6 Ways to Use Nature’s Flavors NAtural & Organic Snow Cone Syrups

Nature’s Flavors Organic and Natural Snow Cone Syrups are multi-versatile! While you may buy them just to be used in the summer time for your kids, they can be used in so many other recipes. They can even go beyond beverages. Keep reading to see how!

By the way, most of the flavors we recommend are included in our Natural and Organic Snow Cone Bundles.

Coffee & Syrup

Although you may have purchased our Snow Cone Bundle originally for your kids, below are some ways adults can enjoy them beyond shaved ice! 

Let’s start with coffee, our personal favorite. 

We recommend starting with ½ oz of Flavor Syrup per 1 cup of coffee. Of course, everyone’s taste preferences are different. Some of us like our coffee bold, others like it on the sweeter side. So, feel free to add more flavoring to your liking! 

These are the flavors we recommend for your morning brew, 

Cocktails

So, you find yourself on Friday evening longing for a delicious cocktail to wash down the week. You don’t have any bar syrups but you do have our Snow Cone Bundle! This means you have the flavors Watermelon and Lemon Lime! Woo-hoo

Start off with ½ oz of Flavor Syrup per 1 ½ oz of either tequila, vodka, or rum. As mentioned before, you can always add more to your liking. It’s easy when you’re your own bartender. 

Here’s the flavors we recommend for cocktails:

We can’t just recommend our products without a delicious summer cocktail recipe! So, here’s our take on a Watermelon Chile Margarita:

  • 1 ½ oz of preferred tequila
  • ½ oz of Nature’s Flavors Organic Watermelon Snow Cone Syrup
  • A squeeze of lime
  • 1 tsp sea salt, lemon, chili powder
  • Rim with sea, salt, lemon, chili powder
  • Give it a good shake with some ice. 

Snow Cones, Lemonades, & Carbonated Water

We starting with 1tbsp of syrup per 8oz of lemonade.

If you’d like, you can bring the kids back for these two! We even have a video posted on our Instagram demonstrating how to flavor your lemonades with us!

You can use the same measurements for the lemonades as the cocktail ratio. And remember, you can always add more to your liking. 

By using our Snow Cone Syrup and carbonated water, you can make your own healthier version of a soda! They’re made with Organic Cane Sugar and never contain any artificial colors or ingredients! Read this blog post to learn about eliminating food dyes and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) for your lifestyle.

To flavor your carbonated water, use about 1 tbsp per 8oz of carbonated water. Give it a good stir but don’t go too crazy.

Below are some of our recommended flavors for lemonades and carbonated water:

With our various Cola Flavored products, you can still get the same rich sweet cola taste without the HFCS. It’s a win-win!

Ice Cream & Milkshakes

Drizzle this syrup over strawberry ice cream to elevate your dessert.

Now, is it really summer if you didn’t enjoy some ice cream? Of course it isn’t! 

To use our snow cone flavorings, we recommend using a vanilla ice cream for a neutral base. You can either pour 1 tablespoon over your ice cream, or swirl it into your milkshakes! Easily make a strawberry and vanilla milkshake by using our Natural or Organic Strawberry Snow Cone Syrup. Or, make a delicious root beer float milkshake with our Natural or Organic Root Beer Snow Cone Syrup!

Here’s some more flavors we recommend:

Wrap it Up

If you’ve already purchased our Snow Cone Kit, then you have a lot of flavors to play with. And if you haven’t, then what are you waiting for a sale? Well, then subscribe to our newsletter to hear about exclusive deals and content! Just head to the bottom of our Home Page and to the right you’ll find where to enter your email. Happy Flavoring.

What In the World Is Gluten Free?

We currently live in a word where labels constantly surround us with all of these weird terms on them. Vegan, gluten free, kosher, all-natural, sugar free, non-GMO, grass-fed… and the list goes on and on. As a matter of fact, you may be thinking to yourself, what do all of these terms mean? Well today, we’re going to be talking about what in the world gluten free is.

Why Does Gluten Free Exist?

This way of eating helps people with certain health conditions. For example, people with Celiac disease eat gluten free because it is harmful to their GI tract. Other reasons for a gluten free diet include having a gluten intolerance or sensitivity. In this case, people usually experience bloating, cramping, and even nausea from consuming gluten. Moreover, gluten consumption has also been linked to depression and weight gain.

Are There Any Benefits of Going GF?

