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Monday, November 11, 2013

Recipe: Cranberry Ice

Time to share with you a SECRET family recipe!  Okay, not so secret but a Thanksgiving tradition that I never heard of before meeting my husband and his family.  

When you sit down for Thanksgiving Dinner all of the food surrounding you is usually warm and savory dishes and maybe something sweet after dinner like Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie.  Why not enjoy something sweet and cold during dinner to offset all of those amazingly heavy and savory indulgences?  Enter Cranberry Ice.  

Gorgeous and Interesting right?  I know you want to bring this dish to Thanksgiving Dinner now!  This is a really easy recipe that will serve a large party too!  I promise your guests will be pleasantly surprised and asking for the recipe as you leave the table!

Cranberry Ice

1 pound of Cranberries 
2 cups of Sugar
2 cups of Lemon Lime Soda
1 TBSP Lemon Juice
1/2 cup of water


1.  In a saucepan heat the cranberries and water over medium heat until the Cranberries "POP" open.

2.  Once they have popped, using a strainer squish the berries, removing the skins.  You do not want the skins in your dish.

3.  Mix the mashed cranberries, sugar, pop and lemon juice together in a large bowl.

4.  Poor the mixture into a 9x13 pan.

5.  Freeze the mixture over night.

6.  Cut into squares to serve.
Serve frozen!  Enjoy!  



  1. Neat! I wonder if you could swap out sugar and put in honey? What do you think?

  2. Looks yummy. Your little guy looks like he's enjoying himself.

  3. What a fun recipe. I love that you got the little one in on the work, too.

  4. my husband makes a version with egg whites but I will try your version as safer.

  5. What an interesting way to use cranberries for the holidays!

  6. You know what I like best about this? That Jude & Jeremy are making it together! So awesome!!

  7. Yum!! This would be great floating in a drink for the holidays! People could scoop and drink. Ohhh.. or with Champagne. :)

  8. Sounds delightful, but I would definitely add vodka. :-)

  9. Love Suzanne's idea! Looks delicious!


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