Peach & Bourbon Snow Cones + VITAMIX giveaway!

Peach & Bourbon Snow Cones + VITAMIX giveaway!

I have a very exciting collaboration happening right now that I am practically beside myself about – and that I’m thrilled to finally share with you.

Bon Appétit magazine has partnered up with Vitamix for several issues, and asked me to collaborate (squeal!) in creating some fabulous recipes to showcase the Vitamix Professional Series 750 blender.

I’ve gotta say, it’s pretty surreal to see my face in my favourite magazine.

Peach & Bourbon Snow Cones + VITAMIX giveaway!

And it gets way more exciting, because with each issue of our partnership, they’re giving away a Vitamix to YOU!

For the August draw, all you have to do to enter is snap a pic of a summer treat you make that was inspired by this recipe (as seen in the issue of Bon Appétit that is currently on the stands), and share it on Instagram with the hastag #VitamixSweepstakes. UPDATE: Winner selection will be conducted by random drawing from all eligible entries on 8/31/14.

The winner of the month (one for each of the August, September, November and December issues) takes home a highly coveted, supremely powerful, dazzlingly beautiful Vitamix Pro 750 (value $749).

If you’re not familiar with it, this beauty is a beast: pulverizing popping corn to fine cornmeal in a heartbeat; whipping hard almonds into buttery submission in seconds; making flour from grains without batting a (mechanical) eyelash; and berries – they just quiver in its presence (why hello there, silky smooth coulis). Not to mention it makes hot soup from cold ingredients.

Peach & Bourbon Snow Cones + VITAMIX giveaway!

And everyone else who enters still gets to enjoy some version of these Peach-Bourbon Snow Cones, so really, everybody wins…

I don’t think you could go wrong serving snow cones at a dinner party – either as a conversation-starting cocktail (in which case, dial up the bourbon in the recipe), or as a fun, refreshing dessert to end the meal – akin to granita, but with way more personality.

Peach & Bourbon Snow Cones + VITAMIX giveaway!

A few notes:

– To chill syrup quickly, pour into a zip-top freezer bag, seal tightly, then submerge in an ice bath for about 15 minutes, adding more ice as it melts.

– Feel free to substitute an equal quantity of frozen peaches for fresh – just thaw them first.

– In this snow cone, bourbon adds a subtle boozy kick. Feel free to adjust the quantity upward (or omit it, for kiddies) as desired.

UPDATE: FULL CONTEST RULES & DETAILS HERE.

Peach & Bourbon Snow Cones + VITAMIX giveaway!
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • FOR PEACH SYRUP
  • ½ cup water
  • 4 cups sliced ripe peaches (1 lb)
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 oz. bourbon
  • FOR CRUSHED ICE
  • 6 cups ice cubes
  • 4 cups cold water
Instructions
  1. Place all syrup ingredients except for bourbon into the Vitamix container in the order listed; secure lid. Select Hot Soup program, switch machine to start and allow machine to complete programmed cycle. Add bourbon, select Variable 1, switch machine to start, and process 2 seconds more. Transfer syrup to a pitcher and refrigerate until cool completely, about 2 hours.
  2. Just before serving, place ice cubes and water into the Vitamix container. The ice cubes should naturally float up and off of the blades; if they don’t, use the tamper to dislodge them. Select machine Variable 1, switch machine to Start and slowly increase to Variable 10. Blend for 2 seconds, or until ice is finely crushed. Pour into a sieve and allow excess water to drain.
  3. Scoop 1 cup loosely packed crushed ice into each of 6 serving dishes. Pour ¼ cup of syrup over each snow cone; serve immediately. Store remaining syrup in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • http://theviewfromgreatisland.com sue/the view from great island

    I can’t think of a more impressive place to be than Bon Appetit! And the sno cones are a fabulous idea, although I think I’d just down that peach syrup by the gallon!

    • http://www.foodess.com Jennifer Pallian

      Thank you, Sue, I am indeed very humbled by it! :)

  • http://lifeisnoyoke.com/ Lenny Gale

    Welp, those look incredible, Jennifer.

    While this won’t be my first dive into putting booze into the Vitamix…

    http://lifeisnoyoke.com/mango-mirage/

    …this will be my first time making SNOW CONES. Wow, I’m pumped.

    Keep up the good work. :)

    -Lenny

    • http://www.foodess.com Jennifer Pallian

      Thanks, Lenny! :)

  • malerie d.

    Congrats on the feature!

    How is the winner being picked for this giveaway from the Instagram submissions?

  • heather z

    These look fantastic….. Yummy

    • http://www.foodess.com Jennifer Pallian

      Thanks, Heather!

  • http://cupcakemuffin.blogspot.com sara

    This looks SO good. I so need to try this…fun!

    • http://www.foodess.com Jennifer Pallian

      Hope you like, Sara!

  • http://www.foodpleasureandhealth.com Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    congrats and so proud of you :)

    • http://www.foodess.com Jennifer Pallian

      Thank you, my friend!

  • http://www.saltandpreppy.blogspot.com Charlotte Park

    Jennifer,
    CONGRATULATIONS on your feature in the best food magazine on the planet- Bon Appetit. I can’t wait to think of a recipe playing off of your Bourbon & Peach Sno Cone recipe and plan to instagram soon! Your contests are so creative and fun- keep them coming!

    • http://www.foodess.com Jennifer Pallian

      Thanks Charlotte! :)

  • Maria Lopez

    Easy and amazing recipe, I will love to try this at home!

    • http://www.foodess.com Jennifer Pallian

      Thanks, Maria! Hope you enjoy! :)