Delicious Rhubarb Fluff Recipe (2024)

Delicious Rhubarb Fluff Recipe

Looking for an easy and tasty spring or summer dessert? This wonderful Rhubarb Fluff Dessert Salad uses fresh or frozen rhubarb, any flavor red jello and a few other simple ingredients!

Delicious Rhubarb Fluff

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I'm back with another fantastic rhubarb recipe!

Most people know and refer to me as the rhubarb queen! With almost 20 rhubarb recipes here on the website and so many more ideas in creation, I guess that title definitely fits!

I especially love today's recipe.

It reminds me of fluff jello salads from my childhood, but with the tangy sweet rhubarb and cream combo.

My sister and daughter both got to sample this tasty fluff dessert and they both agreed it was delicious and even had seconds!

These fluff salads are absolutely perfect for any potluck, party, BBQ, spring or summer gathering.

I have so many fond memories of eating rhubarb throughout my childhood and as soon as I purchased my home almost 7 years ago, my aunt gifted me a few rhubarb plants and they've been producing tons of rhubarb ever since!

Since I always have such an abundance of rhubarb, I just have to make and try tons of rhubarb recipes and I'm always so excited to share them here with all of you!


What is in Delicious Rhubarb Fluff?

  • Rhubarb: Rhubarb is a perennial vegetable, though it is usually used as a fruit in desserts and jams. You use only the stalks of the rhubarb plant and they have a rich, tart flavor. The leaves of the rhubarb plant are poisonous, so make sure that they are not ingested. Rhubarb contains calcium, potassium and vitamin C.
  • Heavy Cream or Whipping Cream: Heavy cream and heavy whipping cream are pretty much the same thing. Both must contain at least 36% or more milk fat. Heavy cream will whip better and hold its shape longer than whipping cream. Whipping cream, or light whipping cream, is lighter and contains around 30-35% milk fat. A common use for whipping cream is making a whipped topping for desserts. It is also used as an ingredient in recipes for soups, sauces and beverages.
  • Marshmallows: Marshmallow is a type of confectionery that is usually made from sugar, water and gelatin, then whipped to a squishy consistency. It is used as a filling in baking, or molded into shapes and coated with cornstarch. You can use store bought or try making them homemade with this recipe!

Other fluff salad dessert recipes you may like:

This recipe is ready in these steps:

  • In a large saucepan, combine rhubarb, water and sugar
  • Cook until rhubarb is tender
  • While hot, add the jello and marshmallows, mix
  • Refrigerate until cooled
  • In a large bowl, whip the cream
  • Fold into rhubarb jello mixture

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    Delicious Rhubarb Fluff

    Yield: 8 servings

    Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads



    1. In a large saucepan, combine rhubarb, water and sugar.
    2. Cook over medium heat until rhubarb is tender, about 10 minutes.
    3. While hot, add the jello and marshmallows, mix well, transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until cooled completely.
    4. In a large bowl, whip the cream with a hand mixer until peaks form.
    5. Fold into rhubarb jello mixture and refrigerate until serving.


    If using frozen rhubarb, measure rhubarb while frozen, thaw, drain excess water and use as directed.

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    Delicious Rhubarb Fluff Recipe (2024)


    What mixes well with rhubarb? ›

    Rhubarb flavor pairings:
    • any type of berries, but especially strawberries.
    • vanilla.
    • almond.
    • cardamom.
    • lemon.
    • apples.
    • mint.
    • ginger.
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    What is the best thing to do with rhubarb? ›

    Rhubarb is a truly special ingredient. With its vivid pink colour and distinctively tangy taste, it can be stewed, poached, roasted and puréed in a range of dishes as well as drinks. Use it in a comforting crumble, a classic syllabub, a fruity chutney or a zingy kebab sauce – the possibilities are endless.

    How do you make rhubarb taste better? ›

    Sweeten It: Rhubarb's natural tartness can be balanced with sugar or other sweeteners. You can make rhubarb compote, pie, or jam by simmering chopped rhubarb with sugar until it becomes tender and sweet. Adjust the amount of sugar to your taste.

    What brings out the Flavour of rhubarb? ›

    While cinnamon may be a more common spice to pair with rhubarb, citrusy, herbal cardamon lends a warm, citrusy note to a dish. A big pinch of ground cardamom can be added to any cake, pie, or compote, or you can simply add a little to the whipped cream you'll be topping your rhubarb dessert with.

    What does rhubarb do to your body? ›

    Health benefits of rhubarb may include:

    Aiding digestion. Lowering blood pressure. Reducing the risk of cancer. Reducing inflammation.

    Why shouldn't you pick rhubarb after July? ›

    Rhubarb is good to eat in spring or early summer months, so before late July, to be exact. However, during the late summer months, rhubarb stalks tend to become more fibrous and start to lose their characteristic natural flavor. So, it's better not to eat rhubarb in the late summer.

    What is not compatible with rhubarb? ›

    While members of the Brassica family, like broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, are staples in many gardens, they don't typically make good neighbors for rhubarb. The reason remains a subject of debate among gardeners, but some speculate it's due to competition for nutrients or potential soil pH clashes.

    How do you perk up rhubarb? ›

    Limp rhubarb can be perked up by standing the stems upright in chilled water for about an hour. A word of warning: rhubarb leaves are poisonous due to their relatively high oxalic acid content and must be discarded. The shredded leaves, mixed with water, were once used as an insecticide to spray over plants and bushes.

    Why do people mix strawberry and rhubarb? ›

    Rhubarb, when mixed with strawberries, gives you that sourness to balance the sweetness and the complexity.

    What is the best accompaniment for Rhubarb Gin? ›


    Always begin with your favourite gin glass and plenty of ice. Pour 50ml of Penrhos Rhubarb over the ice so the ice chills the gin. Top up with an Indian Tonic and garnish with a slice of orange.

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