3 cups of cherries, fresh or frozen (substitute any fruit you like— berries or stone fruit would be great)
6 tbsp. sugar, coconut sugar, or your sweetener of choice... I used honey
2 tsp. vanilla
¾ c. water
Add all of the ingredients for your chosen snow cone syrup to a saucepan and mash the fruit down as the mixture heats to a boil. Keep stirring the boiling mixture until it gets to a maple syrup-like consistency (if it gets too jammy, don’t freak out – just add water until it gets to the right thickness).
Strain the mixture into a heatproof container and let it cool to room temperature. Then use your Cuisinart to shave that ice, scoop, douse with syrup and enjoy!