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By Niquoya Brown and Jolene Khor

June is finally upon us, which means that summer is about to be in full swing! With the Greek festival behind us and four more coming up in the month of June alone, there’s all kinds of festival foods awaiting you.

On the rare occasion that you are not out and about in this long-awaited 70 degree weather, yummy treats are still available on hot afternoons –  in the convenience of your kitchen.

In Detroit summers are all about food, food, and a lot more food. Unlike most sugary treats, this snow cone recipe will cool you down, not fatten you up! At MODA, we are true believers of living your lives to the fullest but not necessarily at the expense of your waistline. Hence, I have been looking for all types of recipes that will ensure that this summer will be your healthiest and most delicious at the same time!

After several trials in my own kitchen, one of my favorites was the Mango-Strawberry Snow Cones as they were refreshingly cold, delectably sweet and most importantly made with fresh ingredients (read: no artificial ingredients!).

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 5


  • Ice and blender
  • 2 mangoes
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1 lime
  • Some mint


Peel and dice the mangoes. Hull and slice half the strawberries and crush the other half into pulp in a bowl. Crush the mint with a fork in another bowl. Squeeze the juice out of the lime into a cup and peel the wedges. Set aside.

Blend the ice and scoop it into each paper cones. Pour strawberry pulp over the ice and scoop the prepared strawberries and mango on the ice. Fruits can also be at the bottom of the cone, depending on preference. serve with a dash of lime juice and garnish with mint and lime wedges.

Serve chilled and enjoy!