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Strawberry Italian Ice Recipe
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Strawberry Italian Ice Recipe

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"We discovered Italian ice about a year ago, and it has become a family favorite," reports Jay Hansen of Winter Haven, Florida. "The recipes I found, however, required quite a bit of sugar, so I developed my own version using fresh strawberries, fruit juice concentrate and a hint of lemon."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3/4 cup thawed unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
  • Fresh mint, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 109 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.


  1. In a blender, combine the apple juice concentrate, lemon juice and strawberries; cover and process until blended. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square dish. Cover and freeze for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until partially set.
  2. Spoon into a large bowl; beat on medium speed for 1-1/2 minutes. Return to dish; freeze for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with mint if desired. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Italian Ice in Light & Tasty June/July 2002, p52

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"i am always looking for great summer desserts. i loved this one it did not have a ton of added sugar . the idea of fresh strawberries is a wonderful way to get added fruits and veggies into your diet."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"my family loved it. I loved that there was no sugar added."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"Fabulous light dessert. Makes good popsicles, too."

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