Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Rita's Gelati Knock-Off
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.