Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Snow Cream

Since I posted with my horrible attempt with tofu yesterday, I thought today I would restore your faith in my cooking skills by sharing with you one our new favorite winter family traditions. This weekend we got about 7 inches of snow, which effectively kept us inside the house. Aiden and I were both just getting over a sickness so we didn't really want to take Aiden out to play in the snow and risk him getting sick again. He absolutely hated it so that afternoon when the snowfall slowed down, Ethan  went out and collected snow for me and we made snow ice cream.

The recipe is relatively very easy. Just adjust the amount of ingredients based on how much snow you bring in.

Ethan brought in enough to fill a soup pot. We then poured that into an even bigger pot so that I could have room to stir it all up. {We left the bigger pot outside for a few minutes so that it would be cold so the snow wouldn't melt right away.}

For this much snow I mixed about 1 cup of {lactose free} milk, 1 cup of heavy whipping cream (because I had it in the house. You can use half and half or just plain milk...whatever you like), about a tablespoon of vanilla and 1/3-1/2 cup of sugar.

Pour the milky mixture into the snow and stir until desired consistency. I noticed that the longer I stirred, the more the texture became closer to ice cream.

Make sure you taste it to get the desired flavor.

Place into bowls and add any toppings you want. Ethan and I added chocolate syrup. Aiden had just regular vanilla. Sit down with the family in front of a good movie and enjoy!

Kid tested and approved!

*Note: We tried this both with a fresh snow and snow that had sat overnight and it was definitely a much better texture and taste with the fresh snow. The old snow sort of freezes into clumps when mixed together. So for best results make with powdery or fresh snow.


  1. Aww...how fun! :) I haven't tried snow-cream, but that sounds good. :)

  2. That is a cool idea. I think we are supposed to get snow in the next week. We will have to try it out!