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Just because school is back in session doesn’t mean we’re at the end of our season…no, sir!  We still have plenty of events to go to, and that means you still have plenty of opportunities to get some of the best Italian Ice around!  Check out our upcoming locations to see where we’ll be next.

Dida at First Sunday


What is this stuff?

Not familiar with Italian Ice?  Don’t worry…you’re not the only one.  And if you’re lucky enough to know what Italian Ice is, then you’ll be happy to know that Little Dipper’s is authentic Italian Ice.  Yes, folks, it’s the real thing!

Italian Ice is a delicious, non-dairy, frozen dessert, very similar to sorbet. It is water based and contains no gluten or dairy, which makes it a wonderful alternative to ice cream for those of us who are lactose intolerant.  Actually, it’s a wonderfully refreshing choice for everyone!

Why is it creamy if there’s no dairy?

Our homemade Italian Ice is a mixture of natural ingredients like water, fruit (local, when possible!), and sugar.  We slowly incorporate air into these fresh ingredients, and the result is a smooth, yummy treat…nothing at all like shaved ice.  As an added bonus (since it’s free of dairy products), there is no milk fat!  And yes, in this case, homemade means we make it.