In 4th grade we had to bring a snack to share with our class that reflected something from our family’s ancestry/history. My mom is from Vermont, so she and my dad brought in shaved ice that we poured real Vermont maple syrup over (they used to pour it over snow for an easy treat). While it was a huge hit, it wasn’t something we ever had on a regular basis at home – so when I grew up and bought a snow cone maker (isn’t that how it usually works!?), I couldn’t wait to try a grown up version of the Vermont concoction. Here is what I came up with…
- lemon juice
- maple syrup
- Fill large ice cube trays 1/3 way full with lemon juice, top with a splash of (Vermont) maple syrup and fill remaining tray with water.
- Let freeze overnight (or longer) until completely frozen.
- When ready to make your snow cones, remove ice cubes from freezer (they will be very sticky), and put into a snow cone maker.
- Fill glass to desired level and top with bourbon (about an ounce or so…. depends if you want more of a snow cone or more of a slushy).