I’m Jianne Carlo and I’ll be your host for this HOT— yeah, I’m being snarky—contest. If you have any questions, drop me an email (email@example.com), or leave a comment below. Let’s hit the contest ground running!
Summer’s hot and the kitchen’s hotter, so the Nice Girls are looking for great recipes to cool us (and YOU!) down this summer. Our contest runs from AUGUST 4TH – 17TH. We’re posting daily featured recipes on the blog from each of our Nice Girls, but we want you to participate.
Post your own cool-down recipes in the comment section of the featured post. The recipe can be for a drink, an appetizer, an entrée, or a yummy dessert. Each recipe you post enters you to win our GRAND PRIZE OF A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD at the end of our contest. More recipes = more entries.
At the end of our contest, FOUR lucky readers will be chosen by the Nice Girls for second place prizes, one in each food category. So make your recipes delightful, readers, because we get to vote on the ones we like best. The recipe in each category with the most votes wins a $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD prize!
Now for today’s Featured Recipe: Tempting Coconut Snow Cone from Nice Girl Taige Crenshaw.
Growing up in the beautiful St. Thomas my parents had a Snow Cone truck and I used to love working on it. I got to eat all the snow cones I wanted to! LOL. My childhood home was hot all year round so we had this sweet treat all year. We made many flavors and I remember many days in the kitchen working with my mom as she made up the snow cone syrups. My favorite flavor was coconut. On my birthday, I tended to make a special snow cone mixing and changing the taste. But I kept with the base of my favorite flavor coconut. The family recipe for making any of the various syrups are secret. 🙂 So I’m instead sharing with you a quick and easy way to make your own coconut snow cone. When you have a snow cone imagine me there beside you and enjoying this tempting treat. Enjoy.
Snow Cone Syrup:
- 1 cups water
- 1 cups sugar
- Food coloring (you choice based on color you want snow cone)
- Coconut flavored extract
Ice for Snow Cone
- Crushed or shaved ice
Other Items needed
- Bottles with caps
- Bring water and sugar to a boil or until the sugar is completely dissolved while stirring with spoon.
- Turn off stove and cool the sugar water completely. Once the water is cooled divide in as many bottles as you want use. (In this case, it is 1 bottle since we are making only coconut syrup.)
- In the bottle, add one full bottle of food coloring of your choice and the coconut extract of your choice. (For example, if you want your snow cones to be blue use blue food coloring or if red used red food coloring the color is up to you.).
- Cover your bottle and shake well so the color and the flavor will combine.
- Place shaved or crushed ice into your cup or bowl. Now add your syrup for a cool treat on a hot summer day.
Adding more temptation: To add more pizzazz to your snow cone add toppings of coconut flakes and/or slivers of nuts or other things that you enjoy to give your snow cone some fun. If you enjoy pineapple, strawberries or any other fruit dice some up and put on your snow cone. They are yummy. 🙂 Have fun with it and the flavor combinations.
Substitutions: Also if you want to make more syrup to get a variety of flavors, using various extracts you can change the amount of sugar and water used to make your base for your syrup.
The amount should be equal parts of sugar and water. (For example, 2 cups sugar and 2 cups water).
Drink Mix Substitution: You can also use powdered drink mix instead of extract. Just add it in just after you boil the sugar and water to make the syrup while the sugar water mix is still hot so the packet of mix can dissolve. Then follow the rest of direction to cool the mix.
Readers, don’t forget to post your favorite recipes in the comments section, now through AUGUST 17TH, for a chance to win our Grand Prize of a $50 Amazon gift card or one of Four $15.00 AMAZON GIFT CARD Prizes! Winners will be announced August 21st!
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