Rocco DiSpirito’s Instant Italian Ice

Rocco DiSpirito’s Instant Italian Ice
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Instant Italian Ice

This Italian ice is a quick and easy recipe the whole family can enjoy. Natural fruit flavors are the star of the dish, and the use of stevia and agave make it a healthy, low-sugar way to enjoy dessert. 

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4
Servings
69
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • packets stevia, such as Stevia in the Raw
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  xanthan gum
  • 2  Tablespoons  raw agave nectar
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  lemon juice
  • 1  Tablespoon  water
  • 2  Cups  still-frozen unsweetened strawberries

Directions

In a small bowl, mix the stevia and xanthan gum together and set aside.

Pour the agave, lemon juice, and water into a high-powered blender. Cover the blender and blend until the ingredients are well combined. Add the stevia and xanthan mixture to the blender. Cover the blender again and blend the ingredients on low until the mixture is well combined, about 10 seconds. Turn off the blender.

Add the still-frozen strawberries to the blender. Cover and blend on high while pushing the strawberries down into the blade with the wand until the mixture is smooth but still frozen, about 5 to 10 seconds.

Spoon the strawberry ice into paper cups or chilled bowls and serve it immediately. This ice will stay fresh and tasty, tightly covered, in the freezer for up to a month. If it is too hard after freezing, simply temper in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving or put in the microwave on high for 5 to 10 seconds until just soft enough to scoop.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
15g
12%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
42mg
56%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
20mg
2%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
19µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
12mg
4%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
16mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
5mg
0%
Water
98g
4%

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Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Italian Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

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