If you've know me, you know that I cannot resist any sort of sno cone. Especially during the summer time! Last year, with our move, I was only able to stop once in our old town and couldn't really find a stand here anywhere that wasn't a Tropical Sno. So, I guess I can resist those stand because they are so dang expensive!
This year I was determined to stop in at our new local one in front of the grocery store I primarily shop at. I happened to be without my kids when I had that sweet craving. I ended up paying $3.00 for the tiniest cup!!! It was good, but highway robbery I tell ya!
That is when I became even more determined to figure something out that wasn't going to break the bank this year for our family of 5. After a little research I came up with my own sweetalicious homemade syrup!!! I already own a sno cone maker (the little plastic one from Pampered Chef), and it does the job just fine. If you don't own an ice shaver, just buy small pebble ice and pulse it in your food processor or blender.
Sno Cone Syrup
Makes 2 cups of syrup
1 pkg Koolaid Mix
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups water
Place all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and boil for 30 seconds. Take off heat and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container or liquid squeeze bottle and chill for 1 hour. Serve. Keep refrigerated.
*I purchased my squeeze bottles at Walmart for $1 each.
**The flavors above are Black Cherry, Strawberry, Peach Mango and Blue Raspberry Lemonade.
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This recipe is linked up here - The Party Bunch, Wake Up Wednesday, Totally Talented Tuesdays, Lovely Ladies Linky, The Weekend Re-Treat,