Ultimately, people with Celiac disease, intolerances, or sensitivities will benefit the most from a no gluten diet. With this in mind, it’s important to remember that not everyone will benefit from avoiding gluten. Deciding to go on this diet means avoiding large food groups that contain nutrients we need on a daily basis. To clarify, vital nutrients such as wheat and grains contain calcium, iron, folate, and many others that you would be missing out on when gluten free.

The Bottom Line

When it comes to deciding to go gluten free, the best thing to ask yourself is if you really need it. There are both benefits and drawbacks so all you can really do is decide what is the best option for you and your body. It’s important to keep in mind these key points:

  • What your current gut health is
  • If you have any vitamin deficiencies
  • If you find yourself having a negative reaction when consuming gluten
  • Have you talked to your doctor

If you find yourself wanting to explore the gluten free world, check out our products here!

Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars

Who has two thumbs and hates a heatwave? ALL OF US! The heat at the moment is unbearable and it causes profuse sweating on our face, which attracts pollutants in the air, germs, and other horrible microscopic things just like a magnet. The dirt and grime clog our pores which means… you guessed… acne for a longer period of time. Ugh, none of us want that!

Thankfully, Nature’s Flavors is here to save your day from boredom and pimples with these Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars recipe we just made! 

They’re made from natural and organic ingredients, and they’re amazing for your skin. 

Here are the many benefits of coffee beans for your skincare:

Coffee is full of antioxidants, polyphenols, stimulants, and chlorogenic acids (the caffeine). Antioxidants protect your skin by reducing pigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles to help keep you looking younger and radiant. Polyphenols can act as a sunscreen and protect your skin from UV rays. These two ingredients combined will exfoliate your skin, serve as an acne treatment, and protect you from UV rays (please continue to wear sunscreen; the intake of polyphenols will not replace sunscreen).

LET’S MAKE SOME LOTION BARS!

Start by setting the stove or hot plate to a low heat and place the bowl on the appliance (the bowl should be empty). In separate small bowls, put the beeswax and cocoa butter in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Pour the beeswax and cocoa butter into the medium bowl on the appliance. Add the sunflower oil, vanilla fragrance oil, and golden jojoba oil. The liquid in the bowl will look a dark yellow.

Use a spoon to stir and mix all of the ingredients together. The liquid should be ready after a couple of minutes.

Use a towel or mitten to carefully remove the bowl from the appliance. Pour the liquid into the silicone molds. Fill a quarter of the molds and put in as many coffee beans as you would like. Place the silicone molds in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to cool them off. This is the first layer of the lotion bars.

After the 10 minutes, take the molds out of the refrigerator. Pour the rest of the liquid into the molds and add more coffee beans. Put the molds back into the refrigerator and wait 1 hour.

Take the molds out of the refrigerator and voilà! You just made yourself some DIY Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars!


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Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bars

This nourishing Vanilla Coffee Lotion Bar will have your skin feeling baby soft! It not only nourishes but the coffee beans help exfoliate too! 
Prep Time30 mins
Passive Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Keyword: all natural, bar, beans, beeswax, butter, clean, cocoa, coffee, diy, exfoliate, exfoliating, fresh, grounds, hyrdating, lotion, natural, oil, organic, scrub, skin, skincare, sunflower, whole
Yield: 6 lotion bars

Equipment

  • Glass/Stainless Steel Bowl (Medium)
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups
  • Silicone Molds
  • Stove or Hot Plate

Materials

Instructions

  • Place the beeswax, sunflower oil, cocoa butter, and the vanilla fragrance oil in a bowl. 
  • Place the bowl on a hot plate or stove and set it to a low heat.
  • Mix until all of your ingredients are well combined.
  • Next, fill your silicone molds about a quarter of the way and add some coffee beans. You'll have to allow it to set before you add more of your mixture in. We want to avoid your coffee beans from floating to the top. 
  • Once each mold is ¼ filled, place them in the fridge for 10 minutes. Continue to heat the bowl with the remaining mixture on low.
  • After the 10 minutes, remove the silicone molds from the refrigerator and finish filling each mold with the remaining mixture and coffee beans. Then, place them back in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Once your lotion bars have set, pop them out and moisturize! We hope you enjoyed!

Notes

  • You can swap out the vanilla fragrance oil for any fragrance oil you’d like! Find more fragrance oils here!
  • Our fragrances are natural or organic, and because of that their scent won’t be as strong as synthetic fragrances. Synthetic fragrances include harsh chemicals that can negatively affect your skin. If the fragrance isn’t strong enough, feel free to add more. 
  • Store your lotion bars in a cool place to keep them from melting.