Taste Tested: Rose & Rhubarb Palettas

Sunny skies call for perfectly pink popsicles — and at this time of year, that means they’re sporting that rose-ish hue thanks to one of spring’s first crops: rhubarb!


“I’m a year-round, no-hold-bars, head out in a blizzard, fan of ice cream. A�At any given time, I’ve got 3 different pints in my freezer, just in case. A�That being said though, nothing screams summer sun like popsicles! A�I used to think popsicles were made by a guy named peat and came in flavours like ‘red’… but a couple summers ago, the booming artisan popsicle trend changed my mind. A�Between Augie’s Ice Pops and the guys at La Carnitas churning out crazy concoctions like Yuzu Sour Cherry and Key Lime Pie–with a crust!–it’s easy to see why. A�These rhubarb & rose popsicles are typical my first of the season. When I whip them up, all my friends know it’s officially sunshine season!”


Recipe: Rose & Rhubarb Palettas

Summary: We like a paletta with lots of flavour, but feel free to up the water in this recipe if you want to stretch it or tone it down!


  • 5 cups chopped Ontario rhubarb
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons Forbes Wild Foods Rose Syrup
  • 2 cups water or juice


  1. Put the rhubarb and sugarin a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer covered until the rhubarb is meltingly soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add rose syrup.
  3. Let the mixture cool.
  4. Pour into your preferred popsicle molds.
  5. Cover and place in freezer. Freeze until the popsicles are frozen solid.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 25 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 8

About Taste Tested

From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. WithA�?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing outA�their favourites of the season. A�Come discover what�s on our table � literally!

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