"Sno Kone" and Shaved Ice
Sno-Kones and "Hawaiian Shave Ice" (the real Hawaiians
say "shave," not
"shaved") are favorites on both sides of the counter.
They're refreshing and
made-to-order, and they're incredibly profitable!
Commercial Shave Ice and
Sno-Kone machines really do shave a block of ice using
Hawaiian Shave Ice resembles fluffy snow in texture, while
Snow Cones are a
little more granular.
I once wrote that to make either treat you'd have use a
because the $10 home machines on the market were
completely unusable. I have
since found an excellent source for machines that work
very well in the
home, as well as very good flavor syrups at reasonable
Their motorized "Hawaiice"
snow cone machine uses ordinary ice cubes,
their shaved ice machines
create fluffier "snow" from specially-shaped blocks of ice
freeze in molds. The $59
(usually on sale for $39) snow cone machine works like a
dream - it
doesn't even need regular cleaning (all it ever gets on it
is water, and it
is built so the water evaporates quickly).
Restaurant-supply stores usually carry flavor syrup
(intended for soft
drinks) in at least lemon, cherry and strawberry flavors.
Here is a simple
syrup that works for flavoring your own ice, no matter how
you crush it:
SNOW CONE SYRUP
2 cups sugar
1 pkg unsweetened Kool-Aid®
Bring sugar and water to a full boil.
Remove from heat and stir in Kool-Aid®
Chill. Pour onto scoops of crushed ice.
with permission of Wayne Keyser
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