Great Depression Cooking with Italian Cook Clara – Italian Ice

Great Depression Cooking with Italian Cook Clara

Making Italian Ice

Italian ice, also known as water ice (particularly in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley), is a sweetened frozen dessert made with fruit (often from concentrates, juices or purées) or other natural or artificial food flavorings, similar to sorbet. Italian ice is not shaved ice that is flavored; rather, it is made by the same process by which ice cream is made: freezing the ingredients while mixing them.

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Italian ice is similar to sorbet but differs from American-style sherbet in that it does not contain dairy or egg ingredients, though it may contain egg white. Common flavors include blue raspberry, cherry, lemon, mango, orange, strawberry, and watermelon, with numerous other flavors available.

Great Depression Cooking with Clara

Granita, a Sicilian preparation made of partially frozen water, flavorings, and sometimes sugar

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