Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream ~ Easy winter dessert your kids will love.

We have had over a foot of fluffy snow.  It is a winter wonderland and the kids are loving it.  I mentioned to them that this would be a great time to try making snow ice cream.  The excited sequels I’m sure could be heard down the block.  They get their sweet tooth from me, so we don’t keep a lot of sweets around.

Snow Ice Cream ~ Easy winter dessert your kids will love.

We put out a bowl (OK four bowls just to be safe!) outside to catch the falling snow.  I’m sure that I don’t need to say this, but make sure the snow is clean and white.   I found the recipe on All Recipes website.

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Ingredients for snow ice cream:

It is best to freeze the milk for 30 minutes before making the ice cream.  That way everything is chilled and the snow will not melt as quickly.  Depending  on which % of milk you choose will determine how creamy your snow ice cream will be.

When you have everything ready, bring in the snow.  We mixed the sugar, vanilla and milk together and then used that mixture to pour over individual bowls of snow.  The kids each wanted to mix their own.  Serve and eat quickly since it will melt fast.  The kids loved it, but ended up using straws to finish their ice cream.  We also added a bit of chocolate syrup.  The kids LOVED this recipe.  They thought it tasted like real ice cream only runnier.

Snow Creamsicles:

When we were all done, we still had lots of the milk mixture left over so we made Snow Creamsicles.

  • Snow Ice Cream (recipe above)
  • Milk
  • Orange Juice
  • Popsicle Molds.


We stirred snow and more of the milk mixture we made earlier, and then added orange juice to taste.  The Creamsicle mixture was poured into Popsicle molds and put into the freezer.  This was a bit of an experiment since there was no recipe to follow, but the Snow Creamsicles were a big hit.


For more winter fun, check out our:

Melting Art

Creating Colorful Icicles

Indoor Snow Painting

Bringing the Snow Inside

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11 thoughts on “Snow Ice Cream

  1. I’ve never met anyone else who made snow ice cream! My mom used to make it when I was a kid, and while my first marriage kids grew up in Texas, I never had a chance to share it with them, but my second batch is growing up in Northwest Arkansas, and we usually get at least one good snow that we can make snow ice cream with, and they LOVE it as much as I did! There’s no better winter treat!

  2. And while I’ve used the melted leftovers as tasty “milkshakes”, it never occurred to me to freeze ‘em! We’ll definitely have snowsicles this year. :)

  3. The meaning of the phrase “ice cream” varies from one country to another. Phrases such as “frozen custard”, “frozen yogurt”, “sorbet”, “gelato” and others are used to distinguish different varieties and styles. In some countries, such as the United States, the phrase “ice cream” applies only to a specific variety, and most governments regulate the commercial use of the various terms according to the relative quantities of the main ingredients.

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