Homemade Shaved Ice

Ok, so summer is over in my neck of the woods, but it’s never to late for a summery treat in the form of pretty and sweet shaved ice, right?     Actually, I made this a few weeks ago, and my littlest guy thoroughly enjoyed it!

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,

I was so excited that I wouldn’t need any special equipment (like a machine to shave ice),
and it’s so easy too!

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,

For each color/flavor that you would like to make, you need a 3 ounce box of jello,

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,
2 cups of sprite (7up, or a generic equivalent), and 1 cup of boiling water.

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,
First, mix the boiling water with the jello mix till the crystals are dissolved, and then stir in the pop.

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,

Pour into a container that you can put in the freezer (I used ones with lids).

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,
Make all your flavors and freeze in separate containers over night.

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,
When you’re ready to have some, use a big spoon or ice cream scoop and scoop it out.

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice,

It’s not overly sweet, and if you like it really sweet,
a fun way to eat/drink it, is in a glass with sprite poured over it!
Hope you enjoy!

from Tips from a Typical Mom