Can I really call this a recipe if it only uses 2 ingredients? Well I can at least tell you about the ingredients and tools I used to make this awesome sweet treat perfect for a hot day. I purchased a bunch of Monin flavored syrups last summer before I really cared much about my sugar intake and we used most of them for sweet tea but my floral syrups sat unopened for a while. Now that we are preparing to move across the country, we are getting rid of a lot of our things – clearing out the kitchen first. I looked at these beautifully colored syrups and could not stand to waste them – after all sugar is OK every now and then – I will never give it up.
You’ll need the right blender to create the snowy crushed ice for these treats. Of course there is Blendtec and Vitamix but after much research and waiting, I chose the Ninja Ultima Blender in navy blue from Target. It is a very good blender, smoothest smoothies I have ever had and the dual blade system is pretty serious. I have used it daily for over a year and it has been a workhorse. I highly recommend this blender (it is their dial version resembling some Vitamix blenders). Here is a link to my model – no affiliate links here, I just love this blender and want to pass it along to anyone interested: Ninja Ultima Blender.
Violet Snow Cones ~ Floral Snow Cones
- 2 cups Ice Cubes
- 2 Tbsp Monin Violet Premium Gourmet Syrup
- Blend ice, crushing to snowy consistency.
- Add to glass, you may lose a bit in the blender but use at least a cup of the snow.
- Drizzle the violet syrup evenly over the ice + serve immediately with a spoon.
The result: a cold, delicious grown up snow cone with a mildy sweet, a pretty floral essence, and a smoky purple hue.
If you are in for an alcoholic beverage, try my Frozen Violet Vanilla Cocktail.