Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Snow cones

What do you do when it snows over a foot and the power is out. You make Snow cones!
Luckily we live in the country and have clean air. Not that yucky stuff you can see, so after the first snow storm we start making snow cones. Now that all the kids have moved to the city. Grandma’s house is the only place with ‘clean’ snow so it has become a winter tradition at Grandmas.
No my cup doesn’t have a leak in it. I’m a messy pourer. That's why there is something under my cup.

We usually find one lucky person that takes an armful of cups outside and fills them with the fresh white snow. We have even used day old or week old snow as long as it is still clean and white.
While they are doing that someone else mixes up the syrup.

All we do is mix up Kool-Aid just as it says except instead of 2 Quarts water only use 2 CUPS WATER. We also use the powder mix where you add 1 Cup Sugar then only 2 Cups Water instead of the 2 quarts. We mix it in our ‘ranch container’ so then it is easier to pour.
Pour over a cup of snow and enjoy. We go through more Kool-Aid in the winter than we do in the summer. I hope you enjoy this as much as we do. It is so simple yet such a treat.

I hope everyone is ready for Christmas. Have a great day with families and friends. I am so grateful to be able to celebrate Christ’s birth and love everything about Christmas.
To everyone.


  1. I'll make sure NOT to show this post to Haylee, she's quite jealous of all your snow.

  2. If our followers haven't noticed yet, we have the coolest Mom ever! Mom, you should have posted a picture of how much snow you really have!