Is it snow cones, shave ice, shaved ice, etc??? I grew up calling them snow cones but whatever you call it, these are delicious! Summer time memories are full of hitting the snow shack picking up a cone of deliciousness! My mom is getting married in less than 2 weeks and while meeting with her venue the wedding planner mentioned snow cones with ICE CREAM! I asked more about it and she was surprised I had never done that. I started looking online for how to do this and couldn’t find anything really in the way of recipes.
I did find a few shave ice places that call these real hawaiian shave ice and serve their’s this way. As much fun as it is to visit the snow shack, I wanted to make one one my own! So we have been testing these out and love the delicious creation!
These are quick, cheap and so scrumptious! They are our new favorite summer treat. It would be fun to have a snow cone bar at a party or just on a Sunday in your pjs.
There are snow cone machines you can purchase. Stephen grew up with a little snoopy snow cone maker. Those are all great and well but I don’t need one more appliance to sit on my counter or in the cupboard that I only use occasionally so I used our blender and it worked great. I have a Ninja Pro. If your blender isn’t great with ice chopping you will want to add each piece of ice, one by one. It will keep things smooth. If you happen to have a great ice chopper, dump it all in at once. Start with around 20 ice cubes to make 4.
Blend those babies up. Watch to see when it is smooth. We’re not quite there yet. See those little ice chunks on the bottom – they need to be smooth before we are done!
This is what it should like when you pull of the top – we have snow!!
At Walmart or even the grocery story there are snow cone cups and straw spoons that are cute but we have these mason jars that I like to stick in the freezer for a minute to help keep everything from melting while I assemble these bad boys! Add a scoop of snow. Then a scoop of ice cream for the middle.
Now go ahead and top off the whole thing with one more scoop of snow.
Now stick in your straws! We found these plastic, washable spoon straws at Fresh Market. The straw part doesn’t work very well so we will probably go back to the plastic disposable spoon straws for these in the future.
Squirt on your syrup to your liking. A lot of grocery stores sell snow cone syrup and they taste just fine. I have been experimenting with different syrup options and have come up with a homemade and real fruit syrup – check it out here! I love tigers blood and used it today.
That’s it! Just sit back and enjoy! You can eat it in layers of the ice and then ice cream or mix it all up. The combination of the ice and ice cream makes for some great textures and is so creamy and delicious!