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!
The red, white and blue colors make them perfect for patriotic holidays like the 4th of July and Memorial Day and their frosty deliciousness makes them perfect for a hot summer day.
Snow Cone Cups and StrawsFlower Shaped Snow Cone Cups
To serve your snow cones you can put them in any glass or container. BUT, to make them more fun (and authentic) you can serve them either in paper snow cone cups or in bright plastic snow cone cups like we have pictured above.
If you’re serving these at a holiday party, you can serve up and add the flavoring yourself before handing them over to be enjoyed, or for some extra fun you can set up a do-it-yourself snow cone station and let your party goers dish up their own sno-cones and add their flavoring as they would like.
Patriotic Snow Cones Recipe
2 lb Sugar
1 qt Water
3 packets Unsweetened Kool-Aid (red, clear and blue)
Lots of ice
How to Make Red White and Blue Snow Cones:
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.
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.
Patriotic Snow Cones
- 2 lb Sugar
- 1 qt Water
- 3 packets Unsweetened Kool-Aid red, clear and blue
- Lots of ice
- 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.
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!
Dana Rodriguez says
I love this!We are having guests this weekend so I am going to be making these 🙂
saminder gumer says
these are so colorful and easy to make. great for a hot summer day. i will be making these this summer.
Thanks for sharing this. This is a very inexpensive way to make snow cones.
Tammy S says
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!
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.
Richard Hicks says
I like these. Cheap, easy and fun for everyone…..and tasty
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.
vickie couturier says
those look so good,my grandkids would lvoe these
David Fultner says
Kool aide whoed a thinok. Great Idea.
Jerry Marquardt says
These snow-cones look grand for the holiday this weekend, displaying their red, white and blue colors off.
M Atwood says
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.
What an easy way to make patriotic cones, I’ll do it. Glad you shared the recipe with us.