Rhubarb Slush Recipe
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Rhubarb Slush Recipe

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This thirst-quenching slush is a fun way to use rhubarb. I love to serve it for special get-togethers like a ladies' brunch or holiday meal. The rosy color and tangy flavor of this favorite spring crop come through in every sip. -Theresa Pearson, Ogilvie, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + freezing
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + freezing
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 cups chopped fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 3/4 cup thawed pink lemonade concentrate
  • 1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 159 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 0g protein .


  1. In a saucepan, combine rhubarb, water and sugar; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until rhubarb is tender. Cool for about 30 minutes.
  2. In a food processor or blender, puree mixture, half at a time. Stir in apple juice and lemonade concentrate. Pour into a freezer container; cover and freeze until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 45 minutes before serving.
  3. For individual servings, scoop 1/3 cup into a glass and fill with soda. To serve a group, place all of mixture in a large pitcher or punch bowl; add soda and stir. Serve immediately. Yield: about 10 servings.
Originally published as Rhubarb Slush in Taste of Home April/May 1995, p39

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randcbruns 227554
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"This is a great recipe. It is the prefect combo of sweet and tangy. I also tried this recipe using green apples to replace the rhubarb for my family who doesn't care for rhubarb, it is great BOTH ways! I will be doubling the recipe in the future, it disappears quickly! :)"

NancyStillman 199029
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2014

"I have made this punch since it first came out in the 1995 May /June edition of Taste of Home. I try to freeze a few batches of the cooked portion of the recipe to have on hand for a taste of spring at a winter party or shower. Always a great hit and a nice suprise when people discover it has rhubarb in it."

joyous0joy 4410
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2013

"Wonderful recipe! Only bad part was that it didn't make enough!"

voodoowitch 6353
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"This sweet/tart drink is very good. Everyone seems to really like it."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"I make this every summer! It's been a hit with friends even those who are initially appalled by rhubarb in a drink."

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