I am super spoiled. My lovely brother Tom and his girlfriend Morgan gifted me a Snow Cone machine for my birthday this past week. How the heck they knew I wanted one so badly – I’ll never know but I am so excited to have one…..again. Yes, I had a snow cone machine before. When I was a kid (not sure the exact age) I saved up all of my money and bought a snow cone machine from Walgreens or another store of such calibre. It is only looking back now that I realize that only a true foodie would spend their hard earned allowance on a snow cone machine or a kitchen appliance of any kind. Most kids would have bought a doll or some Lego or colouring books. Anyways, it was quite possibly the best snow cone machine ever. It had Snoopy on it. You can see a similar one here.
Anyways, I am so happy to have one again because we all know that I love icy cold treats but sometimes a girl has GOT to give up that ice cream and fro yo for something a little bit more snow-like for the sake of calories. I love the taste of Pimm’s with strawberries so I thought a lemonade + mint spin on a snow cone would do the trick for these hot hot days we are having.
what you’ll be putting down:
snow cone machine
throw it together: first of all make the snow. Make more than you might need because it might melt before your cocktail is even ready! Mix your chopped strawberries with your snow in a bowl. In another smaller bowl, mix Pimm’s with lemon juice. Use your own discretion – the boozier it is the better, right? Fill up your snow cone cup with snow and strawberries. Garnish with some fresh mint (this is going to add SO much flavour to the drink. Yum!). Slowly pour Pimm’s and lemon mixture over snow. Top with a little extra snow and serve up with a tiny spoon.
I’ve always been a cherry or blue raspberry girl when it comes to snowcones. I can’t wait until I get my hands on some of those super sugary concoctions but until then this fresh and delicious take on the classic cone’d dessert will do the trick. What’s a hot day without a snow cone?