Snow ice cream is a delicious frozen treat that’s easy to make using 3 simple ingredients from your pantry and some freshly fallen snow. It’s a fun winter project for kids!
Making homemade ice cream takes a long while and is quite the process. Since we just received our first official significant snow fall of the season, I wanted to try my hand at making snow ice cream with the kids.
I’ve made a few of the snow ice cream recipes floating around Pinterest. The first recipe ended in a complete and utter failure, with WAY too much sweetness for the kids. They said that it was “NASTY!” – YES KIDS said that ice cream was nasty!
How do you make vanilla snow ice cream?
The second time I made Snow Ice Cream, it was a total surprise to the girls. I had scooped out the snow from the back deck while they were laying down watching a movie. I placed the snow ice cream in the freezer, in the instance they wanted a snack during the movie…they often come and ask for Popcorn!
So I scaled back the sweetness of the large amount of sugar and toned the vanilla extract down a good bit. The second time, I’m pretty sure it was a success because there was nothing left in the bowls!
Now you can totally add chopped up fruit into the ice cream, add on some funfetti sprinkles that you can from the Funfetti Cookie Recipe or even top it off with some Homemade Hershey Syrup!
This was our first attempt….note how brown the milk mixture is from all the vanilla that was added!
Is she the only one that stirs ice cream until it’s all melted and runny?!? I know I use to do this as a kid….so PLEASE tell me you do it too.
The girls chose Oreo Cookies as their topping for their ice cream. This is the ONLY treat in the house that I don’t necessarily like them having, but, they are kids and you can’t deprive them of their childhood. That’s what I tell myself so I don’t feel guilty giving them cereals and other foods filled with sugar, GMO’s and dyed foods.
Is it safe to eat snow?
As long as you use a clean container to collect it in and you collect only freshly fallen snow, it should be safe to eat. Just avoid using any dirty snow or colored snow.
Snow Ice Cream
- 4 C Snow leave a bucket out to collect when snow is on it's way!
- ¼ TSP Vanilla Extract
- ⅛ C Sugar
- ½ C Milk/Cream
- In a large bowl mix the vanilla, sugar and milk.
- Place in fridge.
- Grab your snow and quickly mix into the milk mixture.
- Serve immediately with your favorite topping!
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