Saturday, June 25, 2011

Mmmmmmm.... Strawberry Daiquiri Italian Ices

Sorry I've been stingy with posting this week. We have a wonderful and hilarious cousin visiting from Switzerland--by way of Sicily--and I've been spending some quality time with her. Not to mention that our summer is filled up with hundreds (ok, tens) of BBQs. My Swiss/Italian cousin actually commented that BBQs are the true American pastime, and I think she's got a point there!

Speaking of BBQs, I've got one coming up tomorrow and I volunteered to make Strawberry Daiquiri Italian ices. What are these magical-sounding ices you ask? Just ask Martha Stewart (its her recipe--and such a simple and delicious recipe it is!)

1 pound strawberries (4 cups), rinsed and hulled
2/3 cup light rum (*Rockland Mother used Captain Morgan Spice Rum!) 
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
Pinch of coarse salt
Garnish: strawberries

Puree strawberries, rum, water, sugar, lime juice, and salt in a blender until smooth. Divide among 14 3-ounce paper cups ( Freeze on a rimmed baking sheet for at least 5 hours. Garnish with strawberries.

I forgot to buy small cups for the ices, so I simply poured the whole mixture into a metal bowl and let it chill in the freezer overnight. I was sure to stir it a couple times too just to make sure the alcohol didn't all sink to the bottom. I also made 1 1/2 times the recipe and cut back on the sugar because my strawberries were sweet and I wanted a tarter ice. End result: very (berry?) delicious. (I'm not certain why the commenter on says her ices came out tasting like chemicals... unless maybe it was her water or the strawberries she used? Be sure to taste your fresh ingredients folks!)

Martha also has recipes for Mojito Ices and Margarita Ices--yum! Make them the next time you're feeling American and firing up the BBQ!


  1. Adding strawberries can make it more delicious. Thanks a lot for that recipe. It's great that you've shared it to us.

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  2. I tried this on the weekend and it was wonderful. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  3. Great recipe, it sounds so health. Thanks.

  4. I tried different types of fruits and it turned out great. Thank you for the idea.
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  5. I made this for my mom and she loves it very much, we now do this once a week. Thanks.

  6. Good thing you shared the recipe to us. It'll be a good idea to try it. My kids would definitely love it.
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  7. This will surely quench your thirst on a hot day, thank you for sharing.