Snow Ice Cream

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There’s no ice cream like Snow Ice Cream! We have been getting our fair share of Winter Weather in our neck of the woods. Snow came blowing in over night and though the temperature was only in the single digits, my youngest 3 children ventured out into that White Wonderland.

The found themselves in drifts waist high and soon came running for gallon buckets. “SNOW ICE CREAM!!!”ย  As they head out to the pristine (thank you, Lord!) snowdrift they had spotted I dug out my old recipe.

Has Old Man Winter brought more snow to your front door than you know what to do with? Try making snow ice cream. It’s a simple, fun and tasty treat, perfect for building memories.

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What you’ll need:

  • 1 gallon or so of fresh, beautiful snow
  • 1 cup sugar (a little more or less will do, to suit your taste)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (or your favorite flavoring (mint, cherry, maple)
  • 1 cup cream or milk (or chocolate milk or strawberry milk, half ‘n half works too)

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Step 1:ย  Mix snow, sugar and flavoring together.

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ย Step 2: Add cream (or milk) and mix well.

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Step 3: Serve it up with your favorite toppings

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Step 4: Have your handy-dandy taste-testers standing by ready to give their expert opinions!

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You can’t go wrong with Classic Vanilla Ice Cream, but you can easily change this recipe up to your suit your family’s taste.ย  This recipe is very forgiving – if it isn’t sweet enough, add more sugar, if it is too dry, add more cream. Need more flavor? Add more! Enjoy!!!

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  1. What a fun idea!
    We’ve had some snow, but not enough to pull this off. When we have a more significant storm later this winter, I’ll have to refer back to this. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • there are many winters we don’t get enough snow at one time, so I often forget. This year the children reminded me. We only had a couple inches total, but the blowing wind really made it drift. Hope you get a chance to try it! So glad you stopped in, Shannon – thank you for taking time to comment. Blessings!

  2. What a wonderful idea! In all my years of living in Michigan I never heard of snow ice cream and trust me, we had snow! I am thrilled to say it was 78 here today and I will never get to make snow ice cream with Amara — and I am OK with that!!!

  3. I like this idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Snow cream is one of our family’s very favorite things about winter! So pleased to see you make it, too. Thank you for sharing your recipe. Mine’s basically the same, though I do add a teensy bit of cinnamon or nutmeg.

    Now I’m wishing we had MORE snow, as we didn’t get enough at our place (Colorado) to make a batch.

    • oh, yum! a touch of cinnamon or nutmeg would make it extra special. We’ll have to try next time. Funny to think you haven’t had enough snow in CO to make this. But we know full well Winter isn’t over quite yet ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by for a visit, and thanks for hosting the Grand Social ever week!

  5. This brings back sweet memories for me. My mother always made Snow Ice Cream for us when we live in Charlotte, N. C., many, many years ago. She used exactly the same ingredients. There is just no ice cream better! Thank you for sharing this. I found you through the Friendship Friday link up.

    • Hi Shirley! so glad I could bring sweet memories back for your. My children are busy building memories of their own. So much fun! Thank you for stopping in for a visit and leaving your sweet comment.

  6. Yummy! We’ll have to give it a try…next year!

  7. Man! If only we had some snow… No snow here in the Pacific Northwest, but will remember this if we do ever get some! Thanks for sharing at After School!

    • No snow, Stephanie? My children feel so sorry for you! But I’m sure you have lovely things to enjoy up there in the NW ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ve had a couple of pretty tough winters so we’ve been able to enjoy snow ice cream more than we usually do. I’m so glad you stopped by!

  8. Making snow ice cream was one of my favorite winter activities as a kid. Unfortunately we live near an airport so I don’t trust our snow to be free of toxins. Maybe one day my kids will get to experience the awesomeness of snow ice cream. Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

    • Stephanie, I probably wouldn’t trust the snow right near the airport either. We are blessed to live in a very rural area and the fresh snow is a real treat! I hope you get a chance to enjoy snow ice cream with your family one day. In the meantime enjoy whatever it is that God brings your way!

  9. If it ever stops raining here in the UK and behaves like winter should I would love to do this with my children. My dogs eat snow with their backs to us as they think they will get in trouble for eating food off the floor. I think this is a delightful idea.

    • So sorry, Gina – I’d much rather have winter snow than winter rain! Your comment made me chuckle, though, because we have rules about collecting snow where the dogs have ‘roamed’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ Funny that your dogs are so smart they even hide their snow-eating habits! So glad you stopped in today!

  10. Such a fun idea! This Southern California girl is wishing for some snow so we could try this! Thank you for linking up at Family Fun Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Saw your feature from Stephanie…so glad it was there!

    • thanks, Diane! aww, my children feel sorry for all you in Southern California. One day you just might find yourself in a Winter Wonderland and I hope you remember this when that time comes. Thanks for taking time to stop in and leave your sweet comment. And thank you for co-hosting the Family Fun Friday party!

  11. I enjoyed this post so much I featured it in todayโ€™s Family Fun Friday parenting and learning post. You can see it and copy the code for the โ€œI was featuredโ€ button at Thanks again for linking up!

  12. Looks SO delicious! I featured this in my round up for the After School Linky today.

    • Thank you Anna! My 7 year old says it is tastier than store-bought!
      I’m honored to be among the ‘Featured’ at the After School Linky ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Snow cream is always a delightful treat


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