Enjoy tasty snow cones at home with this quick and easy homemade syrup.
One of my favorite memories as a kid was going to the Sno-Shack to get snow cones when we went to the grocery store. We lived about 45 minutes from the nearest store so we only went a few times a month which meant we usually got snow cones every trip during the summer. I remember being amazed at all the flavor options…and even though I always got the same flavor (blue raspberry) I still spent a good amount of time deciding which flavor I wanted.
Now that my boys are older they are enjoying the deliciousness of snow cones as well. But since our closest store is less than 5 minutes away we go more than a few times a month and their snow cone habit was getting to be expensive. So when I was planning our Frozen Party in July I knew snow cones would be a must; not only are they delicious but what says Frozen more than an icy snow cone?! When I was shopping for supplies I found snow cone syrup but it was so stinking expensive! So what’s a girl to do? Make her own of course!
I had all the ingredients on hand since we use Kool Aid to make our Slushes so all I had to buy were the holders. I found these condiment bottles at Walmart for less than $1 and they worked perfect! I was going to buy a snow cone maker but found that my Blendtec crushed the ice just as well. So all in all I spent $4 to make snow cones…way better than $2 each! AND there was some leftover syrup so we were able to make more the next day too.
- 1 packet Kool Aid
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- Over medium high heat bring water and sugar to a boil and let boil for 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in Kool Aid until completely dissolved.
- Let cool and pour into containers.
- Keep in fridge until ready to use.
What’s your favorite snow cone flavor?
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