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Fla-Vor-Ice Snow Cones

June 10, 2015

I cannot take credit for the genius that is America’s favorite freezer pop poured over crushed ice. That one goes straight to The Professor.

Ghetto Snowcones

It is important that I give him his due since I’m still waiting for him to admit that I was the real creator of this sculpture….. ahem.

Icee Shave Ice

Since he continues to Big Eyes me on that front I will woman-up and admit that last Saturday when we thought our freezer was broken and our Fla-Vor-Ice pops were still in liquid form and the kids were hot and sweaty and in the most cantankerous of moods, it was my husband that decided to crush some ice and pour the plastic pouches of sweet, colorful goodness over the top. (I don’t want him to become a Jehovah’s Witness and sue me in a Hawaiian court after I get rich and famous off of this snow cone revelation.)

Flavor Ice snow cones

We have this nice little Sunbeam Snow Cone machine that makes fluffy shaved ice but if you have a powerful blender or a food processor you could just as easily crush the ice in that too. If you don’t have any of the above just put the ice in a resealable plastic bag then put that in another larger resealable plastic bag and give it a few good whacks with a rolling pin until the ice is in tiny pieces. Then all you have to do is snip open the top and pour, my favorite combo is tropical punch and grape, Louisa goes for blue and red, whatever those flavors are…cherry and blue raspberry? I don’t think she really cares.

Flavor Ice Raspa

Don’t think too hard about this one. Be a kid, just this once.

Icee snowcones

 

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  • Hannah | The Swirling Spoon June 11, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Omg, so your husband is a genius! This is such a sweet idea, with or without a functioning freezer!

    • Kate Ramos
      Kate Ramos June 11, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      I’m sure he’d agree with you, Hannah 🙂 It is fun, the kiddos especially like to create their own flavors.