Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Maple Snowcones

Two weeks ago when I was working at the daycare we had a lot of freshly fallen snow. The kids were sneaking bites of the newly minted crusty snow. I said to them: "Do you want to try and make some maple candy in the snow?" They answered: "We can eat the snow?" I nodded, "The snow is new and clean enough to eat." They shouted in glee and grabbed up huge slabs of crusty snow and started munching.

I filled a baking sheet with snow and had my sister heat up some syrup (my Dad still has gallons of syrup from last year) in the microwave. Did I mention that I've never made maple candy? Apparently you are supposed to boil it down some more, oops.

I poured the hot syrup over my pile of snow and did not get the candy I expected.

We dished the maple snow into small cups and bowls and ate it like ice cream. It was quite delightful, I'd do it again.

Maple Snowcone

large pile of freshly fallen snow
1/4 - 1/2 cup pure maple syrup warmed
a handful of giddy children

Pour syrup over snow
Dish and serve immediately

1 comment:

  1. Hmm next time we should boil it and see if it comes out any better.


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