Snow cones were a summer staple for me growing, and I still love them as an adult. Today I am sharing a new twist on an old classic. I have replaced the classic technicolor snow cone syrup with a homemade strawberry rhubarb syrup. While the classics are classics for a reason, sometimes, you just want to try something a little different. If your looking for something familiar but new, this icy treat is for you.
To make these treats you will need:
1 cup chopped strawberries
1 cup chopped rhubarb
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 can Sprite
2 tbsp simple syrup
A lot of ice
A plastic squeeze bottle
A snow cone maker (These can be found at big-box stores and Amazon.)
Start by combining the first four ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook on medium-low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, until the mixture reduces by half.
Puree the mixture in a blender. Mix 1/4 cup fruit puree, 1/4 cup Sprite, and 2 tbsp of simple syrup. Use a funnel to fill a squeeze bottle with the mixture. Follow the directions for your snow cone maker and prepare a cup of shaved ice.
Pour the syrup over the shaved ice and enjoy!