My daughter had been wanting to make Snow Cones for a while now. We had a little family sleepover and did just that with our Ninja!
Finding Snow Cone syrup was surprisingly difficulty to find. I would find a flavor or two at Wal-mart, and thought Target had them. Agreeing on flavors was the next issue, and to buy 3 or more bottles at about $3 a pop I didn’t want to spend a bunch for something we don’t do a lot.
I had seen people talk about making their own syrup with Kool-Aid. When you have kids there is a great chance you have Kool-Aid in your house. Another staple in your pantry is sugar. With those two you are ready to make some snow cone syrup! What’s the third ingredient? Easy…water! So you can make your own syrup for under a $1 since Kool-Aid cost 25¢ and Sugar you have or buy a 4 lbs. bag for $2-$3 (can’t figure up how much a cup of water will cost you).
What we are making is a called a Simple Syrup. This one we are making is not a thick one, but can be if you cook it longer to reduce the water content.
Kool-Aid Snow Cone Syrup
1 Kool-Aid Packet
1 Cup of Sugar
1 Cup of Water
Combine the Sugar and Water in a pan and heat on the stove. Stir and heat until the sugar completely dissolves. You can add the Kool-Aid during this process or at the end. I did it both ways and didn’t notice a difference. It is easier to see that the sugar is dissolved if you wait on added the colored Kool-Aid. The longer you cook it the thicker it will become. Do watch for scorching. Sugar can burn, and that will not taste good later.
I went for a thinner syrup, which is more what Snow Cone syrup is like. Each batch made about 1 1/2 cups of syrup.
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