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. how did you make a bubble gum flavor? have you made a cotton candy or banana flavor? If so how

  2. Thank you Ruth for sharing a sugar-free recipe! I just spent $7.00+ tax yesterday on some sugar-free Torani syrup to make italian cream sodas. This should work just as brilliantly for a fraction of the cost.

  3. how to I make the cotton candy snow cone flavoring please…niece is coming for a visit in a few days and loves cotton candy….

  4. Having a Birthday party and was cringing at the cost of syrup for the snow cones. You have saved the day and gotten the little one another present.

  5. Awesome! Found you through Tip Junkie 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
    Here in Hawaii we don’t have snow cones, we have shave ice (yes there is a difference-shave ice is much more finely ground). Anywho, I’ll have to try out your recipe. We also put a little condensed milk on ours.

  6. Forget the splenda! It’s poison, but if you want a diabetic safe alternative you can use stevia. Some people think stevia has a weird flavor, but if you mix it in bottle and let set over night it looses any “weird” flavor.

    Also, you could make a honey syrup with equal parts honey and water. Or better yet, honey and real juice. That gives you an option for a sweet treat to give the kids without all the artificial stuff.

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