Kids love snow cones. It’s a refreshing break from all the sweetness we get from candies. Add to that the vibrant colors and it sure makes a great treat for kids and adults alike.
I admit I enjoy it as much as my kids do. It takes me back to my childhood when I ask for snow cones at the fair, choosing colors instead of flavors LOL. Fast forward a few decades and now you can get snow cones from food trucks and kiosks but my memory of it really started at the fair.
Since the emergence of DIYs, like you and me, it seems that there’s nothing we can’t NOT do in our own kitchen, especially things as simple as snow cones.
I make them every winter since we get a lot of snow. Usually the kids only want to make snow cones once per season. The novelty wears off pretty quickly. My suspicion is they enjoy making snow cones more than they enjoy eating them.
With just a few ingredients, it’s a great activity to do with the kids while saving extra bucks. They can choose their own flavors easily and even have rainbow-colored ones if they want to.
If there’s something my kids look forward to, it’s choosing flavors. And since we’re making snow cones at home, they can have all they want in a few easy steps. All we have to do is gather the ingredients that could already be in your pantry and you can have your sour spray ready in no time.
Here’s how to make sour spray for snow cones that your kids will surely enjoy.
There’s so much you can do with sour sprays. And there are so many flavors to choose from depending on what your kids prefer.
You can use any Kool-Aid flavors or use citric acid plus food coloring and flavoring instead. You can even make several flavors at a time by doubling or tripling the amount of water and sugar. Once the mixture has boiled, divide it into portions, add flavors to them and then store in separate containers.
Here are some flavor and color combinations that I’ve used before in other recipes, but will work great for sour sprays as well:
- Blue for raspberry or blueberry
- Light blue or light pink for gummy or tutti frutti flavors
- Pink for strawberry
- Yellow for banana or lemon
- Green for peppermint, green apple, or kiwi
- Orange for cinnamon or buttered rum or maple syrup
- Red for cherry
- Purple for grape