Snow cones are making a comeback. They've moved past those brightly colored, sweet syrups served on the street into something even more exciting. People's Pops, New York's famous popsicle makers, make theirs with a big block of ice, an old school shaver and natural flavors (like rhubarb ginger!).

Most of us can't get our hands on or store a giant block of ice -- and some of us might be scared to use that sharp razor -- so a snow cone machine is the way to go. And we can still make great flavors to top our ice like watermelon pomegranate. Click through the slideshow below to see some good options we found.


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  • Nostalgia Electrics Single-Serve Snow Cone Maker

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Nostalgia-Electrics-RSM-702-Series-Single-Serve/dp/B00305H6UO/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Nostalgia Electrics Single-Serve Snow Cone Maker</a> at Amazon, $29.99</strong> This single serve retro snow cone maker won't take up too much space in your kitchen; and it'll look great on your counter.

  • Waring Professional Snow Cone Maker

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Waring-SCM100-Professional-Snow-Maker/dp/B00633M5SI/ref=sr_1_40?ie=UTF8&qid=1343314854&sr=8-40&keywords=snow+cone+machine/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Waring Professional Snow Cone Maker</a> at Amazon, $69.95</strong> If you're pretty serious about snow cone making, this professional series has great results at a pretty good price.

  • Hamilton Beach Ice Shaver

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Hamilton-Beach-68506-Ice-Shaver/dp/B003UV8L7K/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1343317490&sr=8-16&keywords=snow+cone+machines/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Hamilton Beach Ice Shaver </a>at Amazon, $29.99</strong> Can't decide between a slushie or a snow cone? You don't have too! This ice shaver machine makes both.

  • Pink Japanese Snow Cone Maker

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Pink-Japanese-Snow-Maker-Shaver/dp/B0026P4TD6/ref=sr_1_43?ie=UTF8&qid=1343314854&sr=8-43&keywords=snow+cone+machine/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Pink Japanese Snow Cone Maker</a> at Amazon, $20.73</strong> Make snow cones the old fashion way and get a work out at the same time with this Japanese snow cone maker.

  • The Original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine

    <strong>Get <a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Original-Snoopy-Sno-Cone-Machine/dp/B0021VIDOQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1343316117&sr=8-1&keywords=snoopy+snow+cone+machine/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">The Original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine</a> at Amazon, $17.99</strong> If you grew up in the 80s, chances are you're all too familiar with the Snoopy Sno-Cone machine. Well, now you can relive those memories because this classic is still available.

  • Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Snow Cone Machine

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Nostalgia-Electrics-RSM-602-Series-Machine/dp/B00197WV7I/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Snow Cone Machine</a> at Amazon, $44.98</strong> While you could settle for a single serve retro snow cone machine, you could have one that makes two snow cones at the same time.

  • Back To Basics Cool Ice Manual Ice Shaver

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Back-Basics-Cool-Manual-Shaver/dp/B003KSSQXW/ref=sr_1_130?ie=UTF8&qid=1343318763&sr=8-130&keywords=snow+cone+machines/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Back to Basics Cool Ice Manual Ice Shaver</a> at Amazon, $9.47</strong> If you're into the idea of making homemade snow cones but don't want to spend the money, this one's a steal.

  • Stainless Steel Electric Snow Cone Ice Shaver Machine

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Steel-Electric-Shaver-Machine/dp/619900017X/ref=sr_1_137?ie=UTF8&qid=1343320401&sr=8-137&keywords=snow+cone+machines/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Stainless Steel Electric Snow Cone Ice Shaver Machine</a> at Amazon, $79.95</strong> If you want your friends to take you seriously as a snow cone maker, you might want to stick with this industrial looking model. You'll look like you mean business.

  • Jelly Belly Ice Treats Party Pack

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Jelly-Belly-Treats-Party-Pack/dp/B004KKXHTW/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&qid=1343314830&sr=8-29&keywords=snow+cone+machine/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink"> Jelly Belly Ice Treats Party Pack</a> at Amazon, $44.96</strong> If jelly beans are your thing, this snow cone maker is perfect for you. The party set comes with electric ice shaver, two syrups and snow cone cups.

  • Nostalgia Electrics Vintage Collection Snow Cone Maker

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Nostalgia-Electrics-SCM-502-Vintage-Collection/dp/B0051AO20I/ref=sr_1_112?ie=UTF8&qid=1343318750&sr=8-112&keywords=snow+cone+machines/&tag=aolfood-20" target="_hplink">Nostalgia Electrics Vintage Collection Snow Cone Maker</a> at Amazon, $48.87</strong> This snow cone maker is cutesie. It's got wheels and everything.

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