Snowpocalypse Treat: Mrs. K’s Snow Cones

One of the inconvenient things about our new world is that we have no good way of predicting big winter storms.  When a giant snowstorm hits, it is almost always unexpected.

Today the snow is falling and it looks like we might have a foot before it is over.  Of course, we’ve already outlined some of our favorite snow activities but I overlooked one of my favorite treats: snow cones.

Snow cones are a perfect treat.  They are easy, hydrating and the main ingredient is simply falling from the sky!  However, a snow cone is nothing without delicious, brightly colored syrup to pour on top.  Below is my foolproof snow cone recipe.

Syrup Ingredients:

1 cup of fruit
¾ cup sugar
½ cup water

Note:  Syrup can be made in the summer months and canned just like other jams and preserves.

To Make the Syrup:

Cook the fruit with the sugar and water, breaking the fruit up as it cooks.  Once syrup thickens, remove from heat.  Strain the syrup through a sieve to remove fruit pulp.*  Let the syrup cool a bit then drizzle onto of freshly fallen snow.  Enjoy!

*Tip: Keep fruit pulp to use in muffins!

Very truly,

Mrs. K

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