Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

July 17, 2013 13 Comments

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The nice weather has my children making snow cones again like crazy.  The syrup for these can be costly but my Mom used to make this when we were kids for a fraction of the price!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • (1) .22ounce unsweetened powder drink mix (kool-aid, etc.)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Stir over medium heat to dissolve sugar.
  3. Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat.
  4. Don’t allow mixture to boil for longer than a minute or your syrup will be too thick.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Save in recycled bottle

Nostalgia Electrics SCM-502 Vintage Collection Old Fashioned Snow Cone Maker

Comments

  1. This is basically a simple syrup recipe with koolaid. If you want something with better flavor try adding pineapple juice instead of the koolaid and when the syrup is hot throw in a sprig of rosemary and let steep for a bit, like tea. I like doing fresh mint with peach necter or strained puree with the simple syrup. Strawberries pureed with the simple is great too.. you can kick that up with a little mint or lemon also… YUMMM. ANything with simple syrup should be cooled then stored airtight in the fridge for up to 7 days. It NEVER lasts that long.

  2. Thanks for posting! We just ran out of some store bought flavors and wanted to re-use the bottles. Great suggestion!!! Now I know what to do :)

  3. YEARS ago I bought a plug-in snow cone maker that uses regular ice. I still use it today.
    I’ve never boiled my recipe, but I simply make Kool-Aid as directed on the package, except with half the water. I’d like to try the boiled version; I bet it will be thicker that way. :-)

  4. Yes, snow cones are excellent when it is hot. I’ve just started making them as well and I am so excited because the kids love them and they are just exceptionally frugal! Especially when you make the syrup yourself as well, like the one in your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. My question – how do you store it after making? Can it sit on a shelf or does it need to go into the fridge?

  6. Jessica A. says:

    that’s so cool! My son was asking for a snowcone today but we don’t have any shaved ice….any idea how to make some? or do you have to have something that makes it?

    • Can your blender chop it up?

    • I’m not sure if you have a Sonic near you, but I hear you can buy large (10 lb ? ) bags of ice there which is perfect for snow cones!

    • If you want great cheap Snow Cone Syrup you don’t have to make it yourself, you can go to your nearest DollarTree and get it for just $1.00. The best syrup I have tasted……Just goes to show you not to judge because its a buck.

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