Delicious Homemade Snow Cone Topping Recipe

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Delicious Homemade Snow Cone Topping Recipe
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 30, 2023

Learn how to make a delicious homemade snow cone topping that will take your summer treat to the next level. This recipe uses simple ingredients to create a sweet and tangy syrup that is perfect for drizzling over your favorite snow cone flavors. With just a few steps, you can make a batch of this tasty topping that will keep your taste buds happy all summer long.


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fruit flavored extract (optional)
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract and fruit flavored extract (if using).
  5. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring to achieve the desired color.
  6. Allow the snow cone topping to cool completely before using.
  7. Once cooled, transfer the syrup to a squeeze bottle or container for easy pouring over snow cones.
  8. Drizzle the homemade topping over your favorite snow cone flavors and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Snow cones are believed to have originated in ancient China, where they were made using real snow and flavored syrups.
  • The first commercial snow cone machine was invented in 1920 by Samuel Bert, a salesman in New Orleans.
  • Snow cones are popular at summer festivals and carnivals in the United States.
  • In addition to syrup, snow cones can also be topped with condensed milk, whipped cream, or fresh fruit.