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Italian Ice ~ Less Calories, All the Flavor
Who doesn’t love an amazing Italian Ice in the heat of the summer to cool you off? Sometimes you can get them at fairs and carnivals, or maybe a local ice cream shop has them, or something similar. Now you can make them at home, with less calories, thanks to stevia! This wonderful little sweetener comes from the leaf of the stevia plant, which you can even grow at home! I crush some of these fantastic leaves in my tea and lemonade all summer, giving them a boost of natural sweetness, minus the calories of sugar!
Easy and Quick, Italian Ice in Minutes!
With the aid of a great blender, you’ll have Italian Ice in minutes! You can also make this up in larger batches and freeze it, serving it up with a splash of a lemon-lime soda for a fizzy twist. For parties, I’ll add a splash of vodka or white rum for the adults, making this a great refresher beverage. And, if you’re not worried about the calories, you can use regular sugar too! This is such a versatile recipe!
- 2 lemons, juiced and seeds removed
- 1 T stevia
- 2 C ice
- Add the ingredients to the jar of a blender.
- Pulse until the ice cubes are slushed.
- Serve immediately or freeze for later.
Not a Fan of Lemon? Try Strawberry or Peach!
Grab some fresh or frozen strawberries or peaches for this fantastic drink! I love having peach Italian Ice in the freezer for the end of a great day. I can sit out on the back porch, wait for the grill to cook the perfect burger and watch the sun set with my peach Italian Ice. It truly is the perfect ending to the perfect day!
2 lemons, juiced and seeds removed
1 T stevia
2 C ice
Add the ingredients to the jar of a blender.
Pulse until the ice cubes are slushed.
Serve immediately or freeze for later.
Celebrate summer now! Make a batch of Italian Ice and sip your way to Italy.