Homemade Snow Cone Recipes

homemade snow cones

Did you know that the Blendtec is the only blender on the market that can crush ice into a fine snow without adding water or any other steps? That's right! And it is done in a matter of seconds! We'll tell you how to turn ice into snow. We also have three mouth-watering homemade, fresh fruit syrups to try on your snow cones - so much better than paying for snow cones with artificial flavors!

How to make snow cone/shaved ice in Blendtec:

  • FourSide jar: 3 cups ice
  • WildSide+ jar: 5 cups ice
  1. Add ice cubes to jar and secure lid. Blend on a medium speed for 7-10 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
*For best results, use ice cubes directly from freezer that have not begun to melt.
Homemade Mango-Peach Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

Mango-Peach Snow Cone Syrup


1   cup water
1   cup granulated sugar
1   medium fresh peach, peeled and pitted
1   medium ripe mango, peeled and pitted
1   tbsp lemon juice

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Homemade Tiger's Blood Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

Tiger's Blood Snow Cone Syrup


1   cup water
1   cup granulated sugar
2   cups fresh strawberries, hulled
112   tsp coconut extract
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 Homemade Pineapple Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

Pineapple Snow Cone Syrup


1   cup water
1   cup granulated sugar
2   cups fresh pineapple chunks
1   tbsp lime juice
For a more "Adult" version of this snow cone, try one (or both) of the variations we have on the recipe page.

Instructions for all syrups:

  1. Add ingredients to FourSide or WildSide+ jar and secure lid. Select "Syrups" (if you don't have the "Syrups" cycle, use "Soup" or "Hot" cycle or blend on a high speed for 90 seconds).
  2. Add fruit puree to Medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes to thicken.
  3. Remove from heat and place in heat-proof container with lid (we used canning jars). Chill in refrigerator until cool or ready to serve.
Pour approximately 2 tbsp syrup over every 1/2 cup ice and serve. Enjoy!


  • Kelli Farley

    Hi Doug,
    A different sweetener can be used (Stevia, Truvia, etc.). Start with half the amount and add more, if needed, to get desired sweetness. Changing the sweetener will also change the consistency of the syrup.

  • Jonathan

    I made the pineapple version and it came out really great! Perfect for this heatwave :D

    Do you know how long the syrup will keep in the fridge? It made A LOT of syrup even after reducing.

    Thanks for the great idea!

  • Paul

    Eve, it’s not that much sugar in one serving (2 Tbs) The one cup makes a whole batch of simple syrup for a good number of sno cones. Of course you can always swap out for another type of sweetner like I would since I’m diabetic, but in reality, this recipe is not that high in sugar levels.

  • Kelli Farley

    Hi Rebecca,
    What blender model do you have?

  • Rebecca

    What setting would be the equivalent of medium speed? Thanks

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