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Refreshing Cranberry Ice

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + freezing


7 cups

This slightly tangy treat tops off a big holiday meal in a refreshing way...and its dark pink color adds a festive look to any table! :My grandma used to make it each year, and the grandkids would fight over who got the last of it," shares Natalie Berg from her home in Midland, Michigan.


  • 4 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 3 cups water
  • 1-1/8 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. In a large saucepan, bring cranberries and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, over medium heat until the berries pop. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a bowl, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, strain cranberries through a food mill into a large bowl, discard seeds and skin. Add the sugar, orange juice, lemon juice and softened gelatin; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir in cream. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Cover and freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm.

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