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Default Maple taffy on snow

One of the things I include in my "make your own syrup" package is maple taffy on snow but it's a real challenge as the season progresses. Any suggestions on where to get or how to make snow? Right now I'm driving to a grocery store about 30 minutes away and buying ice shavings but that's a majour PITA. Perhaps I need that gas powered blender I posted about here and bags of ice.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:28 PM
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We used to freeze dish pans full of snow but that was for a couple of family events. In your situation, I don't think it would work. What about a sno-cone maker?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 06:03 PM
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I use a Black and Decker "Power Pro" food processor to grind ice cubes.
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Ever since I have been making Maple Syrup I have wanted to do the Maple Taffy on Snow thing. This has got to be the year. Yes I know - use fresh syrup. Don't have any and it will be awhile me thinks - but I have aged maple syrup and lots and lots of good - clean snow. I know this as I have been tapping trees the last couple of days using drop tubes and buckets and trying to find Mother Earth to insure my drop tubes are long enough when the white stuff finally melts. My snow is deep - clean and cold and this is the year for Maple Taffy on the Snow ---- Using Aged Maple Syrup. --Mike--
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snow cone machines work can make wax on snow, and maple snow cones with some dark syrup.
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Where I'm from it's called jack wax or sugar on snow. True connoisseurs will tell you the best snow to use is a very fine packy snow. Coarse snow or ice crystals from a snow cone machine tend to stick to the taffy and you end up eating a lot of ice with your taffy. With packy snow you don't have this problem.

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JACK WAX iS what my grandmother called it also,and i can remember her coming down to the sugar house and carrying her 2 qt pot ,give me a qt of syrup she would say,put it on the gas stove flame very low,and she used a spoon and dipped it in the syrup then held it about 12 in above pot and when it woul string from spoon to the pot,she would spoon it over te packedsnow that i got her-MEMOIRS AND WHAT A TREAT.
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