Enjoy A Summertime Snow Cone

Close-up of red snow cone shave ice treat.

Who doesn’t love cooling off from the heat with a cool treat? Snow cones are such a summer classic, and with this recipe, you don’t even have to leave the air conditioning to enjoy one! With minimal ingredients and tools, you can make your very own snow cones right at home.

Ingredients and Tools

You only need a few simple ingredients to make snow cones at home.

  • 4 cups water
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 4 envelopes powdered drink mix (think: lemonade, Gatorade, Kool-Aid)
  • 4 cups ice + 1-2 tablespoons water

Likewise, you’ll only need a few bowls, cups, spoons, and a blender to whip up these refreshing treats! If you think you’ll make snow cones regularly, you could invest in a few plastic squirt bottles to use with the flavor syrups.

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How To

First, add the four cups of water to a medium saucepan and bring it to a boil; alternatively, boil four cups of water in a tea kettle. In the saucepan or a heat-proof mixing cup, add the sugar to the water and stir until completely dissolved.

Next, divide the simple syrup evenly among four bowls or heat-proof measuring cups and add one envelope of powder to each portion of syrup, thus creating four different syrup flavors to use on your snow cones. If you’re planning on making quite a few snow cones and want more flavor options, increase the measurements of sugar and water appropriately – each flavor needs one cup of simple syrup, so one cup of sugar and one cup of water. Let the syrups cool completely in the fridge.

Once your syrups have cooled and you’re ready to make snow cones, add four cups of ice to a high-power blender and use the ice crush or pulsing function to crush the ice to a small snow-cone consistency. Transfer the crushed ice to a bowl and mix in a tablespoon or two of water to the “snow” so that it can be packed down like real snow cones.

Scoop the snow cone “snow” into bowls or paper cones and add as many flavors as you desire!