Sweet Idea: Fresh Fruit Snow Cones

Snow cones, sno cones, shaved ice – whatever you call them, these versions made with fresh fruit are far more flavorful than their artificial counterparts. Give them to the kids for a healthier frozen treat or serve them at a dinner party for a fun yet elegant dessert.

It isn't difficult to make snow cones at home. An ice shaver (remember the Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine?!) creates the fluffiest ice, but you can also make it granita-style or simply crush ice in the blender.

These recipes all incorporate fresh fruit:
Coconut Snow Cones with Young Coconut and Pineapple-Ginger Syrup at Australian Gourmet Traveller (pictured)
Fresh Fruit Sno-Cones at Epicurious (pictured)
Raspberry-Blueberry Snow Cones at Epicurious
Cherry Snow Cone at Food52
Trend Alert: Snow Cones at Martha Stewart Weddings

Or make up your own version, using whatever fruit is in season, fresh juices, and homemade simple syrup infused with fruit or herbs.

Related: Simple Pleasures: 5 Ideas for Snow Cones and Shaved Ice

(Images: William Meppem/Australian Gourmet Traveller; Rita Maas/Gourmet)

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