Hate all the chemicals in store-bought snow cone syrup? It’s easy to make your own! This raspberry peach homemade snow cone syrup recipe is made with real fruit and has no additives or preservatives. This is one summertime treat that you can feel good about serving to your kids!
It seems like every store I go into lately has a display of ice cream makers, ice shavers, and snow cone syrup. My kids love snow cones during the summer. However I don’t love the ingredients in the commercial syrups – tons of high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavorings, artificial coloring, and other chemicals. No thank you! Most diy snow cone syrup recipes out there on the internet aren’t much better as they call for packets of Kool-Aid and tons of refined sugar.
Fortunately it is quite easy to make snow cone syrup with real fruit. This recipe contains just 3 ingredients, so it is simple to make. The raspberries give it such a pretty color. Plus, I just love the taste combination of Raspberries and Peaches. Yum!
Raspberry Peach Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe Ingredients
- 1 – 10 oz bag of frozen raspberries (organic preferably)
- 1 – 10 oz bag of frozen peaches (organic preferably)
- 1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
- shaved ice
Raspberry Peach DIY Snow Cone Syrup Recipe Instructions
Thaw the fruit overnight in your refrigerator. Add thawed fruit and agave nectar (or maple syrup) to a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
NOTE: If you have a high speed blender such as a Vitamix, you may be able to get those raspberry seeds crushed enough so the syrup is smooth. Otherwise, strain the liquid to remove the seeds.
Using a funnel, transfer your real fruit snow cone syrup to a squeeze bottle to make it easy to squirt over the ice.
These condiment squeeze bottles are inexpensive and are great to use for snow cone syrup bottles!
Unlike commercial syrup, this diy snow cone syrup recipe doesn’t always soak completely into the ice. So I recommend layering ice and syrup. Or you can do what I usually do, and mix it in a bowl until well combined and then scoop the mixture into snow cone cups. Store any leftover syrup in the refrigerator and use within a week or so.
For making snow cones, I highly recommend this Victorio Crank Ice Shaver.
This snow cone maker is non-electric, so your kids will get a kick out of turning the crank and shaving the ice themselves. It comes with 3 ice molds that make round discs of ice that make enough shaved ice for a couple of snow cones. Each ice mold comes with a lid, which is nice so you can stack them in your freezer. I’ve had my Victorio ice shaver for 3 years now and use it all the time during the summer.
The Pampered Chef one is also a good manual ice shaver machine, but they aren’t making it anymore. I had mine for 18 years, until I lost it in a move 🙁 You can sometimes find the Pampered Chef ones at garage sales or in thrift stores.
You can certainly serve these snow cones in a small bowl, but for a true snow cone experience, I like using actual snow cone cups. You can either get paper ones or reusable snow cone cups.
I ended up going with these silicone snow cone cups since they can be used over and over again, plus they come with a fun swirly straw! Reusable snow cone cups are a great investment if your kids love snow cones as much as mine do!
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The nice thing about making this real fruit homemade snow cone syrup recipe is that is that you can easily adapt it to other flavors by using different fruit. We have tried watermelon, strawberry banana, and blueberry peach. Yummy! Don’t be afraid to get creative. You are limited only by your imagination!
My kids love it when I make them snow cones with real fruit. It’s the perfect afternoon treat to cool off on those hot sticky summer days. Plus it’s a sweet treat that you can serve your child with no guilt.
If you try this Raspberry Peach Real Fruit Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe, you will have and leave me a comment to let me know how you liked it. So tell me… what are your favorite healthy summertime treats?