Strawberries…a sweet and juicy burst of delight!  Recently, Jeff brought home way too many for us to eat from one of his sweet employees at the plant.  They are always sending him home with fresh farm eggs, strawberries, blackberries (my favorite), but sometimes there is just too much for the two of us and I have to figure out what to do with them all!

I was in the mood to celebrate my blog hitting 2500 followers so I decided what better way to treat my self along with Amelia and Walker than a good strawberry ice!

I went on an internet search to come up with a recipe that I already had all the ingredients for and saw Food Network Magazine’s recipe.  I was fired up!  One of my favorite childhood memories was waiting for the Icee Truck to come through the neighborhood with the crazy music playing and I couldn’t wait for Amelia and Walker to taste this icy treat!

Strawberry Italian Ice from the Food Network Magazine
Strawberry Italian Ice from the Food Network Magazine

 

Ingredients
3 cups halved strawberries or chopped pineapple (I used all strawberries)
2 tablespoons sugar (I ended up using 3 tablespoons because my strawberries weren’t as sweet this time)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Directions
My Ingredients
My Ingredients

Blend the fruit, sugar, honey and lemon juice with 2 cups ice in a food processor or blender until chunky.

Ingredients in the blender and ready to go!
Ingredients in the blender and ready to go!
Add another 1 cup ice and blend until completely smooth.Pour the mixture into a shallow baking dish and freeze 30 minutes.

Liquified and into the dish it goes...ready for the freezer
Liquified and into the dish it goes…ready for the freezer

Scrape the ice with a fork until slushy, then freeze until firm, about 2 more hours.

She is ready!
She is ready!

Scoop into paper cups.  (I put the kids in children-friendly cups and had mine in a colorful wine glass).

Strawberry Italian Ice
Strawberry Italian Ice…My result!
Amelia
Amelia

 

Walker
Walker

As you can tell from their reactions, this was a hit!

Bottom Line:  This will take you back to red-lipped, head freezing childhood memories and I loved it! 

Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/italian-ice-recipe.html?oc=linkback

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