Beer Snow Cones

Beer Snow Cones

These grown-up snow cones are made from granita-style beer “snow” and a drizzle of fruity simple syrup. This make-ahead treat will be a hit at your next party!

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

14

snow

2
bottles or cans (12 oz each) beer, chilled
Syrup (choose from recipes below)
  1. Pour beer into 8- or 9-inch square glass baking dish; freeze 45 minutes. When ice crystals begin to form at edges of dish, stir mixture with fork. Freeze about 3 hours longer, stirring every 45 minutes, until completely frozen. Should be granita texture.
  2. To serve, scoop into snow cone papers or lowball cocktail glasses. Drizzle with desired syrup.

    Red Raspberry-Lemon Syrup: In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Using vegetable peeler, remove strips of lemon peel (yellow part only) from 1 lemon; add to saucepan. Squeeze juice from lemon; add juice and 1 cup fresh or frozen red raspberries to saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside 1 hour to cool. Strain syrup into glass jar; discard solids. Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. About 1 3/4 cups.

    Blueberry-Lime Syrup: In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water. Using vegetable peeler, remove strips of lime peel (green part only) from 2 limes; add to saucepan. Squeeze juice from limes; add lime juice and 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries to saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside 1 hour to cool. Strain syrup into glass jar; discard solids. Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. About 1 3/4 cups.

    Orange Syrup: To 1-quart saucepan, add 1 cup sugar. Using vegetable peeler, remove strips of orange peel (orange part only) from 1 medium orange; add to saucepan. Squeeze juice from 6 medium oranges (about 1 1/4 cups juice); add juice to saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; set aside 1 hour to cool. Strain syrup into glass jar; discard solids. Cover jar, and refrigerate until needed. About 1 1/2 cups.

Makes 14 snow cones (1/2 cup each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
The beer snow is great made with lager, pilsner or Hefeweizen beer.
Tip
For a nonalcoholic option, replace beer with nonalcoholic ginger beer, ginger ale or lemon-lime soda.
Tip
Cover and chill any remaining syrups up to 2 weeks. The syrups are great added to iced tea or mixed with sparkling water for a homemade Italian fruit soda.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Snow Cone)
  • Calories 80
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 0mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.