Snow Cream (Ice Cream)

Hi again! Today’s topic is ice cream made with freshly fallen snow. I was introduced to this sweet treat by my husband’s family.  It is a fun, simple and tasty dessert to make as a family. Back East, we usually only got to make Snow Cream once a year, but out here in the mountains, we’ve already had several opportunities to make it! Vanilla is the traditional flavoring, but  just about any flavoring extract works well. On my last batch, I used orange extract, and it was delicious.

Here’s What You Will Need:

  • About 1 gallon fresh, clean snow (if the snow is deep enough, you can scoop some up in your mixing bowl, or if you know snow is coming, you can put your bowl outside to catch the snow)
  • 10 oz (2 small cans) evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed)
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons of flavoring extract – vanilla, orange, root beer, strawberry, etc.

Here’s What You Do:

  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk evaporated milk, sugar and flavoring.
  • Gently pour milk mixture over over snow, and stir quickly to combine.

Here’s How You Use It:

  • Serve immediately for best flavor and texture.
  • If you have leftovers, you can freeze the Snow Cream in an airtight container for about a week.

Peace Be With You

4 thoughts on “Snow Cream (Ice Cream)

  1. Too bad that snow is over and we’re headed into spring already otherwise I would have tried this recipe when we had lots of snow early in the month. 😉

    • Oh, lucky you headed into spring! We just got a new dusting of snow this morning, with more on the way. We are eagerly awaiting the change of seasons! I suppose you could make this with some shaved ice, but it will probably just be something to look forward to next winter. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I actually got to make some for James and Tobi last weekend when Lynchburg got 8″ while I was down there. We only had a dusting up here. Anyway, I tried drizzling maple syrup over mine when I’d used too much snow and watered down the flavor. That was good, too. I’m looking forward to trying orange or rootbeer flavoring, as you’ve suggested!

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