It is HOT here in Kansas with triple digit temperatures so

this machine is getting a workout…


because we have been eating tons of these!


How to make snow cone syrup

To make your own homemade syrup for snow cones you only need sugar, water and unsweetened powdered drink mix.


Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

2 cups sugar

1 cup water

1 – .22 ounce (these vary in weights by brand) unsweetened powder drink mix

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Stir over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat.  Don’t allow mixture to boil for longer than a minute or your syrup will be too thick. Allow to cool. We used a funnel to put syrup into a recycled bottle.


Pour syrup over shaved ice and enjoy!


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  1. My husband has been reminiscing about the sno-cones he ate as a child lately. What a special treat this will be to make for him! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. I never even thought about making my own snowcone syrup! This is fantastic! Thanks for the recipe! I just found your blog tonight via Tatertots & Jello & am enjoying all your craft ideas and recipes! I also love your blog header & the cute stripes going down the columns. Can you tell me who designed your blog? I’ve been thinking about having someone do a header for me with a cute cartoon look, like yours. It’s so cute! Thanks, Patti in TX

  3. This is perfect! I just told my husband last night that we never use our snow cone maker because I never have any syrup for it. I also just ran across some Kool-aid packets that have been in there for quite a while too. My kids will certainly thank you 🙂

  4. Thank you for the fabulously simple recipe! Yes, Oz has been V-E-R-Y hot for the past week and a half. You know when churches start posting “Satan called, he’d like his weather back” on their meeting signs that it’s officially too hot!

  5. Sugar-Free Snow Cone Syrup

    My husband is diabetic. He loves to make a sugar-free cherry syrup to add to his Coke Zero. This is a good recipe for all flavors of sugar-free syrup.

    2 (1/4 ounce) packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
    1 1/2 cups Splenda sugar substitute
    water (about 3 cups)

    Place Splenda and Kool Aid powder to a 4 cup glass measuring cup. Add water to the 4 cup mark. Stir gently to combine. (Splenda will dissolve very quickly)

    Transfer fo plastic squirt bottles. Refregerate and use as needed. To use, just add desired amount in beverage or over shaved ice and serve.

  6. These can be made sugar free by using a sugar substitute instead. Try one dram of a flavoring, Lor-ann are great, and the flavor possibilities expand. Bubble gum and root beer are our family favorites!

  7. In our house as soon as the temp feel like summer and summer vacation is about to start or starts we bring out the snow cone machine and it sits out on my counter (even though it doesn’t match the decor,haha) the entire summer until it gets too cold for snow cones and snow is around the corner

    I saw this last year and meant to make them and lost the link (broken computer), I am so grateful for pinterest
    thanks a tone my kids will be grateful, now to find some containers

  8. It even works with the sugar substitutes that measure like sugar. Did it for my son’s carnival birthday so the moms wouldn’t be hit with sugar overload and the end of the party. Especially with the cotton candy & cracker jack!

  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe and they are really CUTE (more like ADORABLE) children.

  10. Okay!
    It’s official!
    I TOTALLY wanna come spend the SUMMER at your house!
    You guys do all my FAVORITE things!
    I haven’t had a SNOW~CONES since I left THE SOUTH!
    We don’t even have a SONIC!!!!
    I LOVE snow~cones!!!
    One of my favorite things!
    Pinning this…of course!
    Hugs from Bainbridge!
    I need to set up a SNOW~CONE hut on this island~!

  11. I’m so excited about this. We love snow cones but sometimes it’s hard to find syrup to purchase and then the flavors are so limited. This will be insanely fun!!! Pinning.

  12. We’ve got one of those machines too, and we are almost out of the bottle of syrup I bought. This will be so much cheaper! Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  13. Thank you so much for this recipe. My grandchildren are going to love it. We in Florida are having very hot temperatures also and this will surely come in handy.

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