It’s HOT outside! The kids are home, they are wanting fun things to do all day long, and they want to eat. My kids eat all day long! I feed them breakfast, and 30 minutes later they want a snack. Then, it’s lunch time, and snack again. Then, they have the nerve to ask me what’s for dinner?? Really? Didn’t they just eat? ~Sigh~ So, I fix them dinner and then of course dessert.
Where do they possibly put all of that food? There bodies are not that big. They are not over weight by any stretch of the imagination. Yet, they have a bottomless pit of a stomach. I wish I was 5! Oh, to be able to eat anything I wanted and not find it later.
Next time your crew is wanting a Snack on a hot summers day why not make Snow Cones?? One of my readers, Angela, from McCalla, AL sent me this winner! I guess I just never thought about making my own Snow Cone Syrup. Angela sent me this email and it won me over! What a great idea! You can make it in any number of flavors, and you could even lower the sugar in the syrup if you wanted. My kids want to try lemonade flavored next! Thanks Angela for sharing such a great recipe, and now I am sharing it with you!
Snow Cone Syrup
- 1 unsweetened packet of Kool Aide (Any Flavor)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup water
Stir together kool aide, sugar, and water in a saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to boil stirring constantly. Allow mixture to boil 1 minute.
Remove from heat and cool.
Place in empty squirt bottle, and pour over crushed ice!
If you don’t have an ice shaver, I found this Hamilton Beach 68050 Icy Treats Ice Shaver for $31 with Free Super Saver Shipping on Amazon. You can also check Walmart and Target this time of the year. They have great deals.
I am adding this recipe to my Frugal Summer Fun Button! Check it out for more great Summer Fun Ideas!
I linked this recipe up over at Life As Mom!