Homemade Snow Cone Syrup #SummerDessertWeek

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup #SummerDessertWeek

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Keep cool this summer and save money with this super simple 3-ingredient Homemade Snow Cone Syrup recipe!


I am ashamed to admit the amount of money our family has given to various ice cream trucks and shaved ice carts. Let's be honest, all of that stuff is way overpriced ...

Last year, our family decided it would be fun to add a cotton candy machine, popcorn popper, hot dog roller, and snow cone machine to our house. At first, I was kind of hesitant, because I had to find a place to put all of this stuff! Plus, would we really use this stuff?!

Surprisingly, the answer was yes! We use the popcorn popper, hot dog roller, and snow cone machine all of the time! Not so much on the cotton candy machine unless we're having a party. We've actually had people comment that it's like going to the carnival when they come over to our house ... I can only assume they're talking about all of the nifty gadgets and not the chaos!! 😭

For quite awhile, we bought those big jugs of syrup off of Amazon - and while they're great, it got so expensive!! I don't like spending money on things I can get or make cheaper, so I decided to make our own Homemade Snow Cone Syrup.

You only need three ingredients to make this Homemade Snow Cone Syrup - water, sugar, and flavored drink mix packets of your choice. Easy peasy! The flavors I used were Cherry, Grape, Berry Blue, and Peach Mango. If you prefer a sweeter mixture, you can up the sugar ratio ... and likewise, if you prefer a less sweet mixture, you can use less sugar. I use an equal 1:1 ratio to make a simple syrup and then add whatever flavor of drink mix we want. If you want a real flavor punch, use two packets of drink mix. Cherry and Lemonade are faves in our house!

One recipe perfectly fills up one of these bottles I bought off of Amazon. I love that the bottle has a cap to help keep them fresh in the fridge and to prevent an accidental spill.

Personally, when it comes to sugar, Dixie Crystals® is my choice - it's been trusted by home bakers since 1917. Did you know that Dixie Crystals pure cane sugar products are non-GMO? I also love that Dixie Crystals provides consistent delicious results!

Stored in the refrigerator, these Homemade Snow Cone Syrups will be good for about one month - but ours never last that long! 😉

I bought all of my supplies on Amazon - you can find what I used below:

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Yield: 2 cupsAuthor: Jamie ShermanPrint Recipe

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

Keep cool this summer and save money with this super simple 3-ingredient Homemade Snow Cone Syrup recipe!


  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups sugar
Read the whole recipe on Love Bakes Good Cakes