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Rhubarb Juice

Rhubarb Juice

- Contributed by Produce Preservation Trainer, Jacqueline Montgomery

Rhubarb juice makes a lovely refreshing beverage. Jacquie makes this juice in large batches and freezes for summer enjoyment!


  • 8 Cups diced rhubarb

  • 3 Cups water

  • 1/2 Cup sugar (or more to your desired taste)


  1. Combine rhubarb, water and sugar in a large saucepan (can double, triple, etc.).
  2. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until rhubarb is very soft.
  3. Strain in chinois (strainer) and discard pulp.
You can freeze at this point or mix with lemonade concentrate to make punch, or make 1 cup of your own fresh squeezed lemonade.
  4. Divide into three 2-cup containers and freeze.
To Serve:
  • Place contents of one container in a larger pitcher. Add 1 cup water and 1 can club soda or lemon-lime carbonated beverage. Serve over ice for a delicious Rhubarb Punch.

  • Original recipe makes 5 cups.

BC Food Processors Association offers food preservation workshops and resources to teach British Columbians how to preserve their home grown bounty for year round enjoyment. Their website is a great resource for food preserving tips including canning, freezing, drying, harvesting, and cold storage.

The Produce Preservation Program offers workshops often based on what produce is available;  for example, pickled asparagus workshop could be scheduled around the availability of local asparagus. For more information, please visit their website: http://www.preserveproduce.ca/