Stick a bowl outside before a big snow so you can make Snow Ice Cream! So easy – the perfect project for kids!
Happy Friday! I’ve got a quick and easy recipe today! You can make it with your kids next time you’re snowed in or just make it for yourself and don’t share with anyone.
I won’t judge you.
We got, like, 8 inches of snow on Wednesday. Which was fun because the weatherman said we’d get 2. He has a history of playing with my emotions so I took a chance and put a ginormous mixing bowl in the background to collect snow.
By lunchtime we had a full bowl of snow and I had a sore throat from yelling at Penelope (the husky) to keep her face out the bowl every time she went out. Seriously, a yard full of snow and she wants to eat my snow?
Ingredients for Snow Ice Cream
- Snow (I recommend putting a bowl outside to catch it so you’re not collecting snow right from the ground)
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Sprinkles or other toppings
How To Make Homemade Snow Ice Cream
- In a large mixing bowl, quickly stir together snow and sweetened condensed milk until it resembles ice cream
- Serve immediately with sprinkles or toppings of choice
We had a ton of fun making it so I put another bowl out that night and it was COVERED with snow by the time I went to bed. By about 9 am, it had all melted. Because… well, welcome to Colorado.
What Do Snow Ice Cream Taste Like?
It mostly tastes like sweetened condensed milk since that’s the only ingredient other than snow. You can always add vanilla if you wanted it to taste like vanilla ice cream.
You could also add chocolate syrup to the top for more of a chocolate ice cream.
Can You Make Snow Ice Cream with Regular Milk?
No, I wouldn’t recommend trying to use regular milk. Sweetened condensed milk is thicker than regular milk and is also already sweetened.
Can You Freeze Snow Ice Cream?
If you have leftover snow ice cream, you can put it in the freezer for another time. You may need to let it soften up a little before trying to serve it though.
I like to store my homemade ice cream in a container like this. It’s made for ice cream so it stores it perfectly and makes scooping really easy.
More Frozen Treats
- Birthday Cake Pudding Pops
- Homemade Shamrock Shakes
- S’mores Frozen Hot Chocolate
- Strawberry Milkshake
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Snow Ice Cream
- 8 cups snow
- 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- In a large mixing bowl, stir snow and sweetened condensed milk together until it resembles ice cream. Serve immediately with sprinkles on top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 170mgCarbohydrates: 73gFiber: 0gSugar: 73gProtein: 11g
Thanks for the AWESOME memory!!! My mom, now 96, used to make it for us in Oklahoma when we were kids and it would snow. She added vanilla, as you mentioned, but I think she put it in everything! She always said not to use the first snow, have no idea why.????????
Carol Hughes says
Don’t forget to add some vanilla…..My mother made it for us too when I was little. I’m now 72. The first snow, she said, had the impurities from the air. We also made chocolate ice cream by dissolving cocoa and sugar in a tiny bit of water on the stove, letting it cool, then adding vanilla and condensed milk. We never used sweetened condensed milk. We poured that over a big bowl of snow and mixed it. I still make it today.
rick belcher says
Soviet Union tested nucular bombs above ground and the radiatrion got into the air and carried of the USA. The first snow of winter was to clean the atmosphere so othe snowfalls would not have the radiation.!
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
I feel like I missed out on something in my childhood by not having snow ice cream! This looks like so much fun, and so tasty!!
eat good 4 life says
Wow I have never seen this before. What a great idea.
Toni | BoulderLocavore says
This is so creative Amanda! An upside of the snow and frigid temps of late. Though we’ll be having 60’s in Boulder this week (you too I’d imagine); go figure! Love the recipe. Sharing now…
GiGi Eats says
Ha! It really is snow! ;) Hope it wasn’t YELLOW snow! I guess that could be a little TANGY though, yes?
At first I was like “uhh.. snow ice cream? you mean vanilla?” (Ok I really said banilla.. because I’m a child). But no no.. this is legit SNOW ice cream. Super fun but sad because I won’t ever be able to make it in South Texas. Womp womp. Dang mild winters!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
Snow ice cream is definitely not something I get to make in San Francisco, but I’m going to keep this recipe to try the next time we go to Tahoe or some other snowy place. Looks so fun!
Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog says
My daughter would LOVE this! We’ve had almost no snow this year though… snow storm tomorrow though, so we’ll be making this!
This is too much fun!!!
Tonia from TheGunnySack says
Next time it snows, we are going to make some of this! My kids are going to love it!
Kate @ Diethood says
Penelope, too, wants the clean stuff. ;-) I have yet to make snow ice cream, but I can bet that I wouldn’t share it. :-D
Sara @ Bitz & Giggles says
Snow ice cream is one of our favs! Here in Wisconsin we haven’t gotten as much snow as normal, but the cold. . .oh, it’s been cold! Can’t wait for summer! Until then, we’ll probably make a couple more batches of this deliciousness!
Serene @ House of Yumm says
This is so fun!! I wish I had known how to do this when I lived where there was snow! I can think of no better way to spend a snow day :)
Cant you just make it with shaved/snowball ice?
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground says
Oh, I love to make Snow Ice Cream … Snow Cream, as we call it in the south. Although we only get about one chance a year at it. It’s always such a nice treat!
Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground
crazy January here in MO, we’ve had no snow —- I’ve never made snow ice cream this way, can’t wait to try it (come on snow!!!!)