Today Callie discusses the art of making Sugar Water so that you can make your snow cone flavors or shaved ice flavors from our liquid concentrate. We didn’t discuss the volume of flavor that you can get from our concentrate so I will touch on that a bit here. First, our concentrate is good for three years whether it is opened or not. This is one of the great advantages of doing shaved ice as a business. There is almost zero waste when it comes to your product. A three year shelf life on your base concentrate gives you lots of time to use and figure out your inventory. Our concentrate is magnified by 32 times when you mix it with Sugar Water or Simple Syrup as some people call it. So if you buy a Gallon of concentrate, you will be able to make 32 gallons of flavor! This is a massive cost savings. One quick note here: We are going to be doing a Flavor Friday on this specifically, but this is a good place to talk about it as well. Our flavors are fantastic. We truly believe they are the best in the business, and we pride ourselves on that. However, when you see that our flavors are a bit more expensive than most flavor producers out there, just remember, that on your end, it literally is less than a penny per shaved ice more to use a premium flavor on your shaved ice. This is a big determining factor as to whether people will return to your stand or not. So don’t skimp on flavors, buy the best flavors available from Now, with that said, Callie is going to take us through the process of making sugar water on a smaller scale up to the 5 gallon head packs. This video is intended to serve those who do shaved ice at home with the Little Snowie 2 Ice Shaver as well as those who run a shaved ice stand and use multiple 5 gallon jugs to transport their sugar water. First, we start making Sugar Water for individual serving bottles. The process for mixing these small serving containers one at a time is simple. First put your sugar in the serving bottle. If it is a pint, you will put 1-1/4 cups of sugar into the pint bottle. Fill it mostly with water and mix it vigorously. Once the sugar is dissolved, add a 1/2 ounce of concentrate to that bottle. If it needs a little more water to top it off, go ahead and do that. Then you will shake it again until the color is mixed throughly and you are done. If you are making a quart serving bottle, the process is exactly the same, except you will pour 2-1/2 cups of sugar into the bottle. If you are making a 1 gallon jug, the amount of sugar to pour into the jug is 5 lbs. Now, if you are making a 5 gallon head-pack, the process changes. You will do the following. First: Fill your 5 gallon jug with one gallon of water. Second: Pour in one ounce scoop of the dry preservative, or two ounces if you are using the liquid preservative. Third: Pour in 25 lbs of sugar water. Fourth: If you are using the mixing bit, fill it up to the 4 gallon mark with water. Otherwise, fill it all the way to the 5 gallon mark. If you do use the mixing bit, go ahead and mix it heavily at the 4 gallon mark. This will prevent the sugar water from gushing out of the top of the jug. Then top off with water. Fifth: Add one ounce of Citric Acid either liquid or powder to activate your preservative and mix. If you are using the mixing bit, you only need to lightly run the drill to make sure the citric acid dissolves evenly throughout the 5 gallon jug. And that is it. You now have delicious sugar water that is preserved for one year! It is important that you follow these steps to make sure you have the most delicious Snow Cone Flavors around. Again, your Shaved Ice Flavors are a critical factor when people decide to return to your stand. Make sure you buy good flavors and create sugar water properly! We also mentioned in the video that we would include the description of the drills that we use for our drill mixing mount. Those drills are: Rigid R7001 and Dewalt DWD110 You can find the products in this video at the following links:

Today Callie discusses the art of making Sugar Water so that you can make your snow cone flavors or shaved ice flavors from our liquid concentrate. We didn’t discuss the […]