This idea came from George, my 6-year-old and up-and-coming chef. We had been on a playdate where they had been given those brightly colored frozen ice sticks. When the boys asked if we could buy ice pops like that I said no, they are nothing but sugar and dye, but maybe we could come up with another idea. George piped up and said “I have an idea! Why don’t we use fruit juice instead of the sugar and dye? We can just blend it with ice.” Well, one thing led to another as we experimented with shaved ice and fruit and, presto, the way-cool Fresh Cherry Snow Cone was born!
I used cherries because I happened to have some nice looking organic ones and I thought the color would be bold. Keep in mind that this same idea can be translated into any fruit or fruit combination. I am currently looking forward to making a lemon and ginger one, or a kiwi and pear, or a watermelon basil…. They all sound so good I can’t decide.
- cherries - 1/2 cup pitted
- honey - 1 tablespoon
- ice - 4 cups
- himalaya salt - a pinch
- water - 2 tablespoons
Put the ice in the blender. I use the ice crush mode. Blend until all the ice is broken into fine pieces.
Scoop the ice into 4 bowls and set aside.
Put the cherries, honey, salt and water into the blender and blend until smooth.
Pour equal portions of the cherry syrup over the ice and serve immediately.