Lemon Mint Snow Cones

A grown-up snow cone to take the edge off.

Christy Brissette, M.S., R.D. thumbnail by MS, RD
Lemon Mint Snow Cones
Christy Brisette
Christy Brisette

Lemonade is summer’s most refreshing beverage, and lemon gelato is one of the most popular flavors to peak your taste buds. The zing of lemon and a hint of mint take the kiddie snow cone to adult territory. (You can even drizzle on some vodka or white rum. We’re not judging.)

Lemon Mint Snow Cones Servings: 4
Prep time: 15   |   Cook time: 60
You'll need
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice (or 4 lemons)
  • 1/2 Tbsp stevia powder
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


1. If using whole lemons, cut them in half. Remove all of the flesh and juice, and add to your blender or food processor, being careful to remove any seeds.
2. If you’re using lemon juice instead, add it to your blender or food processor.
3. Add the mint. Pulse until the ingredients are pureed.
4. Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer and put the liquid back into your blender or food processor. Add the water and the stevia and pulse until the stevia dissolves.
5. Pour the mixture into a dish or pan you can put in the freezer, making sure your liquid is less than 1” deep.
6. Freeze for 1 hour and then take it out of the freezer and break it up with two forks. Return your shaved ice to the freezer and freeze for another two hours.
7. Remove from the freezer and scrape with forks to mix up the ice and flavors. Serve in a paper cone snow cone style, or in a bowl.