This will probably be the last post for Summer....not the last post ever but the last post about anything to do with Summer. Labor day is around corner and that usually means bye bye Summer. The Fall season will start soon and I can not wait.
Okay back to the post.
Last weekend while running errands with theHubs, he promised to take me to Sonic to get something cool and refreshing while we endure the "awesome" heat here in TX. Well we totally forgot to stop. I said don't worry, I'll see what we have at home. While creeping over the Internet I found recipes for snow cone syrup. They are all pretty much the same and so easy I decided to give it a try.
Yes, Yes...I know I'm all late to this band wagon of cold, cool, fresh beverages, but this is the first time I ever tried this. I was super excited and theHubs totally loved it.
This has to be the easiest thing to make EEEEver!! Well I wanted to to flavor it and all I had were limes. One of theHubs employees has a lime tree and she gave us a bag full of limes. I'm really thankful to all our friends who are always sharing their fruits or veggies with us. I was in the middle of making frozen lime cubes, since I don't like to waste things, I used some fresh lime juice to flavor the syrup.
Okay here is what I used and what I did:
2 cups of sugar to every 1 cup of water.
For this batch I used 2 cups of water and 4 cups of sugar. Brought it to a boil, making sure the sugar was dissolved and the mixture was clear. Took it off the burner and while letting it cool, I used 8 limes to flavor the syrup. Then I added a couple of drops of green food coloring. There you have it, Lime Syrup......YUMMY!
Of course it was complete agony waiting for the syrup to cool down. But when it finally did I just used my blender to choppy chop the ice! Served it in styrofoam cups like the snow cone place does it then hand a cup over to theHubs with a spoon and a bendy straw.
It was sooooooooooo good and I want to make them all the time now.
I just used a jar to store the rest of the syrup in and popped into the fridge.
*edit - You can flavor the syrup with kool-aid packets....I sooo totally didn't believe this. But yesterday I made some more syrup and added a cherry flavored packet...oh my....it was yummy. Two thumbs up from the hubby as well.
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