Snow Ice Cream Recipe

February 8, 2014

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

I grew up in Hollywood, CA for the first 23 years of my life ( I have been in Oregon for 2)

I have been wanting it to snow – I have this silly little dream to have enough snow to be able to build a snowman :)

Well my wish came true the past couple of days – I think we are up to 6 inches of snow

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

This is what it looks like outside of my office window – FINALLY a winter wonderland :) I thought it would be fun to do one of my FAVORITE recipes as a kid ( though as a kid I had to use shaved ice)

Snow Ice Cream Recipe

First you are going to needs lots of snow. I simply placed a bowl outside and waited an hour and had more than enough to make this recipe :)

I also used the same mixing bowl to make the ice cream

Now this ice cream will not take super creamy but it is more like a icee —— but SOOOO much fun to make

I thought it would fun to serve my snow ice cream in one of the tea cups I picked up at an antique store  – you can see what else I got HERE


It was pretty cool to be able to enjoy this yummy treat while watching the snow fall. Plus this recipe is SUPER inexpensive – maybe $.20 ?


This recipe make enough for 2 people :)  This is the perfect recipe to have kids help make :) I mixed the snow and sugar first – use a folding technique

Oh and this recipe is gluten – free :)


If you do make this recipe please comment on this post what you thought of it :)

Please remember it is not going to be super creamy — it will be like shaved ice

Snow Ice Cream Recipe
  • 4 Cups of Snow
  • ½ Cup of White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ - ½ Cup of Milk
  1. Fold together snow and sugar together
  2. Add vanilla and stir - once it is completely absorbed SLOWLY add milk
  3. Stir in milk - start at ¼ cup if you are happy with the consistency you can stop if you want it smoother add the rest of the milk
  4. Stir and Serve
  5. Enjoy

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

SueQ February 8, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Snowiest I’ve seen this area of Oregon in nearly 30 years (’08 came close, but ’85 is still the winner…and it was in mid-November too). Lots of snow to make snow cream!


Mary February 9, 2014 at 5:46 am

Growing up in Minnesota, we made this often. So glad to see this recipe. Brought back good memories. :)


Heather Thiel February 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Well in the south we don’t have snow lol but if ever ever do get some I’ll make it 😉

(commenting for Quick giveaway :)


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