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Snow Ice Cream Recipe

This Snow Ice Cream Recipe is a simple and delicious treat to make with the kids and only requires a few ingredients to make! 

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

If you live in a place that gets plenty of snow during the winter months, this is a great snow ice cream recipe to do with the kids, especially on a snow day. It tastes so good with a vanilla flavor and the creamy consistency of ice cream. Enjoy!

how to make snow ice cream

Can you Make Snow Ice Cream with the First Snow?

Some people say you should never use the first snow fall because it’s not clean, but others disagree. I say the choice is up to you. My advice is to use fresh clean snow that has not been stepped on, plowed, yellow or brown in color or any have chemicals on. Some like to stick a bowl outside while the snow is falling to catch the fresh snow.

Can you Make Snow Ice Cream with Regular Milk?

When making ice cream out of snow, regular milk does not give it the same thick consistency as evaporated milk does, however, if you don’t have any evaporated milk on hand, you can substitute it with regular milk. You can make snow ice cream without evaporated milk by also using condensed milk or heavy whipping cream.

snow ice cream without evaporated milk

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Have all ingredients and equipment ready to make before bring the snow inside. Work quickly to make to prevent the snow from melting. 
  • If you want a different flavor, substitute vanilla extract for a different flavor.
  • Make it colorful by adding in some food coloring to the mixture. 
  • No snow? Try this recipe with shaved ice. 
  • Optional but fun to add sprinkles and toppings.

Snow Ice Cream Ingredients with Condensed Milk

(This is the ingredients we used.)

8 cups fresh, clean snow
1 can condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Snow Ice Cream Ingredients with Evaporated Milk

1/2 can evaporated milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
8 cups fresh, clean snow

How to Make Snow Ice Cream

In a bowl, add condensed milk and vanilla extract and whisk to combine. If you’re using evaporated milk add sugar, vanilla and evaporated milk in a bowl and whisk to combine.

Gather 8 cups of fresh, clean snow and pour mixture over top stirring to combine. Add more snow if needed until you get the consistency of ice cream. You may need to add more sugar also to taste if adding more snow.

Scoop into bowls and decorate if you wish with sprinkles or other toppings.

snow ice cream recipe with condensed milk

Low Carb Snow Ice Cream

If you want to make a low carb version of this use these ingredients and follow the same directions.

8 cups fresh, clean snow
1 cup equivalent of granulated sweetener
Heavy whipping cream (in place of milk – almond/coconut/soy milk can also be used)
1 tbsp vanilla extract

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Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Snow Ice Cream is a simple and delicious treat to make with the kids, especially on snow days and only requires a few ingredients to make!

Ingredients

Snow Ice Cream Ingredients with Condensed Milk

  • (This is the ingredients we used.)
  • 8 cups fresh, clean snow
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Snow Ice Cream Ingredients with Evaporated Milk

  • 1/2 can evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 8 cups fresh, clean snow

Instructions

    1. In a bowl, add condensed milk and vanilla extract and whisk to combine. If you're using evaporated milk add sugar, vanilla and evaporated milk in a bowl and whisk to combine.
    2. Gather 8 cups of fresh, clean snow and pour mixture over top stirring to combine. Add more snow if needed until you get the consistency of ice cream. You may need to add more sugar also to taste if adding more snow.
    3. Scoop into bowls and decorate if you wish with sprinkles or other toppings.

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