Italian Ice

Total Time:
20 min
20 min

10 to 12 servings

  • 3 cups raspberry syrup (recommended: Torani)
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 5 pounds crushed ice (about 6 ice trays)
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Combine the syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and mint in a small pitcher. Place in the refrigerator to chill.

  • Shave the ice by placing 2 to 3 cups crushed ice at a time in a food processor and running the machine until the ice is finely shaved. Store shaved ice in a large re-sealable plastic bag in the freezer for up to 1 day.

  • Place 1 1/2 cups of crushed ice in a serving dish. Pour 3 to 4 tablespoons of the syrup mixture over the ice. Serve immediately.

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This is not Italian ice and is not even close to being Italian ice!  I will post one soon that is the most generic recipe.  My advice for people who want Italian Ice is to invest in a quality gelato maker.  In this way, you can make Sherbets, Sorbets, Gelato, Fruit Slushy and Ices.<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Though this is a great recipie. I wanted to note that the way it is prepared in this recipie it is not "italian ice" but shaved ice. To be Italian ice it would not use ice and shave it, but water would be added to the ingredients and it would be frozen in an ice cream maker. And this combination would make a great Italian ice! Italian ice is actually more like ice cream than shaved ice. Most people would not know, They are just looking for a fun summer treat, and this is definatly a great recipie for a fun summer treat item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe is easy and delicious, great for experienced or non-experienced cooks item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love snow cones, so these were an instant favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
TO DIE FOR item not reviewed by moderator and published

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