Catch the freshest, cleanest snow for sugar on snow by putting mixing bowls outside during the big snowstorm.
Sugar on snow is the best. It's a delicious, easy, seasonal treat for all ages. Simply heat real maple syrup on the stove and drizzle it over packed snow. The maple syrup instantly transforms into a kind of chewy, icy taffy.
Many New Englanders eat it with a fork, accompanied by a pickle and a donut. I grew up eating it with a side of saltines. Now I enjoy it with coffee or malty beer.
Sugar on snow is most popular in in March, during maple sugaring season. However, my family uses any snowstorm as an excuse to make it. My tips:
- As mentioned above, leave mixing bowls during snowstorms to catch the freshest, cleanest snow
- Use a candy thermometer to get the syrup up to 230 degrees. But don't let not having a thermometer prevent you from making sugar on snow - just heat up the syrup on the stove.
- Don't use that maple flavored corn syrup stuff. Use the real thing.
That's it. Enjoy!