GranolaChic™ Perfect Snow-Cone Syrup (with fresh fruit)

 Who doesn’t like snow-cones? We have them almost every day; yes even in the cold, as our naughty treat (but there’s nothing naughty about this treat). It’s also a RAW food.

GranolaChic’s Perfect Snow-Cone Syrup  (with fresh fruit)

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1/2 bag Frozen Organic Fruit (Strawberry, Blueberry, or other)

1/4 Cup – 1/2 Cup Maple Syrup or alternate sweeteners like organic brown rice syrup, Agave Nectar, Simple Syrup from organic sugar, etc (The sweetener needs to be sweet and make it to taste…..each batch will be a little different depending on the ripeness of the fruit you are using)

ICE and your snow-cone machine

This will serve Two with enough for seconds. For a family of Four an entire bag of frozen fruit will usually leave enough for left-overs.  

The recipe I created with fresh/frozen fruit has been a HUGE hit with even children that do not like organic or healthy food. They didn’t even know the snow-cones were not traditional and they asked for seconds!!!

For two children take ½ bag of frozen fruit like organic strawberries or organic blueberries and allow them to thaw for a few hours in the fridge and then blend them until perfect and smooth. Then add your favorite sweetener (to taste because each batch will vary depending on the ripeness of the fruit) you may use simple syrup, organic rice syrup, maple syrup, Agave Nectar, and blend. Add this as Perfect snow-cone syrup. Maple syrup works the best and it tastes the most like the real snow-cone syrups…only….your kids are getting REAL fruit.You can also use fresh fruit in the same measurement as the frozen fruit, blend, add sweetener, and serve.

TIPS: If you are in a big hurry or you simply do not want to prep or wash the blender ….take Cascadian Farms Organic Fruit Juice in Concentrate and allow it to thaw in the fridge for a few hours. When the juice has thawed completely, prepare your snow-cones and use the Un-Diluted  juice as your snow-cone syrup. No FUSS, No MESS, No CLEAN-UP. They have really yummy flavors grape, raspberry, etc.

Other ideas: This is great over ice cream, mascarpone cheese, Chèvre with this syrup as a generous topping for faux cheesecake, serve over brownies as a drizzle, angel food cake, strawberry shortcake…OH YES, serve with cake, the ideas are endless. Add fresh fruit as a garnish on the plate, bowl, or platter and serve.

More ideas: If you take the fruit and you do not allow it to thaw and you blend it by adding the sweetener along with the fruit into the blender it creates a wonderful granita quality treat.

Published in: on December 12, 2007 at 5:17 am  Comments (2)  
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  1. Perfect! I was looking for some ideas without the “2 cups of white sugar” that seemed to pop up everywhere! Thank you for posting!!!

  2. Fantastic “recipes”! Thank you soo much! Love the Juice concentrate idea!

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