Make Snow Useful With Snow Ice Cream

What can you do with all that snow outside? Why not make snow ice cream. Read on to learn how to make this simple wintertime treat.

Snow ice cream recipe ideas

Much of the United States is buried – or about to be buried – under a mountain of snow. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that snow is the word of the week.

Looking for something to do with all that snow outside your door (besides scoop it?) Why not make snow ice cream?

Snow ice cream recipes

No, we aren't crazy. Snow ice cream is a popular treat for those crafty people who love making stuff out of something that'll just melt eventually. Why not create something useful from it?

Just remember: Only use the freshly-fallen white stuff. Snow that's been sitting around for awhile can have, ahem, unmentionable things mixed in.

Here are a couple of recipes adapted from Lisa Graf at BellaOnline.

Freaky Fast Snow Ice Cream


  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5-6 cups fresh snow


  1. Place first five ingredients above in a large bowl.
  2. Mix with an electric mixer.
  3. Add approximately 5-6 cups of fresh snow and mix in to blended ingredients.
  4. Enjoy immediately.

Frosty the Snowman Ice Cream Delight


  • 1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 tsps vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 gallon fresh clean snow


  1. Mix evaporated milk, beaten eggs, vanilla extract and sugar into large bowl.
  2. Gradually stir in snow until desired consistency.
  3. Enjoy immediately.

Tell us

Do these sound delicious or disgusting? Would you encourage your kids to eat snow?

More wintertime treats

Rum cake
Peanut butter and jelly cookies
Spiced Snickerdoodles


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Comments on "Snow ice cream recipes"

emily February 02, 2013 | 9:04 PM

I came across this recipe that was in a magazine a couple of years ago. It works better if you chill the ingredients first, it won't melt so much. Take a big jar and add one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk, one 12 oz can evaporated milk one half cup sugar, more or less, and 1 or 2 teaspoons vanilla. Shake it all up. Pour into a big bowl of snow and stir. Goes well with graham crackers, or fruit, cake, lots of things. Add some crushed pineapple and coconut. I like to freeze buckets of snow for summertime, also good for cold drinks. You can save the mixture in the refrigerator and use it for smaller batches too.

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