Blizzard Fun: Make Snow Ice Cream
Snow ice cream, or snow cream, is super easy to make. Here in New England, as in much of the country, we’re buried under an ever-expanding blanket of fresh snow. One way to keep away cabin fever is to make tasty treats. If you have little ones home from school, they’ll have fun making this with you. You can use other flavors of extract besides vanilla too. Peppermint would work really well.
8 to 10 packed cups freshly fallen snow (avoid the yellow stuff!)
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 or 2 handfuls mini chocolate chips (optional)
If you know in advance that it’s going to snow, place a clean container outside to collect the snow. If the snow is already on the ground, just find a clean area and scoop some up. Place 8 cups of the snow in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and extract, then check the consistency. If it’s too mushy, add some more snow. When you’ve got it just right, stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon into cones or serving bowls and enjoy immediately.
This ice cream won’t freeze well. You’ll end up with a brick. So plan to make it just in time to enjoy!
Makes about 6 to 8 servings.