Thursday, July 14, 2011

Strawberry Italian Ice

The Farm Chicks is featuring Straweberry Week this week and Serena is asking her fans to share strawberry recipes. This recipe is by Jamie Parchman. It was a $400.00 winning recipe in Better Homes and Gardens in 2002. I've been making this every summer since I discovered it. It is so good!

1 cup suger
3/4 cup water
1 Tbsp finely shredded orange peel
2 tsp. finely shredded lemon peel
1 1/2 tsp. finely shredded lime peel
1/3 cup orange juice
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. lime juice
4 cups sliced fresh strawberries

In a medium saucepan combine sugar, water and peels. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Cool slightly, then strain and discard peels. Stir in orange, lemon and lime juices.
In a blender or food processor combine half of the juice mixture and half of the strawberries. Cover and blend until nearly smooth. Transfer to a 2-quart freezer container. Repeat with the remaining juice mixture and strawberries. Cover and freeze at least 6 hours, stirring once after freezing for 3 hours.
I'm sorry I don't have a photo of the final product, but I ate it all! This year our Puyallup Valley strawberries are extra sweet. So I froze enough to make 2 more double batches. I hope you try this - you will love it.

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