I love sno cones and shaved ice. At carnivals, fairs and amusement parks it is my one must have food stand treat. The only thing I don’t love is the artificial super sweet and brightly colored syrup that is poured to excess all over the ice. While the kids are mixing and matching away with their syrups I always want to order mine sans syrup. Straight up fluffy ice, please. Would that be weird?
Maybe, so it’s a good thing making shaved ice at home with fresh flavored syrups is so easy. I always use homemade syrups in my cocktails, iced teas and lemonades. Remember the blackberry mint syrup from the mimosa bar at the great adventure baby shower a few weeks ago? Using the same method I made watermelon syrup for vodka watermelon spritzers that I thoroughly enjoyed on the 4th of July. And luckily there happened to be a little syrup left for some homemade shaved ice.
To make watermelon syrup blend a small personal sized watermelon and strain out the solids. Stir 1 cup watermelon juice with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and simmer until the sugar dissolves.