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!


  • David

    Awesome list. I just loved it.

    See my loved example: https://homeholds.com/homemade-snow-cone-syrup-recipes/, If you have more, please share. <3

  • Marianne

    It is easier to just buy the syrup in different flavors at Walmart. Blendtec is the only one that does what it says about using ice only. Before getting my Blendtec I had two vita mixers, both had to add water. I kept ordering different ones and that was the criteria if it did not make snow it got sent back. Blendtec delivered. Being diabetic I found the premade syrups was the best for kids and adults.

  • Holly

    Or just top the snow / ice with a natural sweetener like pure maple syrup!

  • Yilliang Peng

    I had no idea that you could make a snow cone from a blender! My wife and I will definitely have to try this for our grandkids — they would love it! Our daughter got married in Hawaii so I am sure it would taste something similar to Honolulu Snow. I never knew that it was this easy! Thanks for the information! http://www.hawnice.com/snow

  • Lizzy

    We have tried the syrups. I would recommend straining afterwards even though I like the idea of a little bit of fruit fiber with it. It tends to sit on top of the ice rather than seeping in. I haven’t tried straining yet but planning on it today. I’m also going to try using organic white grape juice instead of simple syrup. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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