Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

A classic & delicious Italian dessert. It is very light, so it is good after a heavy meal. Serves 4

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, dissolve sugar in water.
  2. Add fruit juice, strawberries, or chocolate.
  3. If adding fruit juice, let stand 5 minutes, then strain out rind.
  4. Pour mixture into freezing tray & freeze, stirring frequently until mixture is thick & mushy.
  5. Serve in chilled champagne glasses with appropriate garnish.
Most Helpful

Love this recipe. If you add a package of Kool-Aid to the mixture you get popsicles. I let the mixture freeze first in a bowl and then gave it a quick blend in the blender or KitchenAid. Then poured it into popsicle molds and refroze it. Perfect Popsicles everytime.

Jodi Marie in Chicagoland October 14, 2008

My brother and I make this recipe all of the time using limes, and one key ingredient is using the peel of the citrus fruit for a burst of flavor with the lemon/lime Italian ice. It is a favorite with everyone and refreshing during the summer. Now I am going to try it with strawberries as you have presented. Thank you for sharing a tried and true classic.

Blue Peacock July 17, 2008

Thank you for this recipe! Since moving to the west coast, we have missed the Italian Ice we had so often in Philadelphia - now we can have it all the time. This is so simple and so great. Thanks for sharing!

pattikay in L.A. April 26, 2008