Warm weather is here and summer is on it's way.
Don't wait for the festivals and fairs to treat the kids
to snow cones. Make them yourself!
Buy small paper cups to place your snow cones in.
Look for markdowns on party goods to keep around
this summer for snow cones and other treats. You
can crush the ice in your blender. Mine has a setting
for this, or you can crush by hand in a clean tea towel
with a rolling pin. Here are two easy syrup recipes:
Snow Cone Syrup
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid, any flavor
Place the sugar and water in a medium pan
and bring to a full boil. Remove from heat and
stir in the Kool-Aid. Cool to room temperature,
then place in the refrigerator until chilled. Pour
over crushed iced.
Another easy syrup:
1 4 ounces of sweetened flavored drink mix powder
3/4 cup hot water
Mix the water and the drink mix. Cool and drizzle over
By the way, there are all kinds of tidbits out there on
the first "snow cones". It appears Chinese Emperors
may have flavored snow with fruit and honey. Also
Native Americans may have sweetened snow with
maple syrup. Though the rich and famous create
sophisticated fruited ices such as sorbet, I have a
feeling our kids wouldn't be interested. Hand them a
snow cone and they are happy!
About the Author:
Brenda Hyde is Mom to three little ones, a freelance writer
and editor here at OldFashionedLiving.