This Snow Cream is an easy homemade ice cream made out of actual snow! A fun recipe to make with the kiddos in vanilla, caramel, or chocolate flavor!
How To Make Snow Ice Cream
Have you ever made Snow Cream? Freshly fallen white snow may resemble sweets like cotton candy, vanilla frosting, and marshmallow fluff, but sadly, it doesn’t taste as good as these sugary treats. But with this Snow Ice Cream recipe, it can!
In your childhood memories, you may recall biting into a snowball to get nothing but a mouthful of bland, frozen water. But with this easy three-ingredient recipe for Snow Cream, those cold white flakes get a mouthwatering makeover when they’re used to make a yummy dessert!
Remember the magic of snow days? That feeling of waking up on a school morning with fat snowflakes falling from the sky, then turning on the television in hopeful anticipation and learning that school is canceled?
Instead of sitting in a boring classroom all day, you had the whole day off to do whatever you pleased! It was like Christmas morning all over again. Especially if your parents still had to go to work 😉 Free At Last!
You can recapture a little bit of nostalgia with this homemade Snow Cream recipe, which can be made and enjoyed by the whole family! Concocted with only a couple components, you may already have the ingredients for Snow Ice Cream in your kitchen — and in your yard!
Part snow cone, part ice cream, this tasty treat is a blast to make, especially with the kiddos. Have them head outside to collect a few handfuls of (clean!), fresh snow to get the recipe started.
How To Make Snow Cream:
- First, add about 8 cups of snow to a large mixing bowl, set the rest of the snow aside in another large bowl.
- Next, add half of the sweetened condensed milk and the vanilla to the snow and stir to combine with a rubber spatula. You can also use a hand mixer on low speed.
- Then, add 4 more cups of snow and sweetened condensed milk to the bowl, as well as any syrup if you’re adding it. Mix to combine. The sweetened condensed syrup will help to thicken the snow and make it extra creamy. Add more snow if needed.
- Finally, feel free to fold in any extras, then scoop into ice cream bowls or cones and top with sprinkles.
Like any frozen dessert, Snow Cream is made extra-fun with a variety of tasty toppings. Play around with sauce, nuts, whipped cream, and of course, rainbow sprinkles are a must!
Set up a bar with all the munchies and mix-ins you can dig out of your pantry, and let everyone customize their own snow ice cream sundaes. There’s no better way to enjoy a snow day or school vacation!
You’ll have a hard time deciding what you love most about Snow Cream: the ridiculously simple recipe, the scrumptious flavor, the 5-minute prep time, or the fact that it’ll keep kids busy from start to finish!
It’s also a great activity to try when you’re hosting a winter sleepover or get-together with your kids’ friends. It’s also great for winter break and pulling the kids away from their screens for an hour!
Snow Cream is a fun, festive treat to make good use of the winter snow. Not only is it a blast to make and enjoy with the whole family, but it’ll bring you a dose of nostalgia for the snow days of your childhood. Follow it up with a delicious White Hot Chocolate to warm you back up!
Notes About This Snow Cream Recipe:
- Make sure to use fresh snow, the best way to do this is to plan ahead and put out a couple of large bowls once it starts snowing to catch the snow in.
- The amount of snow you’ll need will vary on the type of snow, so gather a lot and use what you need to get the consistency you want! You will need more snow if you add a flavored syrup like chocolate or caramel.
- You can flavor snow ice cream a lot of different ways. I recommend adding a 1/4 cup of syrup such as chocolate, caramel, or butterscotch. But you can also use extracts like vanilla, almond, and coffee.
- Feel free to mix in other fun ingredients like fresh fruit, candy, and nuts.
Snow Cream Recipe
- Add about 8 cups of snow to a large mixing bowl, set the rest of the snow aside in another large bowl.
- Add half of the sweetened condensed milk and the vanilla to the snow and stir to combine with a rubber spatula. You can also use a hand mixer on low speed.
- Add 4 more cups of snow and sweetened condensed milk to the bowl, as well as any syrup if you're adding it. Mix to combine. The sweetened condensed syrup will help to thicken the snow and make it extra creamy. Add more snow if needed.
- Feel free to fold in any extras, then scoop into ice cream bowls or cones and top with sprinkle