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.
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.
Ingredients for snow ice cream:
1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
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.
When we were all done, we still had lots of the milk mixture left over so we made Snow Creamsicles. 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.