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  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Servings 14

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! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
bottles or cans (12 oz each) beer, chilled
Syrup (choose from recipes below)

Steps

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  • 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.<p> <b>Red Raspberry-Lemon Syrup:</b> 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.<p> <b>Blueberry-Lime Syrup:</b> 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.<p> <b>Orange Syrup:</b> 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.

Expert Tips

  • The beer snow is great made with lager, pilsner or Hefeweizen beer.
  • For a nonalcoholic option, replace beer with nonalcoholic ginger beer, ginger ale or lemon-lime soda.
  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Snow Cone
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
0
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
0mg
0%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
17g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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