Snow Ice Cream

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How To Make Homemade Snow Ice Cream -- in just 5 minutes! gimmesomeoven.com

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.

Well, when life gives you snow, I think it’s a must that you at least make one batch of snow ice cream.  ♡  Especially if you’re a kid.  And especially if you’re an adult.  (Hey, there’s gotta be some reward for shoveling that driveway!)

If you’re never made snow ice cream before, it literally couldn’t be easier.  All you need are 4 simple ingredients (that I’m sure are already in your kitchen), about 5 minutes, and maybe a few sprinkles to throw on top for extra fun.

I decided to make a batch for a spontaneous snow day Sunday breakfast today.  (Yes, ice cream for breakfast.)  And since I had never shared this favorite on the blog, I just typed out my fastest blog post ever to share it with you before heading to church so that everyone else having a snow day today could have a sweet treat too.  And you’ll be happy to know that — since we’re having a healthy eating month on the blog — this healthier version calls for less sugar and milk (instead of cream), and is still full of great flavor!

Happy snow day, friends!

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How To Make Homemade Snow Ice Cream -- in just 5 minutes! gimmesomeoven.com

First, gather all of your non-snow ingredients:

  • granulated sugar
  • milk (you can use any kind of milk)
  • salt
  • vanilla extract

How To Make Homemade Snow Ice Cream -- in just 5 minutes! gimmesomeoven.com

Whisk the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl until combined.  Then pop the bowl in the freezer while you run outside to get your snow.Snow Ice Cream 8

For this batch, you need about 8 cups (more or less) of fresh, clean snow.  But since ours was super light and airy, I brought in a little extra.

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Immediately stir the snow into the milk mixture, and keep adding until an ice-cream-ish consistency is achieved.  It should be fluffy and scoop-able, but not runny.

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About like that.

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But it melts really quickly, so dish it up right away.

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And get ready to dive in!

How To Make Homemade Snow Ice Cream -- in just 5 minutes! gimmesomeoven.com

You can either eat it just as is…

How To Make Homemade Snow Ice Cream -- in just 5 minutes! gimmesomeoven.com

…or add in sprinkles.  Lots and lots of sprinkles.  I vote sprinkles.  :)

Enjoy!!!

*Of course, I must disclaim that you eat snow at your own risk. If you’re worried about pollution, then you can also make this recipe with shaved ice. I went for clean fresh snow. :)

How To Make Homemade Snow Ice Cream -- in just 5 minutes! gimmesomeoven.com

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Snow Ice Cream

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 2-4 servings 1x

Description

This 5-minute recipe for homemade snow ice cream is a sweet way to celebrate a snow day!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk (any kind)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 8 cups clean snow or shaved ice (more or less, depending on the density of the snow)
  • optional topping: sprinkles!

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until combined. Go scoop up some fresh (clean!) snow, and immediately stir it into the milk mixture until you reach your desired consistency.  (The ice cream should be fluffy, not runny.  But it melts quickly, so dive in quickly.)
  2. Top with sprinkles or other ice cream toppings if desired, and enjoy!


Notes

*Consume fresh snow at your own risk.

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272 comments on “Snow Ice Cream”

  1. Thanks for the recipe….we have 10+ inches of snow in KY today, my kids will LOVE it!!  Just beware of the “Yellow” snow!!

  2. I see you caught a lot of flack for this recipe. I’m 57 and have been making snow ice cream for my kids and grandkids for over 30 years.  Not once did any of them ever get sick.  It’s fun, it’s yummy and the little ones love to help!!  I imagine those nay sayers wouldn’t drink rain water either.  my, how did our grandparents ever survive??  LOL

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  4. Awww, brings back such wonderful memories!!! I love snow ice cream…ate it all the time as a little girl and now I get to continue that tradition with my girls. We had a slight snow fall today and we have our bowls in the freezer patiently waiting till the end of school to make our first bowl..cannot wait!! (Btw, I ate this many many times as a child and never got sick)

  5. My daddy made this for me when I was growing up. Living in the deep south, we hardly get snow ever so it was such a treat. I never, ever got sick and I ate a ton of it because it was so good! It is a very special memory making it with my Daddy now that he’s no longer with us and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

