dissolved.
- Set aside to cool - serve as is, or with lemonade. We like to freeze it too.
- Fill the Thermomix® jug to 1000g
- Place rhubarb in internal steamer basket. Place MC.
- The water must touch the rhubarb, but the rhubarb shouldn't touch the blades.
- Speed 10 mins /speed 4/ Varoma
- Then 20 mins /speed 4/100C
- Remove lid, then use the back of a spoon to squeeze out excess liquid.
- While still hot, add sugar - you can add more or less to taste - 100g works well for me.
- Add lemon juice and set aside to cool.
- Once cool, move to glass bottle and store in the fridge till ready to serve.
- With 1 litre Sprite: Calories: 1,738 Carbs: 454 Protein: 5 Sodium: 240 Sugar: 433