Who says you can't eat yellow snow? I wish I had thought of it sooner but I decided to give snow cone syrup a go before we're out of snow (right about now, that seems pretty impossible, but spring is on its way!). I've heard you can make it with Kool-Aid but I didn't have any and I don't like making anything if I don't already have the stuff on hand (but it's on my grocery list because I want to try it!). I had on hand lemon and vanilla extracts so that's what I used and I am sure if you had orange extract you could use that instead or forgo the vanilla altogether. Besides that, all you need is sugar and water, a saucepan and a stove.
Here's what you need:
1.5 cups of white sugar
1 cup water
2 teaspoons lemon extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
yellow food coloring if desired.
Here's what you do:
Boil in saucepan the water and white sugar, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer 15 more minutes, until syruppy. Remove from heat. Stir in extracts and 10 drops of yellow food coloring (This was Spiff's color choice and I thought it funny, so why not?). Then cool in refrigerator for a while. (I was in a rush so I put mine in the freezer for a bit and then in the fridge.). Scoop up a cup of clean white snow. Dribble on 2-5 tbsp of the syrup. This recipe makes 1.5 cups of syrup or 12 2 tbsp servings.