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Recipe: Make Your Own Snow Cones

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It is barely even Summer and my boys are already asking if we can stop at the local snow cone place or flag down the ice cream man so they can spend my hard earned money on over-priced, frozen sugar. I decided to bring the snow cone place and ice cream man on into my house and have the boys help me whip up some snow cones.

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It is really quite simple, especially if you do the hard part first!

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How to make snow cones

Make Your Own Snow Cones

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Stop buying your snow cones and make your own instead!


  • Simple Syrup Ingredients
  • 3/4 Cup white sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1 packet of Kool Aid
  • Snow Cone Ingredients
  • Simple Syrup
  • 4-5 Cups of Ice


    Combine sugar and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.

    Reduce heat and summer for 3 minutes

    Remove from heat and stir in Kool Aid packet flavor of your choice.

    Place in resealable 12 oz squirt bottle.

    **Can be refrigerated for up to 1 month!

    Directions for Snow Cone

    Place 4-5 cups of ice cubes into blender using long pulses until fine snow is formed.

    Scoop into your desired dish and pour on Simple Syrup!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 118gFiber: 0gSugar: 117gProtein: 0g

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Sunday 28th of August 2016

Thanks for the simple recipe. I have never made snow cones at home myself, but will now try it following your instructions. Let me see how good they taste.

Sarah Anderson

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Putting ice in the blender to make the snow is a great idea if your blender can handle it. I haven't thought to try before, and I should see if mine would be able to try. I always hear how ice cubes help sharpen garbage disposal blades, does that work the same way with blenders blades?

Miz Helen

Monday 10th of June 2013

Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a wonderful week. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

Susie @Bowdabra

Saturday 8th of June 2013

Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up your cool project! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project!

Have a great week! Susie@bowdabra


Tuesday 4th of June 2013

Yum! I had to check out this one because I used to spend my summers making snowcones at my families snowcone business. I'll have to try this out!

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