This summer, the kids are home from school, the weather is getting hot, and the demand for treats is at an all-time high. Snow cones are the quintessential summertime treat for kids and adults alike. But with Blendtec’s Homemade Tiger’s Blood Snow Cone recipe, you don’t have to worry about unhealthy, unnatural high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors. Blendtec’s Tiger’s Blood Snow Cone recipe combines four simple ingredients: fresh strawberries, granulated sugar, water, and coconut extract.
But what is “tiger’s blood?” Sounds kind of scary, right? Well if you’re a snow cone connoisseur, you probably know that it’s not scary—in fact, it’s one of the best snow cone flavors out there. Tiger’s blood is actually a combination of sweet strawberry and tropical coconut flavors.
For this Homemade Tiger’s Blood Snow Cone recipe, we’re going to begin by making the tiger’s blood syrup. We’ll start by adding all of the ingredients—water, granulated sugar, fresh strawberries, and coconut extract to your FourSide or WildSide+ Blendtec jar. Blend for 90 seconds on either the “Syrups,” “Soup,” or “Hot” setting, depending on your blender.
Add the pureed mixture to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Once it starts to boil, turn down the heat and let the mixture simmer for 10–15 minutes. This really allows it to thicken into a syrup-like consistency.
Remove the syrup from the heat and transfer to a heat-proof container. Chill the tiger’s blood syrup in the refrigerator until it’s cool.
While the syrup is cooling, we’ll start on the shaved ice, which is the basis of a snow cone. Making the shaved ice is easy: Simply add three cups of ice to your FourSide jar, or five cups of ice to your WildSide+ jar. Blend on a medium speed for seven to ten seconds, or until you’ve reached a snow-like consistency.
To serve, fill your cups, bowls, or plastic cones with the shaved ice using a spoon or ice cream scoop. Drizzle the tiger’s blood syrup over the shaved ice and enjoy!
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