Shaved ice and snow cones just scream childhood! I have memories of being outside with my neighborhood friends and hearing the music from the ice cream truck make its way towards us. After scrambling to find some extra change around the house, most of the time, I would order a rainbow colored snow cone. It’s the perfect treat to cool off with, and you can’t forget about that sugar rush afterwards.
Well, did you know that making homemade shaved ice is super easy to make at home? You can avoid the artificial ingredients and replace them with homemade flavored syrups. You really don’t even need a snow cone machine because a food processor works perfectly fine. Check out these DIY snow cone recipes that you can make all year round!
1. Strawberry Coconut Shaved Ice
Shaved ice flavored with cream of coconut and strawberry purée? Yes please! Creamy and refreshing, this shaved ice recipe is super quick to whip up for a refreshing treat. You don’t even have to prepare flavored syrup for this.
All you’ll need to do is crush ice in a food processor with the cream of coconut and process the frozen strawberries. Here’s the recipe.
2. Coffee Shaved Ice
This is a great recipe if you have any leftover coffee ice cubes hanging around in the freezer. Just grind them up in a blender or food processor and place in a mug or snow cone cup.
Add a scoop of you favorite flavor ice cream and get ready for a very much needed caffeine kick! Here’s the recipe.
3. Mango-Peach Snow Cone Syrup
A flavored syrup made with mangoes, peaches, granulated sugar and lemon juice is a delicious flavor combination. If you’re not using this homemade syrup right away, you can always store it in mason jars in the refrigerator until you need it. Here’s the recipe.
4. Boozy Snow Cones
Perfect for an adults only birthday party or summer parties, your guest will thank you for these boozy snow cones!
Fill a glass or snow cone cup with crushed ice, vodka, muddled fruit (cherry, blackberry, grapefruit), fruit juice, and lime juice and top with ginger beer. Who would deny this boozy treat? Here’s the recipe.
5. Lemon or Lime Shaved Ice
It doesn’t get more refreshing than this! Shave the ice in an ice shaver, snow cone maker, or food processor and top the crushed ice with a little sugar and lemon or lime juice.
So much better than store bought. Here’s the recipe.
6. Cherry Vanilla Snow Cone Syrup
A classic flavor combination that’s fit for adults and kids! In a saucepan, mash the cherries with sugar (you can also use coconut sugar or honey), vanilla extract and a little water until it reaches a thick consistency.
Pour the homemade flavored syrup into a squeeze bottle so it’s easier to drizzle over the crushed ice. Here’s the recipe.
7. Watermelon Italian Ice
I’m all about including watermelon in a refreshing treat! This shaved ice recipe is sweetened with simple syrup and blended with watermelon, lemon juice and zest. Yum!
8. Pineapple Upside Down Cake Batter Snow Cones
Who needs an ice cream cone when you have this fun snow cone recipe that requires just a little prep time! This recipe is drizzled with three different homemade snow cone syrups-cake batter, pineapple and cherry.
9. Raspberry-Blueberry Snow Cones
You’ll love the deep purple color in this healthy shaved ice recipe! Cook raspberries and blueberries in a saucepan with a little sugar and water to make a flavored syrup. Using a squeeze bottle or spoon, add the syrup to crushed ice for a treat that the kids will even enjoy.
10. Piña Colada Snow Cone
I know what I’ll be making this week! This is another boozy shaved ice treat, but you can always skip out on the alcohol if you like.
It’s colorful and creamy and will bring you back to paradise! Here’s the recipe.