When mother nature gives you snow, you make a favorite treat of St. Louisans, snow ice cream! St. Louis has transformed into the snowiest place I have lived in since my days in Montana! After enjoying the cold outside it only seemed logical to bring the snow inside and whip up some fresh snow ice cream!
After all, you know I love making unique ice creams like Stretchy Salep Ice Cream, Chocolate Booza, and Rolled Ice Cream. So of course I was not going to pass up this opportunity to bring you Homemade Snow Ice cream AKA snow cream.
Snow ice cream is sweet, slightly crunchy, and creamy. It takes only 4 ingredients to make, one of which is fresh snow! You don’t even need any special equipment, churning time, or freezing time. This is the easiest ice cream to make and you will have so much winter fun whipping it up in less than 5 minutes!
Disclaimer: I must give you a disclaimer that eating snow is at your own risk. You should use clean snow that is free from dirt, leaves, debris, etc. If you live in a heavily polluted area, it may not be a good idea to consume snow. You can use shave ice as a safe and tasty alternative to fresh snow.
Snow Covered St. Louis
A snowstorm has taken over St. Louis and turned it into an epic Winter Wonderland. This is the biggest snowfall we have seen in years. I honestly can’t even remember the last time I was knee deep in snow like this. Now granted, I am only a little over five feet tall, but still!
Since St. Louis doesn’t usually get snow like this, people went into a frenzy. Essentials like milk and bread were the first to sell out everywhere, and local shops closed early Friday and stayed closed through Saturday. Grant was on a business trip and was literally the last flight to land on time on Friday afternoon. He was then stuck on a highway that got shut down, and it took him about four hours to get home from the airport.
But with all the trouble snowstorms can cause, there is also so much fun to be had! This snow came during the weekend, which was perfect for family fun. We went sledding, built a snowman, and got cozy with my DIY Hot Chocolate Mix that I always have stocked up during the cold weather!
To give you an idea of almost how much snow we got, take a look at Lukas trekking through! This was on Saturday morning. It’s still snowing on Sunday, so we have even more than this now.
How To Pick Fresh Snow
All you need to make snow ice cream is 4 ingredients. A great aspect of snow ice cream is that you probably have everything you need (besides the snow) already stocked up in your pantry for events like snowstorms! You will be using snow, evaporated milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
First, you will need fresh snow. When gathering up your fresh snow, find an area that is free from any kind of dirt and tracks. For example, I did not use snow Lukas walked on! Use a 1 cup measuring cup to scoop out about eight to ten cups of snow into a very large mixing bowl.
If your snowfall included powdery snow you will go with closer to 10 cups of snow.
Wet, Sticky Snow
For the snowfalls that include that epic snowman building snow, then you will need less snow. I went with 8 cups.
How To Make Snow Ice Cream
Once you have gathered your fresh, clean snow, set it aside for a moment. In a bowl, whisk together your shaken evaporated milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Then pour it over your snow and mix it with a large wooden spoon. Keep mixing, breaking up any chunks of snow if you have to.
Then just scoop it out into bowls, put sprinkles if you want to, and serve immediately.
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Snow Ice Cream
Sweet, crunchy, and made with fresh snow, this snow cream takes under 5 minutes and 4 ingredients! This snow ice cream is a fun and sweet treat anytime a snow day hits!
- 8-10 cups fresh clean snow
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- snowflake sprinkles optional
Collect CLEAN snow in a large mixing bowl.
Then in another bowl, whisk together the evaporated milk, powdered sugar, and extract.
Pour the mixture over the snow.
Then mix it up until it's incorporated.
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