Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice with Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Here's another recipe from the bestselling novel, Veils and Vengeance.
This recipe is featured in Chapter 6 and it's pretty simple and easily adjusted for different types of fruits. And yes, in Hawaii they call it "Shave Ice" so it's not a typo. :)

1 1/2 cups diced fresh strawberries
2 tbsps freshly squeezed lime juice (1 lime)
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup white granulated sugar

  Macadamia nut ice cream or your preferred flavor

To make the strawberry syrup, first wash and core your strawberries. Toss them in your blender and pulse the mixture.

Next, combine the strawberries, lime juice, water, and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. After removing the pan from the heat, leave the fruit in the syrup while it cools to room temperature. 
Then, after it cools completely, strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a small pitcher or squeeze bottle. 
 If desired put one scoop of ice cream in the bottom of each bowl. This is how they serve it in Hawaii, with delicious creamy ice cream in the bottom!
Finely shave ice into bowls or cups, then pour syrup over the ice.
My kids loved this treat and we're going to try it with pineapple next!
 I hope you try this tasty recipe, and if you like it, you might be interested in more projects from my novels about a wedding planner who runs her own craft blog and solves mysteries! These Berry-licious Cupcakes with Magic Glitter would be perfect for a summer party and this tutorial on how to create Coffee-Filter Roses makes beautiful wedding decor.

Learn more about Veils and Vengeance and all of the chapter tips, recipes, and tutorials HERE.
Courtesy of www.mashedpotatoesandcrafts.com

I have a brand new book that is also set in Kauai and features a little Shave Ice too! :) You can find Hawaiian Masquerade here and here's a blurb for this sweet new romance! 
Lexi closed her eyes. The waves rolled in slowly, rhythmically, with a dependability that would never be doubted. Shawn had been her rock and they’d worked together with a rhythm that had kept their jobs and life in sync. Before Derek, she might’ve entertained a future with Shawn … but the dark-haired man with a camera bag slung over his shoulder had changed everything. 

When Lexi Burke escaped the remnants of a cold winter in Chicago for the beaches of Kauai, it wasn’t a random vacation. She left the hectic pace of Burke Enterprises behind with enough money to retire at age thirty-two, intent on settling into the idyllic existence of island life. Until she met local photographer Derek Mitchell—a talented man with a grudge against rich tourists. 

From art night to snorkeling lessons, hiking, and chopping coconuts, Lexi can’t talk herself out of spending time with the handsome, hardworking man who knows the value of every dollar. She also can’t find a way to tell him the truth about herself. But then Derek is selected to help in a benefit at a masquerade ball as one of the eligible bachelors up for auction. Lexi must decide whether to wear a mask or unveil her true self and risk losing Derek’s trust and a chance at love.