This machine has been getting a workout…
because 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. Don’t allow it to boil or you will make hard candy! 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.
Those Kool Aid packets are actually quite versatile! Did you know they can be used to make hair dye? Learn how to dye your hair with Kool Aid. It would be another fun kids activity.