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Friday, 19 July 2013

Home made rhubarb ice cream

It is a day for ice cream. Delia's home made rhubarb and ginger crumble ice cream. It's the first time I've tried making it. I don't have an ice cream maker and I didn't realise how easy it is to do by hand. We still have lots of rhubarb in the garden, so yesterday afternoon I picked one pound of it and got to work. 

Double cream, sugar, lemon juice and a ginger crumble mixture which you bake in the oven on a tray.
A few whiskings and freezings later, and it is ready...

It's just as well something turned out right yesterday, which was not my most enjoyable 24 hours as I:
* broke down quite spectacularly and waited road-side for nearly two hours to be towed to a garage, missing a work party which sounded very good
* crept in at about 8.30pm, hot and tired, heading for the shower when I got a message to say that the deadline that I thought was on Monday, had moved to yesterday. Magazine would be going to the printers this morning! So, a strong cup of coffee and up until midnight signing off pages
* up early, cycled to garage with car keys, mud guard fell off bicycle on way home
* decided to cheer myself up by hanging new roman blind in bathroom. Dropped the blind, caught a glass with the edge, smashed it and stood on the pieces in bare feet...
I am now going to sit in the garden where I can do no more damage...and I shall eat that dish of ice cream...

Fenland Lottie mentioned this ice cream on her lovely blog which is how I got the idea, so thank you so much. It was a great idea and a lovely post.


  1. It may have been me!! I made this a few weeks ago too. Glad you tried it. Easy and delicious isn't it? :)

    1. Yes! It was your blog. Thank you so much :)

  2. It does look very tempting and if it's easy then I'm up for it.
    Patricia x

    1. It is easy, there are several stages but all very straightforward. It's in Delia's Summer Collection, and probably online on her website too.

  3. Well thats your share (and more) of bad things for a while - hope your feet and the car are ok now. Wishing you a relaxing, peaceful weekend and lots of sitting in the garden with pretty bowls of ice cream! Karen xx

    1. Thank you very much Karen, hope you have a lovely one too.