Tarragon Ice


This low-fat refreshing treat is perfect on a warm, sunny day. Make it ahead so it can be ready in a snap.

Tarragon Ice
Photo: Greg Scheidemann
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cool Time:
30 mins
Freeze Time:
10 hrs
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
11 hrs
6 cups


  • 3 cup water

  • 1 cup sugar

  • cup fresh lemon or lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh tarragon


  1. In a medium saucepan combine water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Remove from heat; cool 30 minutes. In a 2-quart square baking dish, combine sugar mixture, lemon juice, and tarragon. Cover and freeze about 7 hours or until nearly firm.

  2. Break frozen mixture into small chunks. Transfer to a chilled large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy but not melted. Return mixture to 2-quart square dish; cover and freeze at least 3 hours or until firm.

  3. To serve, let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes. Using a large spoon, scrape across surface and spoon into dessert dishes. Makes about 6 cups (12, 1/2-cup servings).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

64 Calories
17g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 64
% Daily Value *
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Potassium 10mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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