We got a lot of snow today and while I can not currently go play in the snow with my kids due to not feeling well I had to do something snow related with them. A friend of mine told me about snow ice cream made with snow and condensed milk, low and behold there was no condensed milk in the stockpile so I had to figure out another game plan and kinda just did it as I went while making this tonight and it turned out great, the kids loved it! Their favorite was the vanilla 🙂
Snow Ice Cream
How to make snow Ice Cream:
- Cocoa Powder
- Strawberry dessert topping
First send the kids out with HUGE mixing bowls and measuring cups and have them fill the bowls up with fresh clean snow.
Then put another bowl in the fridge while the kids are collecting snow to cool it. You don’t want a warm bowl or the snow will melt.
For the Vanilla Snow Ice Cream:
Mix 1 cup of milk, a tablespoon of vanilla extract 2/3 cup of sugar. Mix all of it well and then add the snow in 1 cup at a time until thick and creamy.
For Strawberry Snow Ice Cream:
Mix 1 cup of milk, 2/3 cup of sugar and 1/2- 1 cup strawberry dessert topping. I am sure strawberry jam would work well too. then add the snow in 1 cup at a time until thick and creamy.
For Chocolate Snow Ice Cream:
Mix 1 cup of milk, 3 tablespoons cocoa powder and 2/3 cup of sugar. Mix all of it well and then add the snow in 1 cup at a time until thick and creamy.
If you want it sweeter then taste test the mixture before adding in any snow. The amount of snow you need will depend on the temperature of your house, the bowl you are mixing it in and how long your snow was in the house after the kids collected it 🙂
After you have mixed it, put the ice cream into other containers or leave it in the bowl it is in and let it chill outside in the cold for a few minutes and then serve!