Snow Ice Cream

Remember all the snow I was going on about in my last post? Well. It’s still here.





I was staring out the window *not* admiring the view when Cotey asked if I had ever heard of snow ice cream. I hadn’t, but I was intrigued. I had heard of maple syrup snow candy though, thanks to my obsession with the “Little House on the Prairie” series. But snow ice cream was a foreign concept. Cotey had never made it before but with all the fresh snow outside he decided we needed to give it a go. We filled two mixing bowls full of snow with the idea that we would try to make two different flavors. Each bowl had about 10 cups of snow though for reference.

For our first batch, we made a simple vanilla caramel ice cream. Pour one tablespoon vanilla extract, one 14oz can sweetened condensed milk and a half cup caramel sauce over one bowl of snow and combine until the consistency resembles ice cream. And that’s it! It’s pretty easy, even I couldn’t mess it up. And that’s saying a lot by the way.



With batch #2 we used one can of crushed pineapple, two tablespoons of grenadine, a quarter cup of chopped maraschino cherries and two cups of Cool Whip. Mix all ingredients together and enjoy! MMMM, it was like having a non alcoholic Pina Colada, without the coconut. I think next time we will try adding some flaked coconut though.


I enjoyed both versions, but the Pina Colada batch would have to be my favorite. Using cool whip instead of sweetened condensed milk helped it be not as sweet. I also loved the chunks of fruit in it. Jayden’s favorite was the vanilla caramel, of course.


Kid approved!

The cool thing about snow ice cream is you can customize the ingredients to your liking. What flavor combinations would you make? Let me know in the comments! Now go out and make use of all that snow!


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Kelly Sukola says:

    Nana use to make us snow cream all the time. I don’t recall how it was made, but not like this. Give her a call and ask her. I know it was just simple and had a nice vanilla taste. Looking forward to a post and some pics of Nana’s snow cream.


  2. A Hearty Nomad says:

    Too bad we don’t have enough here, but I would do salt caramel and pistachios.
    The pina colada one sounds delicious.


  3. Anita Hadley says:

    Yep my sister is right your Nana made snow ice cream for us when we were growing up. As kids we thought that was the greatest thing ice cream made out of snow.


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