Homemade Italian Ice FTW
It’s always more fun to DIY. Every week, we’ll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.
It’s hot, it’s humid: Well, that’s likely the case for most of you. I live in Colorado — not in Denver where it’s 100 degrees, but up in the mountains of Summit County, where the high for today was 62.
Some day I will make it to Italy for the summer, but until then, I can make myself some Italian ice and pretend I am walking the streets of Rome. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy: It takes just minutes to prepare, and there’s no special ice cream maker required. Just use a blender or food processor, then let the freezer do the heavy lifting.
Makes 4 cups
3 cups fresh fruit of your choice
2 to 4 tablespoons honey or granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3 cups ice
Add the fruit (I used strawberries, pineapple, and blueberries), honey or sugar (I used 2 tablespoons of honey), lemon juice, and 2 cups of ice to the bowl of a food processor or a high-powered blender.
Blend the mixture until chunky, and then add the remaining cup of ice. Blend until completely smooth.