Looking for a guilt-free, sugar-free dessert to enjoy during these hot summer days? Look no further than this super easy Italian ice recipe featuring Sparkling Ice.
This post was sponsored by Sparkling Ice as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
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Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a HUGE fan of Sparkling Ice. Since starting my fitness journey, Sparkling Ice has been a staple in my regime. Sparkling Ice is made up of 18 fizzy, fruity flavors, with a splash of juice and colors and flavors from natural sources. Did I mention that Sparkling Ice contains ZERO sugar plus vitamins and antioxidants?
All the reasons why it was the perfect beverage to use to make my easy, sugar-free Italian ice. Italian ice is one of my favorite desserts to enjoy on a hot summer day. However, most Italian ice is filled with sugar and other artificial ingredients.
That said, I’m so excited to share this quick and easy Sparkling Ice recipe with you!
It literally takes minutes to whip up and it’s the perfect quick treat to grab when you’re craving something sweet yet wanting to stay on track with your goals.
Here’s what you need to make this yummy Kiwi Strawberry Italian Ice:
+ Sparkling Ice Kiwi Strawberry
+ Fresh Strawberries
+ Lemon Juice
As you guys know, I love recipes with 5 or fewer ingredients – and this recipe only calls for three!
First, head over to your local Walmart and grab a Sparkling Ice 12-count variety pack! Besides the fact that there are so many delicious flavors, when you buy any Sparkling Ice products in Walmart stores, you receive double the points via Sparkling Ice Rewards through mid-August – plus, you can also be entered for a chance to win a $250 Walmart gift card.
While there are many flavor combinations to choose from, the Kiwi Strawberry combo is hands-down my favorite!
Making the Italian ice is easy but there are a few things to keep in mind as you go:
Be sure to dice the strawberries beforehand so that they break down easier when you puree them, and as a result, provides a smoother consistency.
There will be a carbonated foam at the top of the mixture when you pour it into your baking dish. It’s simply a result of the lemon juice and Sparkling Ice and will be fine after you scrape the top (more on that within the recipe below).
Italian ice has a unique texture, so when removing your mixture from the freezer, be sure to let it sit for 5-8 minutes to ensure that you get the perfect consistency.
There you have it!
A delicious Italian Ice recipe made with Sparkling Ice. Remember, you can use any flavor combination to make this Italian ice. Every Sparkling Ice flavor is delicious so you can’t go wrong no matter which flavor you choose.
So without further ado, scroll down to grab the recipe and I hope that you enjoy this delicious, sugar-free Italian ice made with Sparkling Ice.
- 2 cups of Kiwi Strawberry Sparkling Ice
- 1 cup of diced strawberries
- 2 tbsp of lemon juice
- Add the Kiwi Sparkling Ice, diced strawberries, and lemon juice into a blender and blend for 40-60 seconds.
- Using a strainer, pour the mixture into a small baking dish or freezer-safe container and freeze for 45 minutes.
- After 45 minutes, remove the mixture from the freezer and scrape the top with a fork until you achieve a slushy like texture.
- Stir again & add the mixture back into the freezer and freeze for at least 3 hours.
- Remove from the freezer and let the mixture sit for at least 10 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy your Italian ice as is OR for a smoother, less crystalized consistency place the frozen mixture into the blender and pulse until you get your desired consistency.
- Scoop your Italian ice into small bowls and enjoy!
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