Italian ice is a summertime frozen treat. In the heat of the summer, you usually notice Italian ice carts out and about, selling them to cool off the kids. It is nothing but flavored ice, but is smooth and sweet. The favorite flavors seem to be lemon, strawberry, and chocolate. Italian ice should never contain any non-dairy creamer and always is made with pure cane sugar.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in light corn syrup and lemon juice.

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  • Allow to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  • Divide cooled mixture amongst 3 plastic containers and freeze for 1 hour. Scrape ice crystals with a fork and return to freezer until ice is semi-frozen, 1 to 2 hours, scraping ice crystals every 30 minutes.

  • Scoop Italian ice into small serving cups or cones and serve.

Cook's Note:

In place of lemon, add 2 or more cups of any sliced fruit. Cherries, strawberries and watermelon are great or add chocolate to make the greatest chocolate ices.

Nutrition Facts

184 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 49.9g; sodium 36.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews

Rating: 4 stars
06/06/2021
This is good, but super sweet. I think all that corn syrup made it taste like lemonade concentrate. Fun recipe to try though. I added some yellow food coloring. Read More