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Snow Day in Denver: Activity Ideas, Snow Cone Recipe, Sledding & More!

Snow Day Denver

Who else loved Denver’s huge snowstorm last week? We’re hoping we’ll have at least a few more before the end of the season. Don’t miss our guide to a Denver snow day with 70+ activity ideas

Want to go sledding? Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado.

Is skating more your speed? You’ll love our Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Skating in Colorado.

This chameleon colors snow painting kit won’t melt in the snow. 

Not a fun of the snow? Here’s a fun way to rid of the snow – eat it with Momma Chef’s homemade “snow” cones. It’s made with real outdoor snow and homemade syrup that takes just minutes to make. Your kids are going to love being in the snow and eating it with this yummy recipe!

Momma Chef’s Homemade “Snow” Cones

2 c. of snow per each snow cone

1 c. water

1 c. sugar

Kool Aid liquid (I like cherry and grape); Torani Syrup is another option

**see “tips” below

In a saucepan, mix the water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir occasionally for about 2 minutes until the sugar is dissolved.

 Remove from the stove and divide the liquid into two bowls. In one bowl, squirt about 8 drops of Kool-Aid Liquid cherry. In the other bowl, do the same with the grape until desired color.

 Put the bowls in the refrigerator until the liquid is cold. When it’s ready, take your kids outside and have them scoop about 10 cups of fresh snow into a large container (this will make about 5 snow cones). Make sure it’s clean snow!

 Back inside, put the snow into a 1-cup measuring cup and press down until the snow is compact. Keep filling until the cup is full. Turn the cup over, shape it into a ball and put the snowball into a bowl or snow cone cup. Spoon flavoring over the snow and enjoy!


  • My kids like to use a spoon and straw to eat their homemade snow cones.
  • Remember snow melts fast, so enjoy these treats right away!
  • The syrup is good for 10 or more snow cones. When finished, store any leftover syrup in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to two months.

-Momma Chef

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Mile High Mamas
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