Put some water in a tiny pot and put the heat on high. I just placed some water that I thought would be enough for my brother and I, so sorry for no precise measurements!
Now pour about 1/2c of sugar into the water. (more or less, all up to your sweet needs 😘)
Keep stirring and bring it to a boil.
Once it begins to boil, take it off the heated surface for a couple of minutes and place it in the freezer. (I placed it in a plastic container because there wasn't that much room on there)
Start your timer for one hour! This will be done for a total of five hours.
Hour 1: after an hour, stir it a little and place it back into the fridge for another hour.
Hour 2: stir and place it in the fridge again for another hour.
Hour 3: repeat! Make sure there's no clumps of ice so your Italian ice will be smoother 👌
At the 4th hour it'll be a bit harder to stir so just dig in and start crushing up the chunks of ice! Remember it should be smooth in the end!
After mixing! Sorry for the lack of quality, my iPod touch doesn't have the highest megapixels like some of you iPhone users lol 😜
5th hour! It will be harder to crush up since there is hardly any more water.
When it's all smooth I placed it in a small glass, added a TINY bit of water, and proceeded to add some Kool Aid. This can also be done with lemon, vanilla extract, etc! :)
I made two tall ones for my brother and I and tiny ones for just in case we wanted some more lol. Enjoy this inexpensive, no blender way, summer treat :)