Snow cones were a summer staple for me growing, and I still love them as an adult. Today I am sharing a new twist on an old classic. I have replaced the classic technicolor snow cone syrup with a homemade strawberry rhubarb syrup. While the classics are classics for a reason, sometimes, you just want to try something a little different. If your looking for something familiar but new, this icy treat is for you.

To make these treats you will need:

1 cup chopped strawberries

1 cup chopped rhubarb

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1 can Sprite

2 tbsp simple syrup

A lot of ice

A plastic squeeze bottle

A snow cone maker (These can be found at big-box stores and Amazon.)

Start by combining the first four ingredients together in a saucepan. Cook on medium-low heat for 30 to 45 minutes, until the mixture reduces by half.


Puree the mixture in a blender. Mix 1/4 cup fruit puree, 1/4 cup Sprite, and 2 tbsp of simple syrup. Use a funnel to fill a squeeze bottle with the mixture. Follow the directions for your snow cone maker and prepare a cup of shaved ice.


Pour the syrup over the shaved ice and enjoy!