Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Summer treat on a budget

SNOW CONES!! My kids love them on hot days. We used to just smash up some ice in a baggie and pour syrup over it. Worked awesome. This year I found for $5 on clearance a snow cone machine. It works really well too. So we've been enjoying snow cones quite often. But we don't pay super high prices for those yummy syrups to top them, we make our own.

This recipe came straight from the snoopy snow cone maker directions (anyone remember those?! We had one as kids and I loved it, but I have to say an electric one saves a lot of time making them).

Snow cone syrup:

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 packet unsweetened fruit-flavored soft drink mix (ie: something like kool-aid)

Mix together in bow until disolved. Store in bottle in fridge.

We use one of those ketchup bottles you can buy at the store to put ours in. It makes it handy to pour out onto the shaved ice. This is another great activity the kids can help out with making and get a yummy treat out of it!

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