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Rhubarb Splash


This Rhubarb Splash is a fruity, delicious drink perfect for a hot summers day. It’s sweet and has a 100% approval rating by everyone who has tried it!

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Rhubarb Splash

Rhubarb Splash
Rhubarb Splash
Rhubarb Splash


Are you a fan of Rhubarb?

I used to think it was sour and stringy and gross.

However, a few years ago I was converted over the world of Rhubarb.

I think it’s only fitting if each year I bring you at least one tasty Rhubarb recipe like this Rhubarb Splash!

Last year I brought you Rhubarb Muffins.



Rhubarb Splash



Sweet, and easy to make, Rhubarb Muffins make a great breakfast, snack or even a dessert.

A must try for any Rhubarb lover.

This year though, I bring you a unique rhubarb treat.

Rhubarb Splash.

The first time I whipped this up, I was sure that I would regret it.



Rhubarb Splash



My first thought was that it was going to be tart or weird tasting and of course stringy.


I was sure it was going to be a complete failure but the idea of rhubarb in a drink intrigued me.

I was quite surprised that this drink was not stringy.

Instead, the rhubarb literally dissolved when cooked and blended.



Rhubarb Splash



I was especially surprised that the rhubarb didn’t need to be strained after blending!

Talk about a magic trick!

This Rhubarb Splash has become one of the most talked about and loved drinks among our summer cupcake stand customers.

Many of which come just for this drink!

I can’t blame them.



Rhubarb Splash



My entire family is obsessed with it.

Each summer, when Rhubarb harvesting begins, we make a freezer full of the splash.

And every year we sell through almost an entire freezer full.

If you love Rhubarb, then you really have got to try this fruity Rhubarb drink!

I’m not even sure how to describe how tasty this drink is.



Rhubarb Splash



It’s sweet and fruity and the carbonation from the lemon lime soda bring it all together.

I loved it and decided at a hot dog roast at my in-laws that I had to get them to try it.

As expected, they loved it as much we did!

I then drank the rest of my stash and made a double batch.

We’ll deem it “research” as we wanted to make sure I could remember how to make it.





This was a good idea.

The recipe came out perfect again and we were able to enjoy a few more glasses of this fabulous Rhubarb Splash!

So tasty that I’m fairly certain we all had at least two helpings.

If you have rhubarb growing in your yard, despite any feelings you have towards rhubarb, good or bad, you really MUST try this drink.

It really is one of the best I’ve had and a must make!


Yield: 8 Servings

Rhubarb Splash

Cook Time 25 minutes
Inactive Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes


  • 3 cups fresh or frozen rhubarb, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 (12 ounce) can of frozen pink lemonade concentrate
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon lime soda


In a sauce pan combine rhubarb, water & sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 5 minutes or until rhubarb is soft and limp. Allow to cool for 20 minutes.
Pour cooled rhubarb mixture into a blender and blend until smooth.
Add apple juice & pink lemonade and blend again.
Pour contents into a freezable container.
Freeze for several hours or until slush like consistency.
Fill a cup 1/3 full of rhubarb mixture.
Pour lemon lime soda over rhubarb. Stir well and enjoy!



Originally Posted: May 26, 2016

Photos & Text Updated: September 17, 2018

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