Have you ever made snow ice cream?
During our most recent blizzard, I decided it was time that the kids and I made a batch of this super easy snow ice cream. And when I say super easy, I mean it.
It only took 3 ingredients, not including the sprinkles and marshmallows we used to top our bowls. The best part is that it gives us an excuse to make a dessert. Snow’s falling? Let’s make something sweet!
There are 3 ingredients: snow, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Simple, right?
Where To Find The Best Snow
Collect about 10 cups of snow. I suggest getting snow from the top of bushes, if you can. You’ll make sure that no little creatures have touched the snow. Also, if you see yellow snow, that doesn’t mean that it’s lemon flavored. Trust me on this.
Place half of the snow to a clean bowl.
Pour half of the milk on top of the snow.
Gently mix the snow into the milk. We used more of a chopping motion to get the two incorporated.
Top the mixture with the other half of the snow. Then, pour the rest of the milk over the top.
Next, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Again, gently mix the snow, milk, and vanilla together.
Our Favorite Mix-Ins
We have a small list of our favorite snow ice cream mix-ins, and I’m sure you have a few of them right in your cabinets and pantry.
- sprinkles or “jimmies”
- chocolate chips
- mini marshmallows
- chopped up snickers bars
- chopped up maraschino cherries
- crushed and drained canned pineapple
- chocolate syrup
- coarse sea salt (TRUST ME)
- chopped candy canes
- red hots candy
- freeze dried strawberries
- freeze dried mangoes
- chopped banana chips
Easy Snow Ice Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
10 cups fresh snow
Place half of your collected snow in a clean bowl.
Pour half of the can of milk over the snow.
Gently mix the snow into the milk, in a chopping motion, until fully incorporated.
Add the second half of the snow to the mixture.
Pour the second half of the milk over the snow.
Pour the vanilla over the milk.
Gently mix the snow into the vanilla and milk, in a chopping motion, until fully incorporated.
Serve right away, or place in a airtight container and freeze for up to a week.