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It is already getting up to the 80’s here in Texas. Seriously it is only April… Really our weather has been a roller coaster of heat, cool, rain, sun, humid, and windy. And that is all in just one day! The warmer weather has me craving for a good ole sno cone!! My kids are snoconeaholics just like me. It must be genetic.. haha But I have some really sensitive teeth. I have been using sensitivity toothpaste for years, but they could use a little extra help.
Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen are my new weapons against sensitivity so that I can enjoy my recipe for homemade sno cone syrup. I headed to Kroger to get my ingredients as well as pick up the toothbrush and pen combo. Oh and check your Kroger mobile app, there may just be a coupon you can load to your card to save $$!!
It was pretty easy to incorporate the new Colgate products since you kinda need a toothbrush to brush your teeth anyways, but the Sensitivity Pen just makes it that much better. The Actis Enamel Pen blocks sensitivity at the source of pain. Simply: Brush, Apply, Go. No rinsing. I am out the door and my teeth are protected against the cold chilly treats that make warm weather that much more bearable. Yep, one happy lady here. The sensitivity pen then stores in the bottom of the toothbrush so if you are like me you won’t lose it.
Since my teeth were ready to go, I decided to try my hand at making my own homemade sno cone syrup. I looked online just to get a general idea of what to use, but decided to tweak the recipe a bit and see how it turned out. Coconut sugar, water, strawberries, vanilla, and Lemon/Lime Essential Oils sounded like a good blend.
Start by placing two cups coconut sugar in a saucepan, add one cup of water, and one cup of diced strawberries. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer for about 10-15 minutes. You just want the strawberries to break down a bit so they impart some good flavor. Turn off the heat and add one teaspoon of good vanilla extract then 3 drops lemon and 3 drops lime essential oil. Chill the mixture overnight, then strain out the strawberries. Place the homemade sno cone syrup in a bottle with a pourable spout. Our sno cone maker came with a great bottle and I also have the squeeze bottles that I use for my baking decorating that are prefect as well. I would keep this mixture in the fridge since it was infused with real strawberries. It should last about 2-3 weeks in the fridge if sealed well. You could also make it in a smaller batch if you aren’t going to be using it a lot.
To make the syrup a little more appealing to kids you could always use regular sugar so that the final mixture is not so brown in color. I made a raspberry one with regular sugar and it was pretty good as well.
Yep it should be a pretty good summer for enjoying icy cold treats. My teeth will be ready thanks to the Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen.
Do you have a favorite sno cone flavor or other warm weather treat? Share below in the comments 🙂