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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup #SummerDessertWeek

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dixie Crystals®. The opinions and text are all mine.

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.

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! 😉

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

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

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

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Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

Yield: 2 cups

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup

Keep cool this summer and save money with this super simple 3-ingredient Homemade Snow Cone Syrup recipe!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 5 MINStotal time: 10 mins


  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 pkt. (0.23 oz.) unsweetened drink mix


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and water to a boil; simmer until the sugar is dissolved, 3 minutes.
  2. Stir in drink mix until well combined.
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
  4. Transfer syrup to a container for pouring.
  5. To serve, pour the desired amount of syrup over shaved ice to flavor.
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Homemade Snow Cone Syrup


Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear's Wife. We're so glad that you've joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You're going to love what we have in store for you.

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There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year's event! Throughout the week we'll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you're going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors! Scroll down to take a look!

Prize #1

Dixie Crystals Giveaway

Prize #1 -- Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of Prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!

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Prize #2 -- Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!

Prize #3

Prize #3-- OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set. OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.

Prize #4


Prize #4 -- Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

Prize #5


Prize #5 -- General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.

Prize #6


Prize #6 -- Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel, and coasters.

Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from July 24th until July 30th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There is a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam's Extract, Land O'Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

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  1. My favorite summer desserts have to be snow cones, popsicles and ice cream! Especially homemade! All cold and delicious! :)

  2. SO easy!!! Now I need some grandchildren to test this out on ;)

  3. I wish that I had found this recipe earlier in the summer, but we still have a good month left - and there is always next year. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I found it on pinterest. Shared.

  4. Looks pretty and delicious and seems really easy to make. I can't wait to try, I bey my children are going to be impressed! Spending all your time at Homeworkmarket doesn't leave you with a lot of spare time to try something new in cooking. So thanks a lot for inspiration.


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