Store bought snow cone syrups are notoriously sweet and expensive, which makes them not a good option for your pocketbook or your body. However, being able to make natural snow cone syrup will save you money and is a healthier option. Making natural snow cone syrup is easy and requires just a little time and preparation.
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Things you need
- 2 cups of water
- 4 cups of white sugar
- One peppermint or spearmint herbal teabag
- Small amount of your favourite fruit
- Two sauce pans
- Two spoons
- Two plastic containers with lids
Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and add one peppermint or spearmint teabag. Allow it to steep for 2 or 3 minutes.
Remove the teabag once the water has turned a light tan colour. You don't want it too dark, as you are going for just a hint of mint flavouring for your snow cone syrup.
Add 2 cups of sugar to the tea in the pan and then bring the whole mixture back to a boil. Stir the mixture as it boils for 1 minute.
Take the pan off the hot burner, and turn the burner off. Allow the mixture to cool.
Pour your peppermint/spearmint syrup over your snow cone.
Add any leftover snow cone syrup to the plastic container with a lid and store it in the refrigerator, It will keep for about a week.
Peppermint/Spearmint Tea Flavor
Add a small amount of your favourite fruit to your juicer. Juice your fruit, then set the juice aside.
Add 1 cup of water and 2 cups of sugar to a pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Make sure you stir as it comes to a boil, and then boil for a minute.
Remove the pan from the stove and allow the water and sugar mixture to cool.
Stir in the fruit juice.
Pour your fruit juice syrup over your snow cone. If you have any left over, store in the plastic containers with a lid and put it in the refrigerator. It will keep for about a week.
Fruit Juice Flavor
Tips and warnings
- Consider squeezing a bit of fresh lemon juice into your cooled mixture and pouring that over your snow cone for a lemon flavoured snow cone.
- Consider adding a half cup less sugar when you're doing the fruit juice snow cone syrup since fruit juice has natural sugars in it already and you don't need it to be as sweet.
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