Frozen Homemade Snow Cones

Frozen Homemade Snow Cones and Syrup - a great treat for a Frozen Birthday Party and so easy to make! They really hit the spot in a Frozen Party held in the summer. Follow us for more fun Frozen Party Ideas.

When we first started planning the Frozen birthday party we thought … Frozen … Summer … Snow Cones.  Natural progression right?  We had decided to rent a bounce house so I started looking around for places that would cut me a deal on renting a bounce house and a snow cone machine.  Everyone who said that they had a snow cone machine did not have one to rent that day.  Super annoying.  Our next option was to look at Amazon to see about buying one. Laurie and I agonized over that for weeks.  The ones big enough to shave enough ice for a party were super expensive and we were worried the little ones wouldn’t shave enough ice (on top of that I didn’t really want to have to buy and store a snow cone maker that we were only going to use once).   We finally decided to crush our own ice and make our own snow cone syrup.   We are so glad we did because our Disney Frozen Homemade Snow Cones and Syrup were an instant Frozen Party hit.

How to Make Frozen Homemade Snow Cones

You will need:

Crushing Ice for the Snow Cones

We crushed our ice in a blender and it turned out great.  This blender had a “Crush Ice” setting so we used that.  We pre-crushed the ice a few days before the party and stored it in the freezer in plastic ziplock bags.  During the party, and right before we served the homemade snow cones we quickly ran the crushed ice through the blender a second time to fluff and freshen it up.

Snow Cone ice in a plastic bowl

The consistency was perfect.  We didn’t need a special snow cone machine after all.

Paper cups to hold the Snow Cone Ice

We found these white and blue paper cups at Walmart – they were the perfect sized container for our Frozen Homemade Snow Cones.

Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid

Making our own Snow Cone Syrup

We made our own snow cone syrup too.  The recipe is very easy – it is basically simple syrup and Kool-aid.  Pour the sugar and water into a medium sauce pan and bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Turn down the heat and let the simple syrup mixture simmer for 3 minutes.  Add a package of Unsweetened Kool-Aid and stir until well mixed.  Let the syrup cool and then store it in the refrigerator.

Pouring syrup into Condiment Containers

We poured our Homemade Snow Cone Syrup into a plastic squeeze bottles that we found on Amazon for a good price.

Frozen Homemade Snow Cone

Mixed Berry syrup is the perfect color for a Frozen Party.

Mixed Berry Kool-Aid for pretty Frozen Blue flavor

If you want to serve these pretty Frozen themed blue Homemade Snow Cones, use the Mixed Berry Kool-Aid Flavor.

 

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup in Squeeze Bottles

We made snowflake labels with the flavors of the Homemade Snow Cone Syrup using Avery Circle Labels.

Snow Cone Flavors

We stationed an adult at the Snow Cone station but let the kids pick which flavors they wanted.  There were a awful lot of “unique” combinations! 🙂

Frozen Homemade Snow Cones and Syrup - a great treat for a Frozen Birthday Party and so easy to make! They really hit the spot in a Frozen Party held in the summer. Follow us for more fun Frozen Party Ideas.

We called our Homemade Snow Cones “Elsa’s Magic Snow Ice” and the kids at our Frozen Birthday Party loved them!  This is a great (and easy to prepare) idea for any party on a hot summer day!

 

Frozen Homemade Snow Cones and Syrup - a great treat for a Frozen Birthday Party and so easy to make! They really hit the spot in a Frozen Party held in the summer. Follow us for more fun Frozen Party Ideas.

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4 comments on “Frozen Homemade Snow Cones”

  1. Hoping to do snow cones for my daughter’s 5th snow themed pool party! Love the idea of doing the ice ourselves beforehand. We’ll be doing it at a pool, so I am thinking a big cooler for the ice kept in the shade. I’m trying to figure out how much ice and syrup I will need – how much did you use & how many snow cones did they make? I’m loving your snowflake labels as well – definitely using that idea too!!

  2. anyone have a jello snow cone syrup reciepe I can get. thanks gram

  3. How did you keep the ice frozen during the party?

    • Hi Kathleen! We kept the bowl of crushed ice in the freezer and then we brought it out about a hour into the party for everyone to enjoy. It was a hot summer day but the ice was fine for at least 30 minutes. By then, everyone who wanted a snow cone had had one.

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