Saturday, August 23, 2014
Oh Baby, It's Hot Outside!
Well, summer has arrived with a
vengance. We are having a slight
heat wave with a heat advisory
possibly till Tuesday! The heat
index could top 108 today. Now,
you have to understand that up
until a few days ago, we were
having summer temps in the
upper 80's. And... now we
are having the temps we
normally have here in the
So to combat the heat and the
(restless natives) my students.
I broke out the Jelly Belly Ice
Shaver. This one is hand cranked
but I think they have an electic
one also. Picked this up at Target
earlier this summer. Too much fun!
The original recipe was trippled
times two so that we would have
enough to go around. We had 20
enjoying shaved ice.
So three cups of water heated to a boil.
Three for each flavor.
(Wrong pic) Six pkgs. Kool-Aid.
Three cups of sugar! Yes, that's right.
Put in the boiling water and remove
from the heat. Then add three pkgs
Let cool down and put in a
pour bottle. Store in the
Ta-Da cherry flavored shaved
For the grape I just made it "like"
Kool-Aid. Each was a little different
but the flavor for both was great!
My kids loved it and so did the staff!
If you are doing this with mulitple
flavors, I would do it like I did the
grape one, that way you won't have
the "wait" time in between flavors.
The only thing you won't have is the
heaviness of the "simple syrup" that
the red one made.
Here is the original recipe:
Shaved Ice Syrup
2 C sugar
1 C water
1 Pkg of Kool-Aid
Bring water to a boil, add sugar
and stir add Kool-Aid and remove
from heat. Let cool.
I cut the sugar amount in half and believe
one cup is enough. You could even do
a half cup sugar or do a sugar free version
with a sweetener of your choice.
~Keep on Dreaming~