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Homemade Italian Ice

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Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff

There's something about a nice, cold dessert on a hot Summer's night. That's why we partnered with Smirnoff for this post.

I love Italian Ice, which is a combination of fizzy goodness, crushed ice, and a ton of flavor. This version is finished off with a touch of infused vodka, which gives the nostalgic dessert a really delicious kick. You can play around with ingredients to create unique flavors that make for a refreshing dessert.

Watermelon-Pineapple Italian Ice

From Sarah Lipoff, POPSUGAR Food


You can swap any fruit you have on hand for the watermelon for a really fun dessert.

Homemade Italian Ice


  1. 2 cups ice
    1 cup cubed watermelon, seeds removed
    1/2 cup sparkling water
    1 ounce Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple [Link to SMIRNOFF Sourced]
    1 teaspoon superfine sugar
    Extra Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple for drizzling over finished Italian Ice


  1. Place the ice, watermelon, sparkling water, and Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple in a blender.
  2. Pulse on high until the ice is fine and resembles coarse sand.
  3. Scoop into a glass and drizzle with more Smirnoff Sourced Pineapple, and garnish with a watermelon wedge.
  4. Serve immediately.
    Image Source: POPSUGAR Photography / Sarah Lipoff
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