Did you know?
Italian ice is a frozen dessert made from either concentrated syrup flavoring or real fruit purees. It is not shaved ice that is flavored. Rather, it is made by the same process that Gelato is made by mixing ingredients and pouring them into a batch freezer.
The quality of our Italian water ice varies widely by whether it is made with flavor extracts or real ingredients. Technically, Italian ice is the same as sorbetto but the term "Italian water ice" is usually associated with the icy product that comes from using extracts, which "sorbetto" is often used for product made with real ingredients.