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Part of the Hello Yellow Party goodness included the rental of a snowcone machine. However, if you’ve seen a snowcone display lately, you might’ve noticed the veritable non-existence of yellow snowcone syrups. Cherry? Yes. Blue raspberry? Absolutely. Anything slightly near yellow on the color wheel? Nope.
Not deterred, Burke and I decided to make our own homemade snowcone syrups, as well as coordinating, labeled glass snowcone syrup bottles.
For the lemon syrup, we used the all recipes recipe and essentially made simple syrup with a pack of Koolaid mixed in (boiled equal amounts water and sugar, plus the aformentioned pack of lemonade Koolaid). After cooling the mix off in the fridge, it was ready to go. The pineapple and mango syrups were supersimple (thanks to the Country Home recipe)- a can of fruit juice concentrate plus a half a can of water.
Of course, these homemade snowcone syrups needed customized serving bottles as well. We picked up some glass ‘vinegar’ bottles at Dollar Tree…
…covered over the vinegar label with squares of brown vinyl (after first trying unsuccessfully to remove said labels- I think they’re attached on the inside)…
…added yellow vinyl letters spelling “lemon,” “mango,” and “pineapple”…
…and filled with the respective homemade snowcone syrups.
As a funny side note, it rained and rained the weekend of the Hello Yellow party, which I assumed would render the snowcone machine un-usable. But the love three year olds have for snowcones surpasses rainy conditions; they were a huge hit!
Wouldn’t it be fun to make homemade snowcones for family night? Or an incognito backyard party? Let me know if you try it!