  6. We added flavored coffee creamer for variety of flavors each time! Kids love chocolate caramel the best!

  7. It’s snow. I’m 18 and I’ve been doing it all my life and I’m perfectly fine

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  10. seriously… You people freaking about eating snow and or snow cream are quite comical! We ate snow cream by the bowlful when I was a kid and we did not get sick, nor did we sprout third eyes or double ears. If you only knew what our precious government and the FDA/USDA etc hides from the American public, I’m sure snow cream would be the least of our worries! 
    As for me and my kids, we are enjoying the first major snowfall we’ve seen in Middle Tennessee in years and you can bet we are enjoying the fire out of snow cream too!!! :) Thanks for sharing your recipe!! 

  11. Great idea! My sister and I tried this today, it was great!!

  12. Or for those of us that are dairy sensitive, we replace all kitchen ingredients with maple sugar. Mmm. It’s also a fast alternative to wax on snow (or sugar on snow, however you grew up calling it)

  13. This Was Great! I heard my vice principal of my old school always talking about how she made the best snow cream, well now i know that’s not true!! Lol thanx for the recipe :) I surprised my mom with this today and it just tasted so awesome i had to make another batch. I added another 1/3 cup of sugar, a little more vanilla extract, and 1/2 a cup more whole milk. Second batch was just awesome!!! Great recipe im definitely book marking this page

  14. This is the BEST ice cream in the world! I ate this so much as a kid and I did not get sick, I ate it by the bucket full. I am book marking this page ant telling all of my friends about this! Thank you for this awesome recipe!!!

    #The BEST

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  18. Me and my cousins made this yesterday, and instead of vanilla we used strawberry syrup. It was actually very delicious,  and fun to make. We really enjoyed it.

  19. that was fast and easy

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  21. Omgz! I luv this recipes! It’s so easy and delicious! Thank u so much!

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  24. I have eaten snow cream for at least 65 years and I am perfectly fine and I have wonderful memories. It is snow NOT bird or swine flu or mad cow disease! Enjoy it and make some memories. If you are still concerned Pray over it first, which is what you should do with everything you eat.

  25. Oh, pashaw. The only thing you’re not supposed to do is eat the snow (for water) if you’re stranded in a survival situation because it’ll dangerously lower your body temp. I guess you bitter Bettie’s don’t drink tap or spring water, breathe the air, eat meats/plants/veggies, or exist in reality… because there are pollutants everywhere. If you expect the FDA to be point with standards of safety, you’re missing the boat. I for one, and going to live on the edge – with my kids –  and get outside today and put our 12″ to good use! Thanks for the post that’s still going strong!! 

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  27. I love snow ice cream me and my great- grand maw make it all the time in the winter. I understand people being concern making this recipe with snow on street side walks. But if your out in the country it is fine. I mean come on who has not ate snow as a kid. I was always told “if it is brown or yellow leave it be, if it is white then it is clean.”

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  33. I’m 41 (and also a pharmacist) and have been making & eating this almost every year year since I can remember. It came from a cookbook that was my great-great grandmother’s. She also ate it almost every year along with almost every family member.  No one got sick or died (just a bit chubby).  The only thing I say to change is to use cream, not milk……way better! 

    • Thanks for sharing Tanya! I love hearing about the memories certain foods/recipes conjure up for people. I will definitely try it with cream sometime, when I’m feeling like a real splurge! : )

  34. very elegant and beautiful 

  35. I wonder if my little one can handle this recipe :D she’s into ice cream making alot, even loves ice cream making games like papas freezeria http://papasgames.us/papas-freezeria/. Thanks for the best recipe ever

  36. Thank you, Thank you, Thankyou !  I live in Arizona and it is currently 114 degrees outside !  I have a shaved ice machine and cant wait to have sno cream for dinner !!!!!!

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  43. We just got done eating your snow ice cream recipe.  Delicious.

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  47. We just made this for the second time!  It has officially become a family tradition!  Thanks for sharing :)

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  49. We are supposed to get snow this afternoon, my little guy would think this is so much fun!

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