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Cola and lime snow cones

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for cola and lime snow cones.

By Alice Storey
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking plus cooling
  • Serves 8 - 10
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Cola and lime snow cones


  • 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


  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    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.