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Many thanks to The Hidden Gardens Cultural Cookery Group for this delicious recipe.


4 large stalks of rhubarb
1 orange
1 star anise
3 cardamom pods
8 tablespoon sugar (or to taste)
1 pot natural unsweetened yogurt (425g)
2 pints milk
1 pinch of salt


Clean and chop the rhubarb and put it in a pan with the juice and grated rind of an orange, along with the star anise, cardamom and sugar. Simmer over a low heat with the lid on for 5-10 minutes or until the rhubarb is tender.

Remove the star anise and the cardamom pods, and chill the mixture in a fridge.

Put the rhubarb mixture, yoghurt, milk, ice and salt into a large bowl and blend them together (with a hand held blender).

Taste for sweetness and add more milk or sugar if required.