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Strawberry Italian Ice

"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."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    5 servings


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fruit.

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  • Elayne
    Jul 8, 2020

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  • Jon
    Feb 9, 2020

    We used cranberry concentrate and it was delicious. Hard to find healthy desserts after a heart attack.

  • shortbreadlover
    Mar 22, 2015

    i am always looking for great summer desserts. i loved this one it did not have a ton of added sugar . the idea of fresh strawberries is a wonderful way to get added fruits and veggies into your diet.

  • gory
    Jul 11, 2012

    my family loved it. I loved that there was no sugar added.

  • Michell408
    Apr 21, 2010

    Fabulous light dessert. Makes good popsicles, too.