Add 1 teaspoon of Xantham Gum to 1/4 cup of water. Blend these ingredients on high speed until it has fully combined. This is what creates the thickness in the syrup. You can see what it looks like in the video I've attached. It's very important you do this step first. The Xantham Gum must dissolve in the water to create the thick syrup before you add the remaining ingredients.
Next, add the remaining ingredients to the blender (1 3/4 cups water, Swerve Sweetener, and Lorann Flavor oils)
Blend all the ingredients on high for a few minutes until they all combine fully. It's good to note that the combination of these ingredients will create a super white foam like mixture. It will become clear as the ingredients settle.
You can add a bit more of the Lorann flavor oils if you prefer. I find some of them to be really powerful and some to be less powerful than others. Be sure to take a little taste of your syrup to determine if you need to add a few more drops to adjust it to your liking.
Normally the snow cone syrups I make have no food coloring in them. I prefer not to add extra coloring if I don't have to. I did add an orange food coloring just for the visual effect to show you that you can add it if you want to but you don't have to. As you can see in the photos, I have one clear and one orange color.
This snow cone syrup recipe doesn't require any heating of liquids at all. They do require you keep them refrigerated to preserve them. I have had it in my refrigerator for two weeks and it still tastes amazing!
This recipe makes about 8 servings! It might be a bit different to you depending on how much syrup you prefer to add and how big you make your snow cones. The beauty of this recipe is that it only takes a few minutes to make a new batch with no wait time what so ever.