Snow Ice Cream is a delicious homemade ice cream that only uses two ingredients: clean snow & sweetened condensed milk. There is no better snow day activity than making “snow cream” with the kids.
Or if you want a fun science experiment to do with the kids, grab this 3 ingredient ice cream recipe made in a zip lock baggie!
Just grab two ingredients: clean snow and sweetened condensed milk!
Step by Step Instructions
This recipe could not be easier. But be ready to work fast before the snow melts in your warm house.
Simply take a large bowl outside after a fresh snow and in a clean, untraveled area scoop up 12-14 cups of snow.
Quickly take the snow inside and pour an entire 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk over the snow.
Stir vigorously until the snow starts to clump into “ice cream”.
You can stir in sprinkles if you have them!
Serve it as soon as it is ready, before it melts. This is not a “save for later” type of ice cream. It will not refreeze well.
Amount of Snow
If you want to have sweeter true ice cream texture then plan to scoop up 12 heaping cups of snow for your snow cream.
If you want a fluffier, lightly sweetened, “I can still tell there is snow in there” grab 14 heaping cups of snow.
Variation and Toppings
Just like a big bowl of vanilla ice cream everyone likes to have different flavors added and different toppings. Here are some variations and toppings to try:
- Add 1 teaspoon of almond extract for a wedding cake like flavor.
- Add 1.5 teaspoon vanilla extract for an extra kick of vanilla.
- Pour some chocolate syrup over top for a sundae
- and of course, sprinkles are always encouraged!
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How To Make Snow Ice Cream
- large bowl
- 12-14 cups fresh, clean snow (heaping cups)
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- Bring the clean fresh snow inside in a large mixing bowl.*12 heaping cups for sweeter and creamier snow ice cream*14 heaping cups for less sweet and fluffier snow ice cream
- Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the snow.
- Stir vigorously until the snow starts to clump into ice cream (snow cream).
- Serve immediately before it melts!
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.