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Grammy G 06-29-2013 01:56 PM

Sugar Free Syrup recipe?
I love the Davinci (sp?) syrups but would like to stay away from artificial sweeteners. I wondered if anyone has made a more natural sugar free syrup that would work on shaved ice? I just got a snow cone machine. :-)

Also, how would the flavored stevia syrups work?

Thank you,

Mistizoom 06-29-2013 05:32 PM

I don't know about making it yourself, but Natures Flavors makes xylitol-sweetened snow cone syrups, and some that (from what I can tell) are sweetened with xylitol, erythritol and stevia. You can buy them on their website.

ETA: Netrition sells Nature's Hollow Sugar Free Syrup in maple and raspberry flavors. It is sweetened with xylitol.

dianafoot 06-30-2013 11:32 AM

I use xylitol and erythritol boiled down in a small amount of water to make an unflavored simple syrup. The less water, the more like taffy the results.

Sometime I add 2 tsp of honey while making this (2 cups of x and e, 1/2 cup water) and it turns a lovely golden amber shade and tastes astonishingly like honey!

I would try this and add some flavoring drops to make flavored syrup. If you don't want it too stiff, start with 1 cup of water to 2 cups of sweetener.

It will crystallize eventually, but a quick reheating liquifies it again.

Grammy G 06-30-2013 01:18 PM

Perfect! Thank you so much! I have Xylitol coming this week!

Grammy G 06-30-2013 01:19 PM

Thank you Mistizoom! I will put a bottle on my next order!

flossie73 06-30-2013 02:20 PM

I've got one posted on my blog that uses the following ingredients. Just boil down, strain and refrigerate. You could sub in whatever fruit flavor you'd like.

1 & 1/2c xylitol
20 drops liquid vanilla stevia
1c water
10 oz. bag frozen blackberries
1/2 lime, juiced

Grammy G 06-30-2013 02:47 PM

Flossie... thank you SO much! This is great! I'm wondering how many carbs per serving since it has blackberries. I'll have to plug it into a program and find out. Thank you so much!

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