Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Snow Ice Cream

So, I'm a little late on the snow post. At least for the Pacific Northwest. However, it sounds like in other parts of the country, this may be something fun you could still try. Snow Ice Cream! I saw the idea on Facebook, when bunches of my friends were making it. I delayed in making it myself and by the time we did make it, the snow had a nice layer of ice on the top of it. It didn't work out as well, but it was still fun to try. To make Snow Ice Cream, check out this blog. This recipe for snow ice cream calls for sweetened condensed milk, but there was another recipe, courtesy of Veggie Tales, that I saw floating around Facebook that didn't required the sweetened condensed milk. Here's that recipe:

So, I can't speak for the VeggieTales version of snow ice cream, but for the recipe I tried, it wasn't too bad. It was incredibly easy to make and took practically no time at all. My nephew, Gabe, and my son helped me make it. However, I would highly recommend not allowing the two-year-old to pour the sweetened milk...oy! What a mess.

Icky sticky mess!
After we got milk, vanilla and snow all in one bowl, we went to mixing. My mom was recording the boys making the snow ice cream (or "Snow Cream" as Gabe referred to it) while I was taking pictures. She will not be happy to have her picture on here...but, oh well. Muwahaha! :) (love you, momma!)

After it was all mixed up, the boys each got a little bowl with some of their concoction.

Cade wasn't much of a fan, which was surprising considering how much he loves ice cream, but Gabe thought it was pretty good - especially with chocolate syrup on it. I tried a little of it and it was way too sweet. If you do decide to make this recipe, I wouldn't recommend putting the whole can of sweetened condensed milk in. It also was too icy. For the first few snow days, the snow was like powder and the last day or two of our winter wonderland, the snow was covered with a layer of ice.  And we did not get around to making our "snow cream" before it truly was "Snow Ice Cream" because I was lazy and didn't make it when the snow was soft and powdery. I have a feeling this ice cream would've been better made with that fresh snow. Also, this does not freeze well. Gabe was resilient and continued to eat the frozen ice cream for a while, but it's kinda like re-freezing a blizzard from Dairy Queen...it's just not the same. 

So, there you have it. Try making some "Snow Cream" for yourself - if you have some snow. Especially if it's soft snow. And enjoy! 


  1. Hey there! Thanks for linking to my blog!!

    Next time, fill that large mixing bowl heaping full. Mine is usually over flowing with snow when I begin. That cuts down on the sweetness.
    Also, try the chocolate version next time. Just make the recipe with 5 Tbsp of unsweetened cocoa.
    Now, I'm off to correct my "recipe" - going to make it "one big bowl of snow" instead of "8 cups". :)

  2. Thanks, Mary Renee! I will try that next time. :) And I can't wait to try the chocolate! :D