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Cola and lime snow cones

Experiment with the amount of cola syrup you add to the ice - and for an extra kick, throw in a splash of golden rum.

You'll need

600 gm ice cubes To serve: lime wedges   Cola syrup 400 gm caster sugar 75 gm brown sugar Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon, 1 lime and 1 orange 1 cinnamon quill 1 tsp finely grated ginger ½ star anise ½ tsp coriander seeds ¼ tsp dried lavender 1/8 tsp finely grated nutmeg ½ vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped ½ tsp citric acid


  • 01
  • For cola syrup, stir ingredients, except juices, vanilla and citric acid, with 300ml water in a saucepan over medium heat to dissolve sugar, bring to the simmer, then reduce heat to low and simmer to develop flavours (5 minutes). Cool (about 1 hour), then stir in juices, vanilla and citric acid, strain through a fine sieve and refrigerate in a sealed bottle. Makes about 600ml. Cola syrup will keep for a month.
  • 02
  • To serve, finely crush ice in a food processor and pack into serving cups or dishes, drizzle with cola syrup and squeeze lime juice over the top.

At A Glance

  • Serves 8 - 10 people
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  • Serves 8 - 10 people

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Jan 2015

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