When I think of street vendors, especially icy ones, the first thing that comes to mind is shaved ice with high fructose corn syrup in electric blue drizzled on the top. However, Italian Ice is not a snow cone. It’s a non-dairy frozen dessert that’s made from real fruit. They start with fresh fruit, which they either squeeze or puree. Then, after using their own (top secret!) all-natural recipes, they process it in an Italian ice machine. It then must be maintained at 16° to get that smooth texture, which is vital to real Italian Ice. Izzie’s Ice is all natural, no preservatives or dyes and it’s real fruit. Last week I got Tuti Fruiti and the week before I had Watermelon, both delicious flavors. Not only was it refreshing, but you could really taste the fresh fruit! Of course, you can see why this is a perfect fit for the Farmers’ Market. Make sure to grab one of their delicious flavors each Tuesday at the Woodbine Farmers’ Market. You can also visit their permanent location at 1000 Riverside Drive in East Nashville.
“One great reason to try Izzie’s, particularly for families: A small (roughly 5-ounce) serving is $2, a large (roughly 8-ounce) serving is $3. And in an era when a trip to the frozen yogurt shop can run you $7 or $8 per kid by the time they load on the toppings, Izzie’s is a steal.” Nashville Scene.