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Sugar On Snow A Vermont Tradition

by Linda Cassella

Sugar on snow has been a long standing tradition here in Vermont during the maple harvest season.  Visit any maple producer during sugaring season and you are sure to find them making sugar on snow.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWhen hot maple syrup is drizzled on snow it creates a delicious candy like substance that Vermonters crave.  You have to be very careful when you are making sugar on snow.  If you get the maple syrup too hot, it can melt the snow and if you make it too cold, it becomes watery and goes right to the bottom of the pot.  The perfect heated syrup forms a lace-like pattern on the top of the snow and quickly hardens to be enjoyed by maple syrup lovers.  Traditionally, sugar on snow is served with sour pickles and plain donuts.

Sugar On Snow Recipe:

Ingredients:
Vermont Maple Syrup
Pure White Snow
Sour Pickles
Donuts

Directions:
Boil syrup to 255 degrees Fahrenheit
Scoop snow into large bowl or pan.
Drizzle hot maple syrup lightly over snow.
Use forks to eat the sticky top layer.
Follow with a bite of sour pickle or your favorite donut.

I guarantee once you try sugar on snow you will be hooked.  I know I am!

An even easier method, visit one of Vermont’s  participating  SugarHouses and SugarMakers
for Maple Open House Weekend. Let them deal with the hot syrup and candy thermometer.  You just enjoy the results!

Maple Open House Weekend: March 24-25, 2018,
Vermont Maple Festival: April 27-29, 2018

Visit the Vermont.com Calendar of Events for more information.

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updated 3/21/18

 

 

 

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