5 from 2 votes
Tipsy Rhubarb Ice Cream Soda
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Simple Syrup Cool Time
1 hr
Total Time
25 mins

This Tipsy Rhubarb Ice Cream Soda takes a brilliantly pink rhubarb simple syrup and combines it with vodka, vanilla ice cream, and soda water for a delightful summer treat.

Course: Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ice cream soda recipe, rhubarb simple syrup
Servings: 2 drinks
Author: Sues
  • 4 oz. rhubarb simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 4 oz. vodka
  • 4 small scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Soda water
Rhubarb Simple Syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cups chopped rhubarb
  1. Divide simple syrup and vodka between two glasses and then add two small scoops of ice cream to each.

  2. Fill the rest of the glasses all the way up with soda water. Serve with straws.

Rhubarb Simple Syrup
  1. In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, water, and chopped rhubarb to a boil.

  2. Lower heat and let mixture simmer for about 10 minutes, until sugar is dissolved and mixture has thickened a bit.

  3. Remove saucepan from heat and strain the syrup into a heat-proof bowl. Press down on the mushy rhubarb to extract as much liquid as possible from it. Dispose of rhubarb mush or eat it like applesauce! Put syrup in the fridge to let it cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to leave the vodka out of this ice cream soda if you prefer.