Over the past few years small home appliances that let you make lots of treats have become available. Some of these treats are ones that you could really only get from professional bakers and markets, and companies realized that there were a lot of people who would have loved to make the treats at home. This has led to doughnut pans, sandwich presses, and ice shavers. Home ice shavers are one of the lower-tech appliances around; while some run on electricity and do high-powered ice shaving for fast treats, others are hand-cranked plastic models that don’t raise your utility bills at all.
Shaved ice syrup is the flavored, colored syrup that is put on shaved ice and snow cones. Anyone creating shaved ice at home is going to want to go for the whole package and put syrup on the ice, too, so manufacturers have created small bottles of syrup — as opposed to the economy-size jugs that restaurants and shaved ice stands use — that people can store at home and use when they want some shaved ice. The syrup can occasionally stain, so when adding it to the ice, be careful how you hold the ice and the dispenser to ensure a stream of shaved ice syrup does not hit your clothing.