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4.50 from 6 votes


Homemade Fresh Fruit Shaved Ice is the perfect summer treat! Fresh fruit is so much healthier than those store-bought syrups and you can make any flavor!
Prep Time15 mins
Syrup cooling1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: shaved ice
Calories: 791kcal


  • 1 ½ cups fruit strawberries, pineapple, etc
  • 2 Tbsp lemon or lime juice
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ice



  • Start by cleaning all the chosen fresh fruit well. Remove stems, core berries if needed, clean as well as you would if you were just snacking on the fruit. 
  • Place fruit in a blender or food processor and blend until pureed.
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and add the lemon or lime juice, water and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until boiling. Turn heat down slightly and continue to simmer for 5 minutes before removing from heat.
  • Let syrup cool completely and then strain with a fine mesh strainer to remove all seeds and pulp. You can use the syrup immediately or store in the refrigerator. I prefer to use the syrup once it has been chilled for at least an hour or two so that the ice doesn't melt so quickly.

Shaved ice

  • Fill your blender about half way with ice, pulse a few times on high until all is blended and shaved consistency. 
  • Continue to place shaved ice into individual bowls or cups, then pour the syrup over crushed ice until well coated. 
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!



If you are using fruit that has an extremely high water content (like watermelon), reduce the amount of water you add by about 1/4 cup. Also, if you are using fruit like watermelon that is extra sweet, you can easily reduce the amount of added sugar without even noticing! 
Each batch of syrup makes enough for about 6-8 snow cones. This will depend on the size of the snow cone and the amount of syrup you are using. 


Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 205g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 190g | Vitamin A: 1089IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg