Making ice cream from snow is fun and snow ice cream is a delicious winter treat! This is the perfect dessert recipe to make with your kids. They'll be amazed by it and tell all their friends.
What is Snow Ice Cream?
What in the world is snow ice cream? Well, one day in my Food Network escapades, before Paula Deen was banished, I watched her make ice cream from snow. How does one come up with snow in Georgia? This woman is amazing. She comes up with recipes for things that don't exist in Georgia. Anyway, snow ice cream is a quick kind of ice cream made with real snow. Simple, right?!
If you love the taste of sweetened condensed milk, you're in for a big treat. The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for some fresh snow. As of lately, up here in New York, we haven't had a bit of an issue with this.
Ingredients in Snow Ice Cream
This is what you'll need to make a batch of snow ice cream:
- fresh snow (fluffy and wet snow will both work)
- sweetened condensed milk
- vanilla extract
The medicine cup in the photo above has homemade vanilla extract in it.
Dump the two ingredients in with the snow. Can you see where this is going?
Give it a stir and voila! We have some ice cream. Great ice cream, in fact. I think you can easily make chocolate ice cream by adding some Hershey's syrup when you add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
Let me just say, it doesn't stay in the ice cream form for hours. I made some a couple of hours before Wesley got home from work and placed it outside in the snow to stay freezing cold. I went to get it after dinner and I had sweetened condensed milk soup. So, be warned, eat this immediately!
More Frozen Treats to Make:
Snow Ice Cream
- 8 cups snow
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the snow in a large bowl.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Stir with a spatula.
- Serve up with some toppings and eat immediately. It will melt and leave you with sweetened condensed milk soup.
(Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.)