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How To Make Quick and Easy Snow Cones and Syrups At Home

There’s nothing like a cold, tasty snow cone in the heat of summer! Do you want to know how to make quick and easy homemade snow cones and syrups? Learn it here.

Snow cones remind us of our childhood. Aside from ice cream, it’s a classic summer treat. But, you do not have to spend dollars to enjoy snow cones.

You can enjoy refreshing snow cones with the help of a blender or snow-cone maker. And you can even have your kids help you in making one.

So, if you’re ready, let’s start making the snow cones and syrups!

DIY Snow Cones and Snow Cone Cups at Home

Snowcone cups are often pricey, made of hard plastic, and harmful to the environment. Making a cup out of paper saves money and eliminates dangerous plastic waste.

Here’s how to create snow cones at home in the easiest way possible!

snow cone paper

Step 1: To start, trace a bowl or any other round object on paper or parchment paper.

Step 2: Cut out the circle. Then find the circle’s center and draw a triangle going to the circle’s edge.

Step 3: Cut out the triangle, and you’ll have a Pacman-like thing.

Step 4: Fold the corners over each other and pull them together to form a snow cone shape.

Step 5: Tape the end to stay in the snow cone shape.

Step 6: To make the snowcone, put ice in a blender and crush it.

Step 7: And pour the ice into the snowcone cup.

You can also watch the step-by-step guide in making snow cones here.

DIY Snow Cone Syrup at Home

You’ll now learn how to make the syrup to flavor your snow cones! It’s simple and quick to make the syrup. Plus, it will not cost you a lot.  You may let everyone in the family pick their favorite flavor with the help of KoolAid!

Here’s what you will need and steps in making it!

What You’ll Need: 

  • Saucepan or instant pot
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • KoolAid flavoring
  • Squeeze

Check out the video below!

Steps To Make It:

snow cone syrup

Step 1: In a large saucepan or instant pot, add 2 cups of sugar and 1 cup water.

Step 2: Mix the sugar and water.

Step 3: Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 4: Boil for 1 minute and occasionally stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.

Step 5: Pour the mixture into a glass and add the KoolAid flavoring of your choice.

Step 6: Fill the squeeze with the flavoring, and you’re good!

You can watch this video tutorial for more details on making syrup.

People Also Ask

How much syrup goes into a snow cone?

We usually suggest using 1.5 ounces of syrup for a six-ounce snow cone. 

Should you put snow cone syrup in the fridge?

No. You don’t have to keep the syrup in the fridge, but you can if you want to. The syrup should be kept in a cool, dark place. 

Does eating snow cones make you gain weight?

The main thing to remember is that a snow cone is nothing but sugar. It doesn’t contain nutritional value, therefore, it’s not healthy. If you consume a lot and eat it every day, it can make you gain weight. On hot days, snow cones can be a special treat for people who want something cool and refreshing. 


Snowcones are a great way to cool down in the summer heat. It will also be a fun summer activity for your kids. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a good time and recharge your energies this summer!

Enjoy snow cones in your backyard kitchen in the afternoon, and then grill some steaks in the evening when the sun goes down. There’s a lot to do this summer!

What’s your favorite flavor to add to your snowcone? Let me know in the comments!