Having a difficult time finding shaved ice or snowcone syrup? No problem! Here’s an Easy DIY Shaved Ice Syrup Recipe that you can make yourself with only 3-ingredients!
I grew up eating lots and lots of shaved ice in Hawaii. I think shaved ice is one of Hawaii’s most favorite and popular treats. It’s delicious, light, and the perfect way to cool down on hot days. So of course, I had to get a shaved ice machine when we moved to Southern California. Summers here are much hotter and shaved ice is a must have summer time treat to help beat the heat. The downsides to making shaved ice at home is that it can be difficult to find shaved ice syrup in stores and it can be a bit costly to order online.
Lucky for me, I was able to find a lot of DIY shaved ice syrup recipes online. Some use a lot more sugar than this recipe, but I think this 1:1:1 ratio is a good balance of flavor and sweetness.
Here’s a tip if you decided to make this syrup to enjoy some shaved ice. For an added surprise, add some really good vanilla ice cream to the bottom of the cup/bowl before topping with shaved ice. After eating the top shaved ice, mix together the shaved ice and ice cream at the bottom for a delicious creamy ice treat. And don’t forget, you can always top the shaved ice cereal, fruits, mini mochi, condensed milk, red beans, and whatever else you desire for an over-the-top summer shaved ice treat.
- 1 packet Kool Aid Drink Mix
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- In a small pot, bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and keep stirring until all the sugar is dissolved, about 3 - 4 minutes.
- Remove from heat and mix in the Kool Aid drink packet.
- Let cool completely and transfer to a squeeze bottle for easy dispensing.*
- Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
*If you don't have a squeeze bottle, empty out a standard water bottle and pour the cooled syrup into it. You can buy pour spouts that fit perfectly into the bottle from Amazon (affliate link below). When you're done using it, replace it with the bottle cap to store in the fridge.
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