Snow Ice Cream

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It has taken me about 4 years and a dozen snow storms to FINALLY make some snow ice cream with Lily.  I knew that it would be incredibly easy, but for whatever reason, we never ended up making it… until this afternoon!

Making ice cream out of snow is a cinch – and it only takes a couple of minutes.  One word of advice regarding how much snow to use – the fluffier (lighter) the snow, the more snow you will need.  I like to start with about 10 cups of snow, but always keep extra nearby in case I need more.  Today we have a VERY light, fluffy snow coming down so I probably used closer to 15 cups of snow.

You will need:

10 cups of CLEAN white snow (possibly more if the snow is super fluffy)

1/2 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup milk

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How to make:

1.  Place snow in a big bowl.  Sprinkle sugar over the top of the snow.

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2.  Slowly add vanilla and milk.  I poured mine down the side of the bowl to melt as little of the snow possible.

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3.  Fold ingredients into each other until you get a slushy-ice-creamy consistency.

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4. Enjoy immediately!  This sweet treat is especially enjoyed by kids who have played to their heart’s content out in the snow all afternoon!

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  • Jenny Fife Kern

    We made this today after school. We used strawberry milk instead of white milk. It was a hit! :)

    • Devon

      Great idea!