Food is becoming fashion, with all its trends, styles, and what’s hot and what’s not. The year of the “whoppie pie” is coming to a close and now it seems that “gourmet” snow cones are the latest in cool.
My adult memories of snow cones are less glamorous, but as a kid I’m sure that I felt like the ice queen with my Snoopy snow cone maker. I was surprised to see that they still produce it, an ice shaver in the shape of a dog house that comes with the syrup dispenser shaped like a hat resting on Snoopy’s head. You shave the ice by hand with the crank in the dog house roof and then pour on neon-bright colored syrups to color the ice with super sweet syrup.
The healthier home-made version that I made today is still just as sweet and you can still use your old childhood maker to grind it up for Snoopy’s approval. Only it’s world’s above a store-bought snow cone: