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Healthy snow cones are so easy to make. Use a simple fruit juice concentrate for a healthy snow cone syrup.
I love to find easy ways to change less-than-healthy treats into real food. And during the summer, we’re always looking for refreshing treats to help us stay cool.
These healthy snow cones are just as easy to make as the traditional version. If you have a snow cone machine, it takes just a few minutes to make these fun treats. You can also buy crushed ice at the grocery store if you don’t have an ice machine.
Healthy Snow Cone Syrup
Fruit juice concentrate, found in the freezer section of the grocery store, makes the perfect sweetener for snow cones. I like to use grape and apple raspberry flavors, but any frozen juice concentrate will work.
These snow cones don’t contain artificial food coloring or processed sugar like the snow cones we can get elsewhere, so I’m more than happy to give these to my children on a hot day. I’d be surprised if any child could tell the difference between these snow cones and the ones at the ice cream truck.
Try my watermelon slushie for another fruity, refreshing summer treat.
Healthy Snow Cones
- 1/4 cup grape juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup apple raspberry juice concentrate
- 1/4 cup water
- Pour each type of juice concentrate in its own little pitcher. Add 1/8 cup water to each pitcher and stir.
- Using a snow cone machine, shave about 3/4 cup of ice into 4 separate glasses (a total of 3 cups of shaved ice) and pour the fruit juice syrup evenly over the ice.
Note: This was first posted in 2012, and it was updated in 2020.