rhubarb soup -ice creamThe first time I heard of ‘rhubarb soup’, I was skeptical that was a real dish. I was introduced to it through my Danish friend Anne, who once confused a toilet brush for a dishwashing brush in a demonstration of the ‘American’ kitchen to her visiting mother. Despite her less than stellar reputation around the kitchen, it turns out she can cook – she served us an amazing meal and an even better dessert. rhubarb soup-ice cream -figs

Indeed, rhubarb soup turned out to be one of the best desserts I have ever had.
Rhubarb is in season in early spring, so hurry up and make this dish because it is wonderfully refreshing and really easy to make. I would even stock up my freezer with rhubarb so I can make this dish again.


Rhubarb soup with vanilla ice cream and caramelized figs
Serves 6
354 calories
67 g
32 g
9 g
4 g
5 g
318 g
64 g
59 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354
Calories from Fat 77
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 32mg
Sodium 64mg
Total Carbohydrates 67g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 59g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Rhubarb soup ingredients
  1. • 2 lbs. (1 kg) rhubarb, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  2. • 8.8 oz. (250 grams) sugar
  3. • 2 vanilla pods, flaked and vanilla beans scraped
  4. • 10 oz. (300 ml) water
Caramelized figs ingredients
  1. • 3 dried figs
  2. • ½ tablespoon butter
  3. • 6 scoops vanilla ice cream
  4. • 6 sprigs of mint
  1. 1. Clean and cut the rhubarb into 3/4 inch pieces, and throw it in a pot with water, sugar, whole vanilla pods and scraped vanilla beans. Heat the mixture in the pot and let simmer for about 10 min.
  2. 2. Strain the rhubarb liquid (the ‘soup’) into a bowl, and transfer the rhubarb pieces that are retained (the ‘compote’) into another bowl, removing the vanilla pods. Let both bowls cool off in the refrigerator for a few hours or over night.
  3. 3. Cut the stems off the figs and flatten each fig so the stem is centered. Cut the figs into small “pizza slices” for a consistent look. Heat the butter in a small pan and sauté the figs for a few minutes or until browned. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
  4. 4. Divide the cold rhubarb soup into six bowls or deep plates, and add the compote on top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Sprinkle with caramelized figs and garnish with a sprig of mint.
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 rhubarb soup


Tina Diep

I LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.


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