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, Joyful Homemaking

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, Joyful Homemaking

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

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

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice, Joyful Homemaking
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, Joyful Homemaking

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

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

homemade shaved ice, Homemade Shaved Ice, Joyful Homemaking
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, Joyful Homemaking

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

7 Comments

  1. Love this! I wonder if it would stay slushy enough if I used water kefir place of the sprite since that’s the nearest thing we have to soda around here…

  2. One of my favorite treats is Shaved Ice, I will be trying this today! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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