When I was younger my grandma would make us snow cones.
She would create them by placing ice cubes in a dish towel
crushing the ice with a hammer.
It actually worked really well!
She would then put the crushed ice in a glass
and top it
with that orange flavored powder that NASA brought into space:)
It was good,
especially on hot summer days!
A few days ago,
I had one of these in a park we stopped at
and even though it wasn't my grandma's snow cone...
it was excellent!
In fact, it was so good,
I am craving another right now.
So I ask you...
are you a shaved ice fan or do you prefer snow cones?
Do you have a favorite combo?
I like peach and strawberry
but I think I will try to make a lingonberry snow cone later this week.
I've been thinking about my grandma's process and I decided to clarify it a bit.
First, I am sure this is obvious but I will be cleaning our hammer first before using it because it has seen much time in less than clean conditions. Secondly, I am going to try enclosing the ice cubes in a plastic zipper type food storage bag first before placing that in a dish towel. My thinking is that this will keep the crushed ice cleaner (no cloth fibers) and more contained.
My target date is this Thursday.
Meanwhile I have some pomegranate juice popscicles freezing in the freezer...
Mmmm, summertime frozen treats!