Snow Ice Cream – Yes, It IS a Real Thing!

Recently we had about 5 inches of snow here in Maryland and I noticed a cousin of ours post a picture of “Snow Ice Cream” on Facebook. I inquired about the Snow Ice Cream to find out if it was actually made with snow and yes, indeed, her mother had made Snow Ice Cream using real snow! How interesting!

Snow Ice CreamOur cousin wasn’t exactly sure what ingredients her mother used and how much she used of them (other than the snow, of course) so I did what everyone naturally does when they have a question and I Googled it.

It turns out you use snow, vanilla extract, milk, and sugar, in most online Snow Ice Cream recipes, anyway. Most recipes seem to call for:

  • 1 large mixing bowl of fresh, untouched snow
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • milk (How much milk depends on the consistency that you want it to be – of course, the more milk you use, the smoother it will be).

Snow Ice Cream is easy! All you have to do is take that large bowl of fresh, untouched snow and mix in the vanilla extract and sugar then gradually add in the milk as you stir the snow until it is the consistency that you want. Plan to use at least one cup of milk, maybe two, for a large mixing bowl of snow.

I personally am not a big fan of just plain ole vanilla ice cream so I prefer to add a little chocolate sauce or caramel to my Snow Ice Cream and maybe even a few sprinkles or M&Ms. Of course, you can add whatever toppings you choose, just don’t make them too heavy or they will crush the Snow Ice Cream as it is a little more delicate than regular ice cream that you buy from your local grocery store.

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