- Place tomatoes (a portion at a time, if necessary) in a blender container or food processor bowl. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Transfer to a large mixing bowl; set aside.
- Combine water and gelatin in a custard cup or a 1-cup glass measuring cup; let stand for 5 minutes to soften. Place custard cup in a saucepan with a small amount of simmering water; heat and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Stir gelatin mixture into tomatoes along with basil, sugar, lemon juice, dried tomatoes, jalapeno pepper, and salt, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
- Freeze mixture in a 2-quart ice cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Ripen for 4 hours. (Or, transfer mixture to a nonmetal freezer container. Cover and freeze for several hours or until almost firm. Break mixture into small chunks; transfer to a chilled bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth but not melted. Return to container. Cover and freeze for 6 hours or until firm.)
- To serve, transfer mixture to a serving bowl. If desired, garnish with fresh basil leaves. Makes about 3-1/2 cups or 6 servings.
- 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.
From the Test Kitchen
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Nutrition Facts (Tomato-Basil Ice)
- Per serving:
- 66 kcal ,
- 1 g fat
- (0 g sat. fat ,
- 0 mg chol. ,
- 128 mg sodium ,
- 15 g carb. ,
- 2 g fiber ,
- 2 g pro.