Hang on to your taste buds because we’re about to hit you with a homemade snow cone syrup recipe!  This recipe is super easy to follow and just requires three ingredients that you can find at any grocery store. Best of all, you can adjust the flavors to your liking. So gather up the kids and get ready for a summer treat that will have everyone smiling from ear to ear!

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

This machine has been getting a workout… (I noticed our machine has been discontinued so I found this one that looks amazing.

We have been eating tons of these snow cones!


To make your own homemade syrup for snow cones you only need sugar, water, and Kool-Aid drink mix packets.


Snow Cone Syrup Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 – .22 ounce unsweetened powder drink mix

How to make Snow Cone Syrup

  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat. 
  3. Allow to cool.
  4. We used a funnel to put the syrup into a recycled bottle.

Pour syrup over shaved ice (our machine makes great soft shaved ice) and enjoy!


I know I know, this is not healthy and I am one of those moms that won’t buy sugared cereal—- sorry I am a bit of a hypocrite (especially since I feed my kids this too)! Snow cones are definitely a treat, one we love! Making the snow cone syrup yourself is so much cheaper than buying the flavored syrup from the store and it tastes better.


Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 22 ounce unsweetened powder drink mix


  • Mix all ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil and then immediately remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool.
  • We used a funnel to put the syrup into a recycled bottle.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.04mg
Servings: 36
Course: Dessert
Author: Cindy Hopper


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  1. I use frozen fruit juice that I let thaw ,it doesn’t have dyes and colors that my daughter is allergic to .

  2. Coco I am not sure about the lemonade powder. Isn’t that already sweetened?

  3. Made this for my picky kids and they loved it! I was wondering the same thing… is it necessary to refrigerate the leftover! Thanks!!!

  4. I am pregnant and craving a blue raspberry and coconut snow cone and the snow cone places here in town don’t open till the end of May so I went and bought my own snow cone maker i love this recipe it is so tasty just hit the spot thanks for sharing

  5. Sugar is a natural preservative so I would think it would last for months. I did refrigerate they leftovers.

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