How to make Snow Cone syrup without Kool Aid?

How to make Snow Cone syrup without Kool Aid?

Snow Cones are not just a treat for out and about but can be made easily at home – without any specialised equipment – and are great on hot days.  Traditionally Snow Cone syrup is made with Kool Aid, but it is possible to make fantastic Snow Cone syrup without Kool Aid here we take a look at a couple of alternatives for you to try out.

Keep-It-Simple Basic Sugar Syrup.

You can flavor a basic sugar syrup to taste.  Making syrup is not as difficult as many people would think – it does though involve sugar at high temperatures, so is best done without assistance from any small children.

What you need:

  • 1 cup (or multiples thereof) Water
  • 1 cup (or multiples thereof) White Sugar
  • Flavouring – citrus peel?  Bay Leaf?
  • Food coloring of choice

Method:

  • Place the water, sugar, and flavoring into a solid-bottomed saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil and boil until all sugar is dissolved – you can test this by tapping a spoon against the bottom of the saucepan gently, there should be no ‘crunch’.
  • Boil until you reach your desired thickness – the longer you boil, the thicker the texture. Keep an eye on it, no one wants toffee, and you’ll never be able to clean the pan!  This step would usually take about one minute.
  • Take the pan off of the heat and allow to cool slightly.
  • Add the coloring of your choice.
  • Allow to cool completely before adding to your snow cone, or you will end up with colored sugar water.

Fruity Syrup using Extract

There are many fruit flavorings on the market made with fruit extracts.  These make ideal flavorings for Snow Cone Syrup instead of Kool Aid.  This will make a slightly thicker syrup, so you may find you have other uses for it too.

What you need:

  • 1 cup (or multiples thereof) Water
  • 2 cups (or multiples thereof) White Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of your chosen Fruit Extract
  • Food coloring of choice

Method:

We start in the same way as the Keep-It-Simple Basic Sugar Syrup

  • Place the water, sugar, and flavoring into a solid-bottomed saucepan.
  • Bring to the boil, once the sugar has started to dissolve – you can test this by tapping a spoon against the bottom on the saucepan gently, there should be very little ‘crunch’ – add the extract and the food coloring.
  • Bring to the boil, and boil until all of the sugar crystals have gone. This should take around a minute at a good, rolling boil.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Allow cooling completely before using on your Snow Cones.

How to make Snow Cone Syrup without Kool Aid

The trick with making Snow Cone Syrup without Kool Aid is to add an alternative flavouring.  Making syrup does seem daunting to many, anything that involves boiling sugar puts many off, but this is simple, and once you have mastered making syrup you can adapt the uses and have syrup for your ice-cream, cake, or other sweet desserts.

 

How to make Snow Cone Syrup without Kook Aid?  Simple.

How to make Snow Cone syrup without Kool Aid?
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