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!)
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 MarthaStewart.com 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!