Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

    Posted by  ·  August 6, 2010

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    How to Make Snow Cone Syrup

    This machine has been getting a workout…

    snowcone1because we have been eating tons of these!


    To make your own homemade syrup for snow cones you only need sugar, water and this


    Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

    2 cups sugar

    1 cup water

    1 .22 ounce unsweetened powder drink mix

    Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat.  Allow to cool. We used a funnel to put syrup into a recycled bottle.


    Pour syrup over shaved ice (our machine makes great soft shaved ice) and enjoy!


    I know I know, this is not healthy and I am one of those moms that won’t buy sugared cereal—- sorry I am a bit of a hypocrite (especially since I feed my kids this too)! Snow cones are definitely a treat, one we love! Making the snow cone syrup yourself is so much cheaper than buying the flavored syrup from the store and it tastes better.

    Wouldn’t these Reusable Silicone Snow Cone Cups be handy!



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    1. Coco b
      Monday, July 8th, 2013
      Could you use lemonade powder like Crystal light
      • Monday, July 8th, 2013
        Coco I am not sure about the lemonade powder. Isn't that already sweetened?
    2. Stacy
      Sunday, May 6th, 2012
      Made this for my picky kids and they loved it! I was wondering the same thing... is it necessary to refrigerate the leftover! Thanks!!!
    3. justine
      Sunday, April 1st, 2012
      I am pregnant and craving a blue raspberry and coconut snow cone and the snow cone places here in town don't open till the end of May so I went and bought my own snow cone maker i love this recipe it is so tasty just hit the spot thanks for sharing
    4. Heather
      Monday, March 19th, 2012
      Do you have to refrigerate the left over syrup?? What kind of shelf life does this have?
      • Monday, March 19th, 2012
        Sugar is a natural preservative so I would think it would last for months. I did refrigerate they leftovers.
    5. Tuesday, April 12th, 2011
      LOVE this! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe. We inherited a sno-cone machine last year, but I hated paying for the syrup, so we didn't use it as much as dd would have like to.

      Q: wonder if a sugar substitute would work in your recipe? Did you ever try it? Or maybe Crystal Light? I'm thinking it wouldn't, since you need the sugar to make a syrup, right? Hmmmm.... thinking....
    6. Sunnie
      Sunday, August 8th, 2010
      Now I nned to go out and buy a snow cone maker! We like to go CO. State fair and some local ones too, so this is great for our family. Thanks for posting it. Some of these parents act like this is almost 'dangerous' to give to their kids, did they ever eat sugar as a kid. Brush their teeth twice a day adn cook at home, make them go outside and play. I think the kids will be alright.
    7. Sunday, August 8th, 2010
      What a great idea! Sometimes you have to break the rules and have fun. Enjoy.
    8. Teresa Verhoestra
      Saturday, August 7th, 2010
      My girls and I made this tonight it turned out great. THanks!
    9. Teresa Verhoestra
      Saturday, August 7th, 2010
      What a great idea and money saver thanks for the great idea. I love your blog.
    10. Laura H.
      Saturday, August 7th, 2010
      We own 3 sets of the silicone snow cones and they are awesome. You can squeeze them to raise the snow cone at the bottom of the cup and they wash up really easy. Well worth the money. The stands work great also, especially when you are making more then one snow cone.
    11. Saturday, August 7th, 2010
      Oooh I love snow cones (or slush puppies as they're more often called in the UK), but I hadn't thought of making my own syrup! Off to make some now...have a great weekend :D
    12. Jennifer
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      I also think infused simple syrups would be tasty. I did a lime simple syrup recently that I use for all kinds of things and little would go a long way. Any citrus would work nicely, or vanilla, almond, lemonade, etc.
    13. Karen Keiper
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      love those reusable sno cone holders! my 9 year old loves sno cones
    14. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      what a great idea! cherry please!
    15. Danielle
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      In reply to Michelle's question, what was meant was 1 pkg the kool-aid mix. There's a space between the 1 and the .22, but it's hard to see.
      • Friday, August 6th, 2010
        It is 1 package ---the measurements do differ on the Kool-Aid and the store brand.
    16. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Thanks for posting this...what a great money saving idea...and this would be fantastic to serve the kids at our annual back 2 school carnival!! Thanks again!
    17. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      looks refreshing and yummy!
    18. Tricia Steele
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      This is a great idea! I'm gonna share this with the ladies !
    19. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      This reminds me of going to the county fair each year in the small town I use to live in in Iowa! Hey, we all need alittle sugar sometimes...that's what keeps us all sweet! :) Mary
    20. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      I dont think you're being hypocritical - as long as the kids knows its a special treat, and since it's homemade, you have more control of what goes into the syrup.

      I think the receipe is great - am gonna use it on our camping trip next week! We don't have a ice shaver, so we put the ice into a plastic bag, cover it with a dishtowel, and use a rubber mallet to crush the ice into small pieces. We love our snow chip cups!!!

      Thanks for a great idea!
    21. Bonnie
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Oh my grandkids are going to love this. They love snowcones and I always run out of syrup. Thanks for the recipe.
    22. Kelli
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Michelle, I think the recipe is saying one .22 oz package, not 1.22 oz.

      I've been craving a sno cone, but having diabetes puts a damper on that. I would love to try this with a sugar substitute.
    23. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Looks like great fun with the kiddos!
    24. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      This is perfect because my daughter has a Snoopy snow cone maker and we've only used it once (using all of the syrup that came with it). I was going to go out and buy more, since she's been wanting to have more snow cones for[like]ever - but now I can just make it! this weekend, for sure:)
    25. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Question for you...is it just one pack of powder in the syrup recipe? The packs are 0.22 oz but the recipe said 1.22 oz? Typo? Thanks!
    26. Dianne Morgan
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      This is so "cool" and delicious! Thanks for sharing!
    27. Sommer
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Yes, the syrups can be pricey! Plus it's not something we can always find in stores. I like how this is an easy alternative. Thanks!
    28. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Wow....that takes me back....waaaaay back! We ate snow cones all the time when I was a kid. My boys, when they were little (now 27 and 24) notsomuch and I'm not sure why. (I know it wasn't a sugar issue, I was the Mom who fed her kids sugared cereal.) Hmmm, I've saved the recipe and will make a point to treat my future grandkids!
    29. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      Thanks for the recipe! Our flavorings just ran out and I was debating on buying some more or just retiring the snow cone maker for the Summer...but not anymore!
    30. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      What a great idea!! I saved the recipe - and I know where machines are on clearance... hmmm...
    31. Friday, August 6th, 2010
      oh I need to do this and i love the idea Mary Kay said...must check this out before cold weather arrives!! =)
    32. Mary Kay
      Friday, August 6th, 2010
      I'm sure you could use the natural stevia drink powder at health food stores as well. Thanks!