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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.
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.
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.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Only 4 ingredients
- Low in calories
- Perfect way to use fresh cherries
What you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Fresh cherries
- Monk fruit sweetener
- Vanilla extract
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!
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
- 3 cups fresh cherries
- 6 tablespoons monk fruit sweetener
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup water
- Remove pits from cherries. Add all ingredients to a medium sized saucepan. Turn the saucepan to medium-high heat.
- Mash the cherries down as the mixture begins to boil.
- 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.
- Strain the mixture through a fine mesh strainer, so you are left with the juice and no skin of the cherries.
- Let cherry mixture cool to room temperature. Blend some ice in a blender and douse with syrup. Enjoy!
I use the Lakanto brand for the monk fruit sweetener.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 40Saturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g
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