TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 6 cups ice cubes
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups maple syrup


  1. Place ice cubes in a resealable plastic bag and wrap bag in a clean kitchen towel. With a meat mallet, coarsely crush ice; fill small bowls with crushed ice; set aside. With butter, grease a ring about 1 inch wide inside a large heavy saucepan about 3 inches from the top. Place maple syrup in the pan; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 235°, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Drizzle strips of syrup over ice with a small wooden spoon. Using a fork, lift and wrap strips of syrup around fork and enjoy! Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sugar on Snow in Country Woman February/March 2013

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