DIY Snow Cream: Ice Cream Recipes with Fresh Winter Snow

Ice Cream Recipes with Fresh Winter Snow

A lot of you are enjoying a nice winter snowfall right now. Some of you aren't enjoying the snow at all, especially if your car's stuck in it or you have to grab the snow shovel, yet again. But perhaps you'll change your distaste for snow when you try out some tasty homemade snow cream!

If you have some fresh snow in your lawn, grab some and follow these snow ice cream recipes to make something delicious out of something a lot of you deem bothersome. (Also, it's a great activity for the kids!)

Snow Ice Cream Recipe #1

To make snow ice cream, simply add 1 cup of half and half or milk, 1 cup of white sugar, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract to your gallon of fresh snow. In a pinch, you can substitute 28 ounces (2 cans) of sweetened condensed milk in place of the milk and sugar when making snow ice cream. More information here.

Snow Ice Cream Recipe #2

You'll need 5 to 6 cups of fresh, unpacked snow, plus 1/3 cup of heaving whipping cream (half and half or milk also work), 2 heaping tablespoons of sugar, and 1 capful of vanilla extract. First, mix together the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla extract. (If you want chocolate ice cream, mix in 1 tbsp of cocoa powder, too.) Next, pour your mixture into the snow and mix until you get the ice cream texture.

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