Rhubarb Frozen Greek Yogurt Recipe

Photograph: Ethan Frisch

I'd heard a rumor that it was rhubarb season, and thought a tart rhubarb frozen yogurt would make a great recipe for this week's Scooped post. To me, rhubarb tastes like summer and I hoped, perhaps a little foolishly, that it was summertime again.

But it isn't summer, it's barely May, and finding the rhubarb turned out to be a little trickier than I had thought. None of the supermarkets I tried had it in stock, and at the sprawling Union Square Farmers Market in New York City, only one farmer had any for sale. But it was crisp and pink and still dirty from the soil, and it made my kitchen smell, even prematurely, like summer.

The addition of tangy, thick Greek yogurt complements the rhubarb's own tart flavor and adds creamy depth and intensity, making for a dessert that is at once brightly refreshing and indulgently satisfying.

Recipe Facts

Active: 60 mins
Total: 4 hrs
Serves: 8 servings
Makes: 1 quart

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  • 1 pound rhubarb stalks, cut into 1/2-inch slices

  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt

  • 2 cups sugar, divided


  1. Add rhubarb to a medium saucepan and add 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, over low heat until rhubarb is completely broken down and reduced to a thick paste, about 45 minutes. Add 1 cup of sugar, cook, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved, and remove from the heat. Chill in the refrigerator until cool.

  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt, the rhubarb paste (you should have about 1 cup) and the second cup of sugar until fully incorporated. Spin the mixture in your ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions.

Special Equipment

Ice cream machine

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
230 Calories
0g Fat
54g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 52g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 224mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)