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Snow Ice Cream

2013 February 21
by Alicia

Have you ever made snow ice cream?  When you’re expecting a reasonable accumulation of snowfall, it’s such a fun thing to do with your kids.  And it is so simple to make!  No special ingredients here… Just snow, vanilla extract, sugar, and milk.

Snow Ice Cream

Set a large bowl outside as soon as the snow starts to fall.  The bowl I set outside holds about 16 cups.  My brave husband retrieved it from the snow drift that formed on top of it!

Snow Ice Cream

Once you’re ready to make snow ice cream, gather around your vanilla extract, milk, and sugar.

Snow Ice Cream

Scoop out or scrape off any extra snow before bringing the bowl inside.

Snow Ice Cream

Then top it with some sugar and vanilla extract and start stirring.

Snow Ice Cream

Add milk a little bit at a time until you reach your desired consistency.  We like it a little on the “drier” side and don’t add too much milk.  It’s more like a vanilla snow cone than what you’d buy at the store.  However, you can add as much milk as you like!  Just keep in mind that it will become slushier as the snow melts, so don’t go overboard.  Of course, you can always go scoop up some more snow if you get it too slushy!

Snow Ice Cream

Scoop into a bowl and enjoy right away!

Snow Ice Cream
From your Everyday Home Cook

up to 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 to 1 cup white sugar
1 to 2 cups cold milk
Fresh snow (at least 8 cups)

In a large bowl, sprinkle snow with sugar and add vanilla.  Stir, and add milk a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.  Taste, and add more sugar or vanilla as needed.  Serve immediately.

Makes as little or as much as you like!

Snow Ice Cream

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