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Frosty Lemon-Strawberry Dessert

"This fun frosty treat came from a very dear friend who was a great cook. I think of her whenever I make it. It’s so simple, cool and refreshing on a hot summer day. You can also add fresh blueberries for a beautiful red-white-and-blue patriotic showstopper!" —Gail Marshall, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 quart fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Place strawberries in a food processor; cover and process until pureed. Transfer to a large bowl; add the ice cream, lemonade concentrate and lemon zest. Beat until blended.
  • Pour into an ungreased 13x9-in. dish. Cover and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before serving.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 194 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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    • ybishop
      Jun 6, 2014

      To keep it on the more heathy side we added frozen yogurt instead of ice cream and reduced the lemonade.

    • Jreesor
      Jun 5, 2014

      I used frozen yogurt instead of the icecream. It was good, but I have better icecream desserts and summer treats recipes. I probably would not make it again.

    • SusanMarie1956
      Jun 5, 2014

      I made this for a large group of people at a party! They all LOVED IT !!!~ Susan

    • leftyk
      Jun 3, 2014

      I THINK I'LL MAKE IT NEXT TIME REPLACING ICE CREAM WITH LOW-SUGAR WHIPPED TOPPING AND 1/2 CAN OF LEMONADE TO MAKE IT MORE DIABETIC FRIENDLY

    • amberdog
      Jun 1, 2014

      Little disappointed, not my idea of light!

    • slmarcial
      Jun 8, 2013

      This was great, had rave reviews. As always I never follow the recipe exactly but adjust it to match our taste. This will be a future favorite for sure!!!

    • Mrs_T
      Jun 27, 2012

      My 9-year-old granddaughter and I made this for company this past weekend. It came out very good -- the weather was uncomfortably hot but this treat was just the refreshing dessert we needed. I used thawed frozen strawberries (whole unsweetened ones I had frozen myself last year) instead of fresh ones and it worked perfectly. I didn't have any fresh strawberries to use as a garnish the first time I served this, so used some real whipped cream instead. The second time I served it (to different guests) I used the whipped cream and topped with 3 or 4 fresh strawberries. Everyone enjoyed this dessert. My husband thought it was a little bit nicer if it thawed for 15 minutes before serving, rather than the 10 minutes suggested in the recipe.

    • randolph5
      Jul 31, 2011

      Yummy!! Was a little tart. I think the sweetness is dependent on the fresh berries. Next time I will add a little sugar.

    • mzardkan
      Aug 2, 2010

      I made this for my Persian friends and family and they said that it tasted like a Persian treat called "Alaska".

    • cathykl52
      Jul 16, 2010

      I used 1/2 qt. bag frozen blueberries and 1/2 qt. bag frozen raspberries. Everything else was the same. Was very easy and quick to make and tasted great. Served it with whipped cream and cookies.