Italian Ice, interestingly, isn’t Italian. It’s an American invention that came out of New Jersey about 100 years ago. Italian Ice is based on an Italian creation called granita that’s made from sugar, water and various fruit flavors. The story goes that a Sicilian woman living in New Jersey longed for her childhood treat granita, so she created something similar, which took on the name Italian Ice. Probably the most important difference between Italian Ice and ice cream is that it’s dairy-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, and fat-free. Due to the lack of any dairy products, our Italian ice has a light icy texture. It is an extremely refreshing treat and the perfect indulgence on a hot summer day. We offer several innovative lines of Italian ice including an ultra premium fresh fruit Italian ice.