Thursday, August 19, 2010

Thursday Recipe

Strawberry Italian Ice


1 cup sugar (Or Splenda :) )

3/4 cup water

1 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel

2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel

1-1/2 teaspoons finely shredded lime peel

1/3 cup orange juice

3 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons lime juice

4 cups sliced fresh strawberries


1. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, water, and peels. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes. Cool slightly. Strain and discard peels. Stir in orange, lemon, and lime juices.
2. In a blender container or food processor bowl combine half of the juice mixture and half of the strawberries. Cover and blend or process with several on/off turns or until nearly smooth (leave some small chunks of strawberries). Transfer to a 2-quart freezer container. Repeat with remaining juice mixture and strawberries. Cover and freeze 6 hours or overnight, stirring once after freezing for 3 hours.
3. To serve, scrape across frozen mixture with a large spoon and place into individual serving dishes (if mixture is too firm, let stand at room temperature 20 to 30 minutes). Makes 8 servings.
What's your favorite flavor of ice cream?


  1. Chocolate! With Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie coming in 2nd and 3rd. And if anyone out there is ever in the Buckeye State in the central Ohio area, stop by a place called Graeters! The creamiest ice cream you will ever taste!

  2. French Vanilla. Love it plain or with the topping du jour... current favourite being a spoonful of peanut butter melted together with a handful of chocolate chips. Yum!!

    Your Strawberry Italian Ice sounds impressive... a great hot weather dessert to serve company.

  3. Oh I love this! I often feel when I'm eating very sweet watermelon that it's the Lords natural sorbet. Yum! AS for ice cream I LOVE chocolate peanut butter. The darker the better.