Monday we had a snow day which of course meant no school! I always like to make a little fun treat when there’s a snow day! So, after Carter and his friend played outside for awhile I had them gather up a bowl full of fresh, clean snow so we could make snow cones!
It’s really important for snow recipes to make sure you are using only fresh and super clean snow. Make sure the snow isn’t touching anything else, like the ground or outdoor furniture. Also, double check the snow for weird colors and make sure it’s pure white.
I made the flavored syrup ahead of time and divided it into separate squirt bottles so each kid could make their own snow cone at the same time. We used an ice cream scooper to scoop the snow into small cups. Scroll down for the full recipe below!
Kid approved! This recipe is pretty sweet so it’s good for dessert or a very special snack. If you like less sweet I would recommend using a little less sugar, maybe about 1/4 cup less.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 8 ounces strawberries, chopped or sliced
- A big bowl of clean snow
- Make the syrup: Mix the sugar, water and strawberries in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat and simmer about 20 minutes to infuse the simple syrup with strawberry flavor.
- Pour the syrup through a metal strainer to remove the strawberry pieces. Gently press the strawberries to get all the flavor out.
- Cool syrup in fridge before using, 1-2 hours at least.
- Scoop snow into small cups, then top with flavored syrup. Enjoy!
- -Use 3/4 cups sugar to make it less sweet
- -Be sure to use clean and fresh snow!
- -Save leftover strawberries for ice cream topping, yogurt parfaits or smoothies!