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Healthy Snow Cone Syrup

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Healthy snow cone syrup is a great way to use those summer cherries. No sugar added to the syrup and makes a fun snack for kids and adults.

snow cones in little clear bowls with cherries on top

I don’t know about you, but I love when cherry season rolls around every summer. They’re easy to find in most grocery stores right now, and for a decent price.

It’s easy to reach for ice cream or popsicles, but what about the childhood favorite – snow cones?! Even as an adult I enjoy eating snow cones, and so do my kiddos.

Making this healthy snow cone syrup is easy too. Making the syrup with fresh cherries is so different than the cherry flavored stuff found in stores. Homemade tastes fresh, and the added vanilla gives the syrup even more flavor.

snow cones in little clear bowls with cherries on top

What are the benefits of eating cherries?

Cherries are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and other nutrients. Cherries are highly nutritious and offer many health benefits.

snow cones in little clear bowls with cherries on top

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Only 4 ingredients 
  • Low in calories
  • Perfect way to use fresh cherries
snow cones in little clear bowls with cherries on top

Ingredients 

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

snow cones in little clear bowls with cherries on top

How to make this recipe

1 – Remove the pits from all the cherries. Add all the ingredients to a medium sized saucepan. Turn the saucepan to medium-high heat. 

2 – Mash the cherries down as the mixture begins to boil.

3 – Keep stirring the boiling mixture until it starts to thicken up a bit. You’ll want the syrup to be close to a maple syrup consistency. 

4 – Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, so you are left with the juice and no skin of the cherries.

5 – Let cherry mixture cool to room temperature. Blend some ice in a blender and douse with syrup. Enjoy! 

snow cones in little clear bowls with cherries on top

How do I store my snow cone syrup?

Place the cooled syrup in the fridge if there are any leftovers. The syrup will be good in the fridge for at least a week – if it lasts that long! 

Calories per serving (approximately 1/2 cup): 40

Yield: 8 Servings

Healthy Snow Cone Syrup

snow cones in little clear bowls with cherries on top

Healthy snow cone syrup is a great way to use those summer cherries. No sugar added to the syrup and makes a fun snack for kids and adults.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cool Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh cherries
  • 6 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  1. Remove pits from cherries. Add all ingredients to a medium sized saucepan. Turn the saucepan to medium-high heat. 
  2. Mash the cherries down as the mixture begins to boil.
  3. Keep stirring the boiling mixture until it starts to thicken up a bit. You'll want the syrup to be close to a maple syrup consistency.
  4. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, so you are left with the juice and no skin of the cherries.
  5. Let cherry mixture cool to room temperature. Blend some ice in a blender and douse with syrup. Enjoy! 

Notes

I use the Lakanto brand for the monk fruit sweetener.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Saturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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veenaazmanov

Thursday 30th of July 2020

These are so cute and look so creative. Love the Cherry topping. Kids to have a feast.

simplylowcal

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Thanks! :)

Jessica Formicola

Thursday 30th of July 2020

I love the cherry and vanilla flavor combination! What a fun summer treat idea!

simplylowcal

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Thanks, Jessica. :)

Cathleen

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Why have I never made my own snow cone before?? This looks amazing, I definitely need to give this a go :)

simplylowcal

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Thanks, Cathleen. I hope you enjoy them! :)

Carrie Robinson

Thursday 30th of July 2020

This sounds so refreshing! Perfect for summertime. :)

simplylowcal

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Thanks, Carrie. :)

Ashley

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Such a winner for this hot summer!!

simplylowcal

Thursday 30th of July 2020

I agree! :)

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