Those of you who followed along with our family’s 10 days of real food might recall the incident when my daughter had to sit and watch her classmates eat snow cones at school while she settled for a fruit leather that I gave her as a substitute. In the wake of that disappointment, I promised her I would get a snow cone machine at some point and make real food snow cones for her.
The last thing I want taking up space in my kitchen is a snow cone machine, but I couldn’t help making that promise when my daughter was in tears about it. I noticed that Target had snow cone machines on sale, and I decided to splurge on one.
I picked up some grape juice concentrate and apple raspberry juice concentrate, and we were ready to go. These snow cones don’t contain artificial food coloring or processed sugar like the snow cones we can get elsewhere, so I’m more than happy to give these to my children on a hot day. I’d be surprised if any child could tell the difference between these snow cones and the ones at the ice cream truck.
Real Food Snow Cones
- 1/4 cup grape juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup apple raspberry juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup water
Pour each type of juice concentrate in its own little pitcher. Add 1/8 cup water to each pitcher and stir.
Using a snow cone machine, shave about 3/4 cup of ice into 4 separate glasses (a total of 3 cups of shaved ice) and pour the fruit juice syrup evenly over the ice.
What frozen summer treats are a favorite at your house?