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Strawberry Italian Ice

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + freezing

Makes

5 servings

"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."

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 109 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 12mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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