This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Summer is here and it is hot, hot, hot! One thing that this heat and humidity is perfect for are my citrus trees! At the beginning of spring Cameron and I planted several citrus trees and now, we are seeing the fruits of our labor! Now that the kids are out of school I am always looking for fun ways that we can stay cool. Camilla and I decided to experiment with fresh lemons and came up with a super tasty and chilly solution, fresh squeezed lemonade snow cones!
To set the stage this summer I am calling it the “summer of citrus”! I love using fruit as decoration and there was no shortage of all things lemon home décor on Walmart.com. I found the perfect items for a summer home refresh for our kitchen table including table cloths and runners, dish towels, and candles that make our home smell lemony fresh.
While browsing Walmart I found a snow cone maker and I knew I had to have it. If you know anything about me, you know I love a good snow cone! It’s one of my favorite summer treats. I thought it would be really fun to make them with the kids and at less than $20, I couldn’t pass it up!
Perfecting a good lemonade is a no brainer when you have fresh lemons growing right outside your window. I loved being able to share my lemonade making secrets with Cami and when I asked her what we should pour over the snow cones, she said “lemonade!” I think it’s pretty genius and it made me think that it up her lemonade stand game by 1,000% to do a lemonade snow cone stand instead of just regular lemonade.
You wanna’ know the secret of the perfect fresh squeezed lemonade? The secret is to pour your sugar into hot water and mix until the sugar has dissolved. You’re welcome! Use a cup of hot water and pour a cup to a cup- and-a-half of sugar into it (depending on how sweet you like it.)
We used the juice of 5 medium sized lemons to make our lemonade. Once the juice was extracted we poured it into our pitcher which contained about 4 cups of cold water. A good tip is to roll your lemons on the table first before you cut them. This will make sure you get the most juice out of the lemon.
Once the sugar water, lemon juice, and cold water were mixed, we had the perfect fresh squeezed lemonade. Now for the snow cones!
The snow cone maker was really easy to use! Pour in your ice and push down on the lid and power button as it shaves the ice. That’s it! Cami and I are excited to try new flavors out all summer long!