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.
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!