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Snow Ice Cream Recipe – Fun Winter Activity for Kids!

snow ice cream

Snow Ice Cream

It has only taken me about 4 years and a dozen snow storms to FINALLY make some snow ice cream with Lily. I knew that it would be incredibly easy, but for whatever reason, we never ended up making it… until now!

Making ice cream out of snow is a cinch – and it only takes a couple of minutes. One word of advice regarding how much snow to use – the fluffier (lighter) the snow, the more snow you will need. I like to start with about 10 cups of snow, but always keep extra nearby in case I need more. On this day we had a VERY light, fluffy snow coming down so I probably used closer to 15 cups of snow.

You will need:

10 cups of CLEAN white snow (possibly more if the snow is super fluffy)

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup milk

snow ice cream

How to make:

1.  Place snow in a big bowl.  Sprinkle sugar over the top of the snow.

snow ice cream

2.  Slowly add vanilla and milk.  I poured mine down the side of the bowl to melt as little of the snow possible.

snow ice cream

3.  Fold ingredients into each other until you get a slushy-ice-creamy consistency.

snow ice cream

4. Enjoy immediately!  This sweet treat is especially enjoyed by kids who have played to their heart’s content out in the snow all afternoon!

snow ice cream

snow ice cream

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  • OH!! This would be perfect for this weekend