Unicorn Snow Cones

7/24/2017

Unicorn Snow Cones

Why don’t more snow cones involve sprinkles!? We wanted allllllll the frozen treats at our pool party, so we made these in addition to our tropical pops!

Have you ever made snow cones? It’s SUPER easy and you can snag a snow cone machine for about $30 on Amazon! It’s a great investment for outdoor parties all summer long because you can change up colors, flavors and add fun straws and sprinkles too! I love a “make your own” station at an event because it’s always fun to build your own dessert.

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Unicorn Snow Cones
 
Ingredients
  • Strawberry Simple Syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pint strawberries, stems removed, sliced
  • Red food coloring

  • Pineapple Simple Syrup:

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, juice included
  • Yellow food coloring

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Blue food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon all natural blue berry extract (we used Pure Blueberry Extract by OliveNation)*

  • *You can use fresh blueberries to make this simple syrup but the resulting color will be purple instead of blue! If you are looking for a true bright blue color for your sno cone syrup, the extract and food coloring combo is the way to go!
Directions
  1. For the strawberry simple syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook just till sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Add in the strawberries. Let sit at least 30 minutes, up to 8 hours. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Stir in a few drops of red food coloring to give a more vibrant color. Let cool completely and store in refrigerator.
  2. For the pineapple simple syrup: Combine sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook just till sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Add in the crushed pineapple. Let sit at least 30 minutes, up to 8 hours. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Stir in a few drops of yellow food coloring to give a more vibrant color. Let cool completely and store in refrigerator.
  3. Combine sugar and water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil and cook just till sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in blueberry extract and a few drops of blue food coloring. Let cool completely and store in refrigerator.

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Photos by Jeff Mindell | Recipe by Theresa Rountree

SOURCES

SnoCone Cups | Sprinkles | SnoCone Machine | Crazy Straws | Striped Tray

They were sooooo yummy!!! Of course, you could use store bought syrups too, but if you want to make them yourself, you gotta try those recipes! Reading that back, that was so Ina Garten of me. “If you can’t infuse your snow cones with berries picked from your garden behind your South Hampton abode, store bought is fine.” Hahahah!

We’ve got one final pool party DIY post comin’ at ya later this week! And it also involves ice!! 😉

p.s. A DIY Dunkaroo Bar!

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