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13 Homemade Italian Ice Recipes to Cool You Off

Enjoy your summer the Mediterranean way with these Italian ice recipes

Isn’t that just a snow cone? Close, but not really. 

Think of Italian ice as a type of snow cone. But the flavors are blended together instead of poured on top.

The ice crystals are much finer and you won’t get left with plain ice after sipping away all of the flavor. 

Sweet Homemade Strawberry Italian Ice
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These Italian ice recipes will keep you cool all summer and you won’t even need fancy equipment to make them. 

Keep these Italian ice recipes in the freezer for a cold treat whenever you need it!

1. Strawberry Mango Italian Ice

This recipe for Italian ice is full of fresh fruit flavors. 

You only need four ingredients for this simple recipe. Start with strawberries and mangos.

Then, add a little bit of lime juice to add some tartness and a little bit of honey to balance it out. 

Put all of the fruit into a blender with some ice and blend until it’s smooth.

Once it’s slightly frozen, you can scrape it with a fork and put it back into the freezer. 

This method gives it a fantastic texture. This frozen and fruity dessert is perfect for summer. 

2. Red White and Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats

This dessert cocktail is beautiful, festive, and tasty!

This recipe is super easy. Just use any Italian ice that you can find in the store. Scoop it into small scoops so that it will fit nicely in a glass. 

Just top off the glasses with Champagne (or lemon-lime soda for the young ones) and enjoy!

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This is a great treat for an Independence Day party or you can use other flavors for any celebration.

3. Lemon Italian Ice

Lemon Italian ice is a traditional flavor. It’s such a refreshing flavor in the Summer and is easily loved by all. 

Lemon is a sweet yet tart flavor and it makes a delicious Italian ice. You only need a few simple ingredients for this recipe. 

After just a few hours of freezing time, you have a fantastic frozen treat that you can keep in the freezer to enjoy on those especially hot days. 

4. 2-Ingredient Italian Ice Margaritas

The only thing better than an ice-cold margarita on a hot day is an icy margarita.

These Italian ice margaritas are the perfect cocktail for any party. 

The only two ingredients you need for this super simple cocktail are Italian ice and tequila. It’s really that simple but unbelievably delicious. 

These icy cocktails are so simple that you’ll be able to spend more time sipping and less time bartending. 

5. Blackberry Mint Italian Ice

This Italian ice recipe is so good. I love the deep berry flavor with a hint of mint. 

The dark berries give this dessert a fruity and slightly tart flavor that is so crave-able.

However, if you don’t have any blackberries on hand, you can use any berry. 

Fresh mint is so important to this recipe. It gives a nice cooling effect that keeps the dessert from being overwhelmingly sweet. 

6. Mango Italian Ice

This recipe for Italian ice feels extra special. It’s full of mango flavor and is absolutely delicious. 

The mango flavor of this Italian ice is delightful. The tartness from the lime adds some contrast to the sweet mango. 

I think this recipe is even more fun since it’s frozen in individual serving dishes.

It makes it easy to serve and would be perfect for a summer dinner party. 

7. Grape Pineapple Italian Ice

This Italian ice is not only delicious but can be made with only fresh fruit and ice. 

You only need three simple ingredients for this fruity and flavorful frozen treat. All you need is grape juice, pineapple juice, and ice. 

The grape juice is a naturally tart and deep flavor and pineapple is refreshing and sweet.

This Italian ice recipe is perfect to enjoy all Summer long. 

This recipe is kid-friendly and adults will love it, too!

8. Watermelon Italian Ice

Watermelon is a refreshing fruit on its own, but turn it into an icy dessert and you have a spectacular summer treat. 

This dairy-free dessert is sure to keep you cool on warm days, and the watermelon flavor is so tasty. 

This recipe also has lemon juice and lemon zest, which really enhances the watermelon.

This Italian ice recipe is so refreshing and perfect for warm weather. 

9. Peanut Butter Italian Ice

This unique Italian ice recipe is surprisingly delicious. It’s both creamy, and icy with a slightly salty flavor. 

This recipe only calls for four ingredients, and it’s super simple to make.

Use coconut milk to make this Italian ice nice and creamy. Plus, the peanut butter makes it even more decadent. 

The flavor is enhanced even more by a splash of vanilla and a touch of honey. This Italian ice is perfect for any peanut butter lover. 

10. Peach Italian Ice

Peach Italian ice is sweet and icy with a distinct peach flavor. This recipe actually has two versions of peach ice.

One recipe uses white peaches and a hint of lemon juice. The other uses yellow peaches and has lemon juice and a spicy kick of ginger. 

Both recipes involve making a homemade peach juice that is just divine. It really gives this Italian ice a beautiful peach flavor. 

These Italian ice recipes are both fantastic. They’re flavorful, fruity, and they’ll be your favorite all summer long. 

11. Chocolate Cream Italian Ice

This chocolate cream Italian ice is creamy, rich, and delightful.

It has all of the qualities of a delicious Italian ice with the flavor of chocolate ice cream. 

This recipe is also low-carb, low-sugar, and gluten-free, so it’s a great way to enjoy a sweet treat while watching your diet. 

Despite the reduced sugar, this dessert definitely doesn’t fall behind on the tasty scale.

This creamy frozen treat will have you hoarding it all for yourself. 

12. Coffee Italian Ice

You only need three ingredients for this simple recipe. If you love coffee, especially the iced variety, you have to try this dessert. 

This recipe is pretty simple to make too. If you have any kind of ice cream maker, you’ll be able to whip this up in no time.

Just boil some sugar and water together before adding coffee extract. Then, let it chill before you add it to the ice cream maker to churn. 

13. Banana Pineapple Italian Ice

The combination of banana and pineapple isn’t a very common one but it is a very delicious one. 

You will need crushed pineapple and bananas of course. But you will also need apple juice, lemon juice, mint, and vanilla bean paste. 

I’m not kidding when I say this recipe is spectacular. 

13 Homemade Italian Ice Recipe Collection

Take a trip to Italy with these homemade Italian ice recipes! From strawberry to lemon to watermelon, you just can’t beat these cool treats.


  • Strawberry Mango Italian Ice

  • Red White and Blue Italian Ice Champagne Floats

  • Lemon Italian Ice

  • 2 -Ingredient Italian Ice Margaritas

  • Blackberry Mint Italian Ice

  • Mango Italian Ice

  • Grape Pineapple Italian Ice

  • Watermelon Italian Ice

  • Peanut Butter Italian Ice

  • Peach Italian Ice

  • Chocolate Cream Italian Ice

  • Coffee Italian Ice

  • Banana Pineapple Italian Ice


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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