This year I bought a new snowcone maker and have been a bit obsessed with making snowcones and trying to find the perfect snowcone syrup recipe.
I can’t stand the nasty store-bought snow-cone syrup… ewww! It tastes like chemicals instead of fruit, and even my kids won’t eat it.
Time to get creative! At first I was making syrup with the Kool Aid packets, which was okay. BUT, if you want to eat the snowcones right away you can’t, because you have to boil the mixture and then put it in the fridge to wait to cool, which takes a LONG time!
I needed a snowcone syrup recipe with instant gratification and something that could be ready within a minute or two of us wanting snowcones.
So I came up with this diy snowcone syrup recipe that’s SO easy it’s almost embarrassing to share with you. It requires no Kool Aid mixes, no turning on the hot stove, no boiling, no hassle, no mess, and it can be made in a TON of different flavors! Curious?
Oh, and it can be made as 100% juice with no added sugar if you’d like! Even better.
Snowcone Syrup Recipe
- Snowcone maker (or blender that will crush ice)
- Frozen can(s) of juice
- Plastic squeeze bottles (cost around $1 each at Walmart and Michaels)
STEP 1. Let your frozen cans of juice sit out on the counter until it is liquid inside.
OR, if you want these right away, simply place the unopened can in a bowl of hot water, then remove once the juice is melted in a few short minutes.
STEP 2. Pour the juice from the can into a squeeze bottle. Crush your ice, then pour the homemade snowcone syrup over the ice.
YUM!! Now you’ve got delicious snowcones that look and taste amazing and took just a few minutes to make. Oh, and they don’t taste like chemicals either!
If you want to make 100% fruit juice snowcone syrup, then just buy juice concentrate that’s 100% juice.
I served up our snowcones in the cutest ice cream cups that Baker’s Party Shop sent me. They are so fun and colorful and cheery, and look great with the bright snowcone colors.
I used their Party Pastel Rainbow Stripe Ice Cream Cups and the Party Pastel Rainbow Polka Dot Ice Cream Cups. My kids are convinced that the snowcones taste better when they eat them out of these cute cups!
They’re made in the USA and match perfectly with their new wooden spoons. Cuteness overload, right?
Although they’re ice cream cups, you can get creative and use them for anything. They’d be really cute to serve party treats in at any party, and are a fun way to serve up some sweets!
If you’re a sprinkles hoarder like me, too, then you’ve also got to check out their amazing collection of sprinkles!
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Happy snowcone making!