Desserts Recipes

How to Make Snow Ice Cream

snow ice cream

We were hit hard by the first blizzard of 2014. The winds were incredible and I could barely sleep a wink worrying about the chickens, how our 10 pound dog would manage in the snow drifts, and how to contain the excitement of two young children ready to pounce in the snow at first chance.

This wasn’t your typical storm and things needed to be done a bit more methodically. Sadly, the kids would have to wait until the dangerous winds and white-out conditions passed to be able to play. My first priority this morning was to reach the chickens, dig them out from under neath the snow, thaw the waterers, and check on their feed supply.

To keep the kids happy, after I tended to the chickens and dug out a place for the dog to do her business. I returned outside to scoop up a large dish of snow. A little snow ice cream was just the thing to pass the time.

Snow ice cream is always fun to make and takes only a few minutes. Little helping hands are always welcome. Snow ice cream is always best made with light fluffy snow.

Snow Ice Cream Recipe:
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla
Approximately 6 cups of fresh fluffy snow.

Stir the milk, vanilla, and sugar until well mixed. Then stir in the snow. Keep adding snow until you reach an ice cream like consistency.  Enjoy immediately!

Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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  • It's SO much better if you use cream instead of milk. And we always put a couple of beaten eggs into it too…although most people are too frightened of raw eggs to eat them. Even though they are safe and good for you! 😉 But at the very least, I definitely recommend the cream.

    • Yes, it is awesome with cream or condensed milk too! I've never heard about the eggs though, but that is something definitely worth trying. Thanks for sharing that with me. Kind of like an egg nog I imagine 🙂

  • I guess you will be making a lot of this right now.

    • You bet! Wish I could send some your way!

  • In my whole life growing up in Vermont I never, ever heard of making ice cream snow! My parents clearly needed to get with the program. I feel deprived!

  • Well this will be a fun project today here in the Northeast. The kids will love to make their own ice cream snow. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    • Thanks Kathy, I thought of your kids when I linked up. Enjoy and I'll try to link up more frequently. Thanks for the invitation to your hop. It's always such fun!

  • You know, I've never made this before! Here in MO we don't usually get a lot of snow, but this winter has been wacky so I'm sure there will be more snow to come so I'll have to give this a try 🙂

  • Anonymous

    u stir in the snow and it doesn't melt? Man, i'm gonna have to try this with my kids now! Hahaha thanks for sharing!

    • Yes, stir it in. The snow just melts a bit and the kids just love it!