Sicilian Magic: The Forbidden Art of Water Ice

Sicilian Magic: The Forbidden Art of Water Ice

It is getting hot out there So we thought it might be fun to talk about the city’s signature fruity, frozen snack; water ice (or Italian Ice). It's an icy treat made from water, sugar and some sort of flavoring — usually fruit. It is firmer than a slushy, softer than sorbet and lighter than a snow cone. So today we’re going to try to explain what it is. And why is it so popular. Where it came from. And who makes it the best.

Check out the visual companion below for a look back at the history of water ice.


         


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