Strawberry-Rhubarb Sundaes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love rhubarb and combining it with sweet strawberries and cool creamy ice cream is a great way to enjoy it! This recipe came from my mom's collection of recipes she clipped from newpapers and magazines.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Remove the hulls and stems from the strawberries; cut the strawberries in quarters. Cut the rhubarb into 1/2 inch pieces.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine strawberries, rhubarb, sugar, and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Refrigerate the sauce until cool.
  4. Scoop the ice cream into serving dishes, then top with rhubarb sauce and a shortbread cookie.
Most Helpful

This sauce was sweet-tart heaven. My husband took his first taste and simply exclaimed, "oh gosh!" The bowls were empty before I thought about taking a photo. Thanks for posting this recipe.

Miss Fannie May 09, 2013

Made the sauce as given (although I did serve it over frozen vanilla yogurt) & must say that it's absolutely wonderful in every way! Love the sweet-tartness one gets from the combo of these fruits, & now I have a very nice keeper of a recipe! Many thanks for sharing it! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike August 17, 2011

Made for the Goddesses of ZWT-9 - My best friend here in Iceland grows rhubarb in her garden & shares it w/me ea summer .. & .. We had guests for dinner yesterday who love strawberries & rhubarb w/ice cream. Sounded like fate to me, so I tripled this easy-to-fix recipe & will make more. Rhubarb is very popular here & I will use this sauce in many ways. Served atop shortcake, pound cake & pancakes are ideas that quickly come to mind. It would make good smoothies too. For our guests last night, it was generously ladled over vanilla ice cream & garnished w/a choc cookie. Yum! Our lady guest got a gift jar to take home w/her & she was happy. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us. - Edited to Add: New pic & I have hardly begun to explore my options. :-)

twissis August 18, 2013