Merciful God, You are great in compassion and Your tenderness for us is without measure. We ask You to give us today our daily bread, and also provide for the needs of all of Your hungry children around the world. Through Christ Your Son and Our Lord. Amen.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rita's Gelati Knock-Off


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We are huge fans of Rita's Ice at our house. It's frequently a treat in the afternoons during the summer, but even with my "frequent buyer" card, it's pretty pricey to eat regularly. One our favorite flavors is Fruit Punch, so I recently tried something at home to make a quick and much less expensive
Gelati -- what Rita's calls their half fruit ice, half custard treat.

I bought a jug of Hawaiian Punch, chilled it, and poured about three cups into my ice cream maker. In about 15 minutes, I had Hawaiian Punch slush. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream it was almost just like Rita's. The flavor of the Hawaiian Punch was a little different than Rita's flavor, but the texture was just right. I'm looking forward to trying this with other flavors -- maybe lemonade, or cherry juice, or grape juice, or blue raspberry punch... Yum.


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1 comment:

Sara said...

my kids would love that!