Four Snow-Cone Recipes Featuring Honey


We all like to enjoy cold treats during the summer, but it can be tough to find one that’s refreshing and natural yet able to completely satisfying our cravings. The National Honey Board found the perfect solution with Lauda Flores of Sno-Con Amor, who created delicious snow cones with honey, inspired by traditional Latin flavors and using all natural ingredients.

 

What makes snow cones with honey taste so good? While traditional snow cones are flavored with ingredients that are sometimes quite sweet, these snow cones are made with honey and other natural ingredients, with flavors ranging from tamarind with honey to honey mojito. This way, you can indulge your craving for something sweet but without the excess! “Many people ask me about my recipes, and I tell them to use the best natural ingredients they have on hand and to add pure honey to enhance those amazing flavors,” said Flores. “I’ve always liked honey, and I find it fascinating to explore and discover how it complements each flavor in a different way.”

 

Hibiscus Flower (Flor de Jamaica) and Honey Snow Cone

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons honey
1 cup hibiscus flowers
2 cups water
4 servings crushed ice

Directions:

Add the hibiscus flowers and water to a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain the liquid, and add the honey while stirring. Refrigerate until the next day. Pour the syrup over the crushed ice. Add more honey to taste.

 

*Note: Hibiscus flowers are sold in health food stores and Latin grocery stores.
**If you don’t have a snow cone maker, you can make crushed ice by placing ice cubes in a blender or by putting them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

 

Tamarind (Tamarindo) Delight Snow Cone with Honey

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:
6 tablespoons honey
8 tamarind pods
2 cups water
4 servings crushed ice

Directions:

Rinse the tamarind pods, and remove their outer shells. Remove the pulp, and place it in a small saucepan with water. Bring to a boil, and add 2 tablespoons of honey while stirring. Mix well, remove from heat, and let cool. Refrigerate until the next day. Pour the syrup over the crushed ice, and drizzle with remaining honey as a finishing touch.

**If you don’t have a snow cone maker, you can make crushed ice by placing ice cubes in a blender or by putting them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

 

Strawberry and Honey Delight Snow Cone

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons honey
½ cup mashed organic strawberries
2 cups water
4 servings crushed ice
blackberries for garnish (optional)

Directions:

Rinse and hull the strawberries. Place them in a small saucepan with water, and bring to a boil. Add the honey, and then let cool. Refrigerate until the next day. Pour the syrup over the crushed ice, add more honey to taste, and enjoy!

**If you don’t have a snow cone maker, you can make crushed ice by placing ice cubes in a blender or by putting them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

 

Honey Mojito Snow Cone

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

6 tablespoons honey
¼ cup lemon juice
10 organic mint leaves (plus more for garnish, if desired)
1¾ cups water
4 servings crushed ice

Directions:

Place the honey, water and mint leaves in a small saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir thoroughly to combine the flavors. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain the mixture using a fine-mesh sieve, and add the lemon juice. Refrigerate until the next day. Pour the syrup over the crushed ice, and add more honey to taste.

**If you don’t have a snow cone maker, you can make crushed ice by placing ice cubes in a blender or by putting them in a plastic bag and crushing them with a rolling pin.

Recipes and images courtesy of MielPura.org/ Honey.com. Used with permission.

 

 

 

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