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Jul 10, 2009 12:38 PM

Rhubarb ice cream?

Any suggestions on where I can find rhubarb ice cream in the DC area?

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  1. I had a friend who was a science writer. Once for a piece on ice cream that he did, he interviewed one of the Baskin-Robbins developers and one of the questions he asked was "What was the most difficult flavor you've made?" He said it was rhubarb, because there's absolutely nothing in rhubarb that's chemically compatible with anything in ice cream. Basically what they had to do was take the rhubarb apart, remove everything that makes it taste like rhubarb and synthesize the flavor to put back into the pieces of stalk.

    So, if it's available at all, it may taste different from other rhubarb ice cream you've had.

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    1. re: MikeR

      I know Pitango Gelato had it at their Baltimore location, and they just opened in DC, I would check there.

      1. re: MikeR

        Yes, Pitango Gelato does serve it in the DC location and it's quite refreshing and mild.