As the temperature rises, nothing beats the refreshing taste of a sno cone.

Whether you’re hosting a summer party, a family gathering, or just looking to enjoy a cool treat, knowing how to use a sno cone machine can turn any day into a special occasion.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create the perfect sno cone, ensuring your next event is a hit! Here’s what we’ll be going over:

  • Electrical Requirements & Safety First
  • Preparing Your Machine for Use
  • Making Sno Cones
  • Cleaning and Maintenance

Electrical Requirements & Safety First

Before diving into the icy goodness, it’s important to ensure your sno cone machine is ready to go. All you need is a 15 amp, 110-volt outlet.

Remember, for safety and performance, do not use an extension cord or generator.

Preparing Your Machine For Use

First thing’s first: Place your machine on a level surface within easy reach of the hopper for convenient operation.

Before turning on your machine, set up your sno cones cups and syrups. Suffice it to say, we have quite the variety of flavours to choose from:

Each flavour should have its own pump for easy dispensing and to avoid cross-contamination.

Making Sno Cones

Plug in the machine and flip the switch.

Next, open the pusher handle lid and dump your bag of ice cubes into the goose neck.

Finally, hold the motor button while pushing down the handle.

The machine will do the rest, chopping up the ice into the perfect sno cone texture.

Never insert your hands or any objects into the hopper. If the machine freezes up, simply wait for it to thaw.

Use the round scoop to create a ball of snow, place it on the cone, and then add your favorite syrup flavors. It may be worth waiting a minute for the ice to melt slightly – wet snow typically makes for a better cone than a dry one.

For a fun twist, try making rainbow-flavored sno cones!

Cleaning and Maintenance

After the fun is over, it’s important to clean your sno cone machine properly. Unplug the machine and clean it with a vinegar water solution, paying special attention to the hopper’s sharp blade.

In addition, clean any syrup pumps and the scoop.

Remember, a $50 cleaning charge applies for machines not cleaned upon return.

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Making sno cones is a fun and easy way to add a cool treat to any event.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your sno cone machine operates safely and efficiently, providing delicious, icy refreshments for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your ice, pick your flavors, and get ready to enjoy the perfect sno cone!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (780) 424-6001 or email us at We’re open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday!