Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

The start of summer in Wisconsin has been off to a slow start in terms of really hot temperatures. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining. I would much rather have a 78 degree day over a 94 degree day, any time of the year. The perfect temperatures have not stopped my kids from running around outside all day, whether they are taking long bike rides, or going fishing, or just running around the yard playing tag, and well, I’m all for that. When they come running through the door, they all need something, whether that is a cold drink, a cup of ice, or what they are all after, a snow cone.

I purchased a snow cone maker last year, I believe, from Target, and one very similar to this one. It was on clearance, and as I was skeptical that this would fall apart after a few uses, I figured those few uses would really excite the kids. To this day, we have probably made well over 300 snow cones, typically filled with fruit juices, well, up until recently. Lately I have been making a sour mixture that was recommended by one of my colleagues at work. It is basically a simple syrup with about a cup of lime juice, and half a cup of lemon juice, both which are strained before going into the cooled syrup. I tried that out on my kids and they were in heaven. It had the perfect balance between sweet and tart.

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

And that got me thinking…

What if, just what if, I took that same concept of simple syrup and added a packet of Kool-Aid? I made a batch, and well, let’s just say it was spot on and a perfect snow cone syrup.

Let’s get started.

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 23 oz packet of Kool-Aid mixture
  • Shaved Ice

Begin by adding the sugar and water to a saucepan. Bring this to a medium heat, and cook to melt away all of the sugar, about 7 minutes or so. Once all of the sugar is melted, remove from the heat.

How to make snow cone syrup

Add in the packet of Kool-Aid. My daughter decided to pick Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade. Mix well, and let cool before using.

When you are ready to make the snow cone, shave the ice, and add them into your glass, or snow cone holder. Spoon in the cooled syrup until all of the shaved ice is covered. Serve with a spoon or straw, and you have yourself one heck of a refreshing snow cone, and one with enough sugar that will keep your kids charged for quiet some time.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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