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Strawberry Slush

 Strawberry Slush
"This make-ahead slush is really refreshing on hot summer days," writes Patricia Schroedl of Jefferson, Wisconsin. "Pour lemon-lime soda over scoops of the strawberry blend for a fast fruity treat that's so thick you'll have to eat it with a spoon."
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fat-free vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 package (.3 ounces) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 liters diet lemon-lime soda, chilled
  • Additional fresh strawberries, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, mash strawberries; add ice cream. In a small bowl,
  • dissolve gelatin in water; stir in lemon juice. Add to the
  • strawberry mixture and mix well. Pour into a 1-1/2-qt. freezer
  • container; cover and freeze overnight.
  • Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving. Spoon into
  • glasses; add soda. Garnish with strawberries if desired. Yield: 10
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: One 1/2-cup serving (calculated without garnish) equals 63 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 40 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit.