Strawberry Lemonade Italian Ice

This fruity sweet frozen treat is the perfect snack on a hot summer’s day.





Serves: Serves 6

Serving Size: ½ cup per serving

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons low-calorie sweetener
  • 1 1/2 pounds ripe strawberries (about 6 cups), hulled and halved
  • 5 cups ice


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and sugar until the sugar is almost dissolved.
  2. In a food processor or blender, process the strawberries and the lemon juice mixture until the strawberries are puréed.
  3. Add the ice. Process until the mixture is completely smooth.
  4. Pour into a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish. Freeze for 30 minutes. Using a spoon, scrape along the edge of the dish, pushing the outer frozen chunks into the middle of the dish. Using the back of the spoon, spread the ice into an even layer. Freeze for 30 minutes. Repeat the scraping process. Freeze for 1 hour.
  5. Using a spoon, scoop the ice into serving cups.
Cook’s Tip: For variety, substitute the strawberries with other fruits, such as mango, peaches, or pineapple.
Cook’s Tip: The riper and sweeter the strawberries are, the less sugar will be needed. Before whisking the lemon juice and sweetener together, taste a strawberry to determine its sweetness. If it’s super sweet, you can decrease the amount of sweetener.
Cook’s Tip: To store leftovers, spoon the Italian ice into a large resealable bag. Place the bag flat in the freezer. To eat, let the Italian ice thaw on the countertop for at least 15 minutes. Using a spoon, break up the Italian ice into bite-size chunks.


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Nutrition Facts

Calories 44
Total Fat 0.5g
    Saturated Fat 0.0g
    Trans Fat 0.0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
    Dietary Fiber 2g
    Sugars 7g
    Added Sugar 1g
Protein 1g