Barbara's Beat: We get to make Snow Ice Cream today

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

We get to make Snow Ice Cream today

Snow Ice Cream 

Wikipedia photo of Snow Ice Cream
We don't usually get much snow where we live, unless we go up to the mountains, so today's snow is going to be exciting for the kids. And, as hard as is it to believe, some kids have been deprived and never had Snow Cream or Snow Ice Cream. Finally, we will have enough snow to make some.


There are several recipes for this favorite cold treat. First, you have to set out a huge container to catch fresh, clean fallen snow. 

When we were growing up, we got a big bowl of clean snow, maybe 10-12 cups, and stirred in two tablespoons of milk, a teaspoon of vanilla, and a quarter cup of sugar. Hand mix it. The snow will start to melt fast, so serve and eat it. It was easy and fun. 

You can also add fruit juice to the snow to make Orange Snow Cream, instead of using the milk in the above recipe. 

When you have about 12 cups of snow, add one can of sweetened condensed milk and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Hand mix it, serve and eat it. 

Share your recipes or memories for Snow Cream.  I can't wait for my grandkids to taste it.

 


 


12 comments :

rebeccabasset said...

I don't think that I have ever had Snow Ice Cream, sounds wonderful! Thanks for the Post!

rebeccabasset said...

I don't think that I have ever had Snow Ice Cream, sounds wonderful! Thanks for the Post!

Sandra Beeman said...

Years ago our neighbors made homemade ice cream. The just loved it. I've never had a homemade treat like this one. I know its gaining popularity in CT because a demonstration making in was on a local station two days ago.

ann said...

We used to make this when we were kids all the time. Where we live we have no shortage of snow this year thats for sure. Will have to make some with the grand kids this weekend. Thanks

Kelly OMalley said...

I used to do this with my kids. It was SO much fun! It not only amused them for a while, but also tasted SOOOOOO good. Also taught them a lot about ice and melting points.

tisonly143 said...

I use to love making snow cone when I was younger and I did it with my children and now with my grand-children :) love em hehe thanks for share @tisonlyme143

James Robert said...

We get lots of snow here so this would be lots of fun for my kids

tisonly143 said...

we did this when I was a little girl and I did this with my children and now I get to enjoy doing this with my grand-children, it taste so yummy an I usually add real fruit and juice to mine, so yummy!! thanks for share @tisonlyme143

Lana T. said...

This sounds like an awesome idea! I grew up with snow, but now I live in an area where we never get any. I think I'll try this idea with some shaved ice and see how it works. ^.^

Maria Iemma said...

This is a real fun way to teach the kids to make ice cream. Thank you for the recipe/idea.

evie said...

i remember making this when i was young....my mother was so great. we never had much snow in nc, but when we did,...now i think abt all of the dirt in the snow and it scares me now.

Rose-Marie said...

I just read el nino is expected to bring big storms this way, seeing this recipe makes me actually look forward to some freshly falling snow so I can make this!