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Strawberry Mango Italian Ice

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This past week was spring break for my kids, although you wouldn’t know it by our weather. With snow on the ground and extremely low temps for this time of year (highs in the 20’s, I kid you not) I thought I’d bring spring to us in the form of this easy Strawberry Mango Italian Ice. My little helper Wesley did more than help with this versatile base recipe we discovered at Food52, making it perfect for Mini Chef Monday!

Refreshing Strawberry Mango Italian Ice Since Wesley just turned 4, he isn’t a pro at cutting yet. I like to give him plenty of opportunities to use a butter knife with fruits that are easy to cut. Since our strawberries were going to be blended anyway, it was a chance to practice. We worked on removing the stems as close as possible. Any excess fruit he missed we just cut off later. No big deal if our strawberries look a bit hacked up when we are done!
Child Cutting Strawberries for Italian Ice

I found a box of champagne mangoes at Sam’s Club the week prior and they were perfectly ripe. They are currently in season and if you spot some near you, I suggest you grab them while you have the chance. These mangoes really taste the sweetest when they almost appear too ripe with wrinkles on the outside. Seriously, they are like candy!

Cut Champagne Mango for Italian Ice

Wesley was able to work on building up his hand strength when I let him squeeze a lime by hand. He loved seeing how much juice he could get out!

Child Squeezing Lime for Italian Ice

Wesley made this recipe almost entirely by himself. I did cut up the mango but that is about it.

Child Adding Ice to Blender for Italian Ice

Child Adding Lime Juice to Blender for Italian Ice

You will definitely want a high powered blender to get through all the ice in the recipe. It helps to add only half the ice at first. I love my Ninja! It whips through ice like butter! (I highly recommend.)

Using Ninja Blender to Make Italian Ice

The resulting puree is just so pretty! I could have just eaten it like that with a spoon.

Child Pouring Out Strawberry Mango Puree

Italian Ice Ready to Freeze

Once it has a chance to freeze for about 30 minutes, you can scrap it with a fork to get some awesome texture before freezing it again.

Making Italian Ice with a Child

I served my Strawberry Mango Italian Ice in fun baking cups. It is the perfect serving size. I bought these mini spoons at the dollar store and they work awesome for small desserts.

Strawberry and Mango Italian Ice

Refreshing Strawberry Mango Italian Ice
5 from 7 votes

Strawberry Mango Italian Ice

Prep Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Servings 8


  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh mango about 3-4 mangoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups of ice


  1. Add all ingredients to blender, leaving out half of the ice.
  2. Blend until ice broken up. Add remaining ice and blend until smooth.
  3. Spread into ungreased 9"x 13" baking dish.
  4. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Break up mixture with fork.
  6. Freeze again at least two hours or until completely frozen.
  7. To serve, let sit at room temperature until you can scoop out ice.
  8. (If you find this isn't sweet enough for you, serve with a little sugar sprinkled on top!)

This recipe also works great as a base so have fun switching out the fruit to create different flavors!
Strawberry Mango Italian Ice Recipe
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Strawberry Mango Italian Ice


  1. 5 stars
    What a great job your little one did! That looks really good and refreshing. Perfect for the summer.

  2. 5 stars
    Oh wow, does this sound super, and your presentation is great! I’ve tried making some smoothies with frozen fruit, I would love to try this Italian ice! I may need a better blender, I’ll have to look into this one.

  3. I love Strawberry and Mangoes together and this Italian ice is a good recipe to make for Spring and Summer. I will have to try it! It looks so yummy!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this last week it was amazing! A few things I figured out if you want it smoother (The ice) I crushed the ice first put it into a container and set it in the freezer till you get done with the fruit, then I blend the ice and the fruit puree a little at a time.
    Also I set aside a bit of the fruit and cut it into small pieces and layer it with the peach and ice. Frozen fruit pieces are good with the ice.

  5. 5 stars
    This Strawberry Mango Ice looks so refreshing especially today since it is so hot outside. I want to make this for the kids. Thanks for the recipe.

5 from 7 votes

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