Patriotic Snow Cones Recipe – Easy and Inexpensive!

Patriotic Snow Cones Recipe

Are you ready for a super easy to make, yet super fun treat for hot summer days?  This patriotic snow cones recipe will cool you off!  They are easy to make with Kool-Aid packets and very inexpensive!  This is enough to make a nice BIG batch of snow cones.  To make these extra fun to make, the syrup can be put in squirt bottles, which are  also cheap to buy!

Patriotic Snow Cones Recipe

Patriotic Snow Cones Kool-Aid Sugar

2 lb Sugar
1 qt Water
3 packets Unsweetened Kool-Aid (red, clear and blue)
Lots of ice

Patriotic Snow Cones Recipe Ingredients

Combine sugar and water in a large pot and bring to a boil.
Turn off heat and allow to cool.
Put each flavor of Kool-Aid into a separate container.
Divide sugar syrup equally between each.
Replace cap and and shake well.
Refrigerate syrup.
You can get an ice shaver or you can use a blender or food processor to crush ice.
Heap shaved ice up to form a ball on top of your cup.
Carefully pour syrup in thirds on top to make stripes.

About Chrysa

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  1. Robin Wilson says:

    It’s been years since I’ve had a snow cone! But it is so darn hot here already that I could sure go for one right now! I never considered making them myself! What family fun!

  2. Dana Rodriguez says:

    I love this!We are having guests this weekend so I am going to be making these 🙂

  3. saminder gumer says:

    these are so colorful and easy to make. great for a hot summer day. i will be making these this summer.

  4. Birdiebee says:

    Thanks for sharing this. This is a very inexpensive way to make snow cones.

  5. This is so neat! My kids love snow cones but it’s not like you find them everywhere. I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Julie Wood says:

    This is a very easy recipe to make Snow Cones. I am going to make these for my niece and nephew and the family when they come over this weekend! Looks fun to make.

  7. Richard Hicks says:

    I like these. Cheap, easy and fun for everyone…..and tasty

  8. Pamela Gurganus says:

    These snow cones look great! We’re having a huge family reunion on the 4th of July and I think the kids and adults alike would love these! Thank you for sharing.

  9. vickie couturier says:

    those look so good,my grandkids would lvoe these

  10. David Fultner says:

    Kool aide whoed a thinok. Great Idea.

  11. These snow-cones look grand for the holiday this weekend, displaying their red, white and blue colors off.

  12. I haven’t made snow cones myself before. But the Kool aide syrups seem to make it quite easy. Will try this recipe at home and see how good it tastes.

  13. What an easy way to make patriotic cones, I’ll do it. Glad you shared the recipe with us.


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