Snow Cone Syrup With Real Fruit

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This homemade snow cone syrup is made with whole fruits! It has no artificial dyes or colorant and is a way healthier version of the store bought stuff! Now you can make snow cone syrup at home! 

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

This homemade snow cone syrup is made with real fruit and simple syrup. It’s the perfect topping for at-home Hawaiian shaved ice or you can even drizzle it over ice cream for a fun treat. If you have extra syrup freeze it in ice cube trays for a delicious flavor blaster for lemonade.

Most DIY snow cone syrup recipes have artificial food coloring or Kool-aid drink mix as their main ingredients. Which are full of icky ingredients and additives.

With this homemade syrup recipe you can feel good about feeding your kids a special treat. It’s made with real ingredients and fresh fruit.

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

What is snow cone syrup made of?

Most snow cone syrups are made of high fructose corn syrup, artificial dyes and a ton of preservatives. But not this homemade version!

These snow cone syrups are made with fresh, whole fruits, organic sugar and water. They are colored naturally with fruit juice.

It’s not a sugar free treat, but you know your kids are having real ingredients. I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel a lot better!

There are no nasty artificial ingredients and they taste amazing! I even would say better than the store bought stuff! You can actually feel good about feeding it to your kids.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Snow Cone Syrup:

Here are the general direction to make DIY snow cone syrup healthier. For the different variations and recipe check out the Flavor Idea section. 

  1. Create a simple syrup by adding water and sugar to a small saucepan.
  2. Add fresh fruit and bring to a boil.
  3. Blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  4. Strain through a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Chill and place in a squeeze bottle.

Flavor Ideas:

Snow cones are so much fun because there are so many flavors to pick from. I am sharing two of my favorites in the recipe section, but I will add some other favorites and how to make them below.

Remember get as creative as you like! And don’t forget to have fun with it. You can make multiple flavors and add different flavor combinations to your snow cones.

All you need to do is start with a simple syrup base of sugar and water and then add your favorite fruits or flavoring! 

simple syrup

Fruit Flavor Ideas:

Watermelon: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then blend with 1 cup watermelon and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Place in a squeeze bottle.

Blue Raspberry: Make the simple syrup with 1 cup raspberries and 1 cup blueberries. Blend with an immersion blender and strain through a fine mesh strainer. Chill and place in a squeeze bottle.

Green Apple: Make the simple syrup with 1 cup diced green apples. Add 1/4 cup spinach for coloring and blend with an immersion blender. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and chill. Place in a squeeze bottle.

Cherry: Make the simple syrup with 1 cup frozen cherries. Blend with an immersion blender. Strain through a fine mesh strainer and chill. Place in a squeeze bottle.

Lime: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then blend with 1/4 cup fresh lime juice and 1 teaspoon lime zest. Place in a squeeze bottle.

Lemon: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then blend with 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Place in a squeeze bottle.

Orange: Then blend with 3/4 cup orange juice and 1 teaspoon orange zest. Place in a squeeze bottle.

Pineapple: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then blend with 1/2 cup fresh pineapple juice place in a squeeze bottle and chill.

Grape: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then blend with 1 cup grape juice place in a squeeze bottle and chill.

Non-Fruit Flavors:

You can even make other traditional store bought flavors healthier with these alternatives:

Cotton Candy: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then add 1 teaspoon cotton candy extract place in a squeeze bottle and chill.

Bubblegum: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then add 1 teaspoon bubblegum candy flavoring extract, place in a squeeze bottle and chill. If you want to color it you can use an all natural food coloring

Root beer: Use your favorite root beer and place in a squeeze bottle to chill.

Birthday Cake: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then add 1 teaspoon birthday cake extract, place in a squeeze bottle and chill.

Vanilla: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, place in a squeeze bottle and chill.

Cinnamon: Make the simple syrup and let cool. Then add 1 teaspoon cinnamon extract, place in a squeeze bottle and chill.

Snow Cone Flavor Variations:

Pink Panther: bubble gum and vanilla

Tigers Blood: watermelon, strawberry and coconut

Caramel Apple Cinnamon: green apple, cinnamon and a drizzle of caramel sauce

Garfield: orange and grape

Pina Colada: pineapple, coconut

Strawberry Lemonade: strawberry, lemon

Blueberry Cobbler: blueberry, birthday cake

How To Make A Snow Cone Without A Machine:

shaved ice

Believe it or not you do not need to buy an expensive snow cone machine to make snow cones at home. You can easily make this delicious treat with a high powered blender and crushed ice.

To make the shaved ice place 2 cups crushed ice into the blender and blend for 30 seconds.

It is best to use crushed ice for this so that your blender doesn’t overheat. The ice becomes the perfect texture for snow cones!

Once you have your ice you can place your cups into a cone stand, fill them with the shaved ice and then top with the delicious homemade syrup.

How Much Syrup To Add:

Grab about 1 cup of shaved ice and then top with your favorite flavor combinations of syrup. I like to add enough syrup to soak the ice. This usually is about 2 tablespoons or so of syrup.

Depending on how much ice you want you may need to add more or less syrup.

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

Other Delicious Summer Recipes:

If you liked this recipe try out some of these other Summer recipes. We would love to see what you make! You can tag us @moremomma with your snow cone creations of other Summer treats.

Homemade Drumstick Ice Cream With Pop Rocks

DIY Ice Cream Cake

Creamy Lemon Tart With Fresh Berries

Summer Berry No Bake Cheesecake Tart

Snow Cone Syrup Recipe:

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

Snow Cone Syrup With Real Fruit

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The best homemade snow cone syrup make with real fruit.

Ingredients

Strawberry Snow Cone Syrup:

  • 1 cup strawberries, washed and sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar

Blueberry Snow Cone Syrup:

  • 1 cup blueberries, washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups crushed ice

Instructions

  1. Place the strawberries, water and sugar into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  3. Place the blueberries, water and sugar into a separate saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  4. Simmer for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and blend with an immersion blender until smooth.
  5. Strain the liquids through a fine mesh strainer and then pour into squeeze bottles.
  6. Blend 2 cups crushed ice in a blender for 30 seconds.
  7. Place the shaved ice into a jar and top with syrups.

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