Make Homemade Snow Cones from Real Snow

Add some extra excitement to a snowy day. Scoop up a bowl of snow to make your own homemade snow-cone from fresh snow. It’s simple, it’s fun, it’s yummy.

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Homemade Snow Cones from Fresh Snow


  • Snow Cone Syrup leftover from summer – if you don’t have any leftovers from summer – try the simple recipe below.
  • Cup or snow cone holder
  • spoon and/or straw


  • Get a huge bowl, and scoop up some fresh, fluffy snow. Get lots of it.
  • *tip- You can freeze it for more fun after the snow is gone
  • Hand out some scoopers – measuring cups, ice cream scoop, spoons, whatever you have on hand
  • Give the kids some cups or snow cone holders, and let them fill them with snow
  • Now, add some snow cone syrup, and a straw

If you don’t have snow cone syrup on hand try this recipe:


This is an image from years and years ago. My kids always loved to get in on the action of making their own snow cone from fresh snow and they still do. Most are teenagers now and they still look forward to this tradition.

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Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

making homemade snow cone syrup is easy to do.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x


  • 1&1/2  cups of sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • flavor packets like a Kool-Aid or Lemonade packet or extract flavor


  • Boil the sugar and water, mixing until dissolved
  • Place on simmer for about 1 minute – you’ll see the mixture thicken up a bit
  • Add your flavoring – Kool-Aid packet
  • Mix ingredients together and place in the refrigerator to chill
  • Pour into the squeezable container for kids to enjoy


Non- Boiling method:

  • Make a syrup with one part sugar – one part warm water
  • Just put the mixture in a container with a lid & let the kids shake it up until sugar is dissolved
  • Add a kool-aid packet for flavor, or flavor extract and food coloring
  • *I just tried this recipe to make sure it tastes good and is really like the snow cone syrup. We love it!

Alternative Flavors for syrup:

I have not tried making syrup with food extracts, but I have heard that they work. Add one or two drops to flavor sugar and water syrup


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