This machine has been getting a workout…

snowcone1because we have been eating tons of these!

snowcone2To make your own homemade syrup for snow cones you only need sugar, water and this

snowcone3Snow 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!

snowcone5I 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.

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  1. I live in Brazil and tried to make this recipe without powdered juice but turned a caramel and hardened D:

  2. I live in England, where can you get the little packets from?? Do you happen to know any suppliers?

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