Kids in the Kitchen

Homemade Snow Cones

Yields 4 Snow Cones July 2021


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 packet powdered drink mix, such as Kool-Aid
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Homemade Snow Cones


In a microwave-safe container, combine water, powdered drink mix, and sugar. Heat for 1 minute; mix well. Heat for 30 seconds more and stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature. When cool, pour mixture into a quart-size freezer bag and seal well. Set the bag onto a plate and place the plate into the freezer. Freeze until the liquid is solid, several hours or overnight. Once the liquid is frozen solid, remove it from the freezer, along with the plate. Set a box grater on top of the cold plate. Open the plastic bag and pull the plastic down to expose the ice. Use a kitchen towel to hold the bag, and grate the ice onto the plate, gradually pulling back the plastic as you go. Return the ice shavings to the freezer until serving. Scoop into cups and serve with sprinkles, gummy bears, or your favorite toppings.

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