I’ve been feeling rather nostalgic lately. One thing I clearly remember from my childhood is how excited I was to get a frozen Dixie cup at the end of a hot summer day. It is not as good as a snowball but it is a great substitute for an at home treat.
They are very simple to make too. First gather your ingredients:
- small 3 oz size Dixie cups
- 1 box of Jello (flavor of your choice)
- 2 tablespoons of sugar
- 2 1/2 cups of water
- condensed milk – optional
Next you heat one cup of water just until it is simmering. That is not quite to a boil but heated enough that it is steaming. Mix in the sugar and Jello until it is dissolved. Once it is completely dissolved add the additional water. Stir and mix well. Pour into cups. This should make 8 cups full. Freeze for several hours.
To make more than 8 cups simply double up the recipe or make additional batches in various flavors.
Once they are frozen you can add the ol’ Cajun secret of deliciousness: condensed milk. We would let the cups melt in the sun just a bit until it was slushy and then mix it up in the cup with the condensed milk. It is almost the perfect substitute for a snowball.
Why condensed milk? Here in south Louisiana we have snowballs. Snowballs are shaved ice (not crushed) that is flavored with a syrup. It is like eating a fruity ball of snow. Lots of snowballs are topped with the condensed milk to take the flavor up a notch. It works for Frozen Dixie Cups too!
We have some who like condensed milk and some who don’t in our family so I left some without. That gave us some red, white, and blue Frozen Dixie Cups to celebrate Memorial Day. These would also be great for the 4th of July.
Once you get them made there is only one thing left to do: ENJOY!
Ca c’est bon, cher!