How To Make Snow Cream

Ambrosia Woliver    – 13 January 2020

When it comes to snow, there will always be those who adore it and those who despise it. Some people are overjoyed at the thought of waking up to a white landscape with hopes of snowball fights, snow angels, sledding and everything in between while others groan and wonder how they’re supposed to make it out of their driveways. Though there will always be two sides when it comes to this rather controversial weather there is one thing we can all agree on … sugar! That’s where Snow Cream comes in.

Important Facts:

As children, we’re taught that we shouldn’t drink the rain because it’s dirty so we shouldn’t eat snow for the same reason, right? Wrong! Snow is one of the most versatile forms of precipitation out there and you most certainly can eat it (just as you wished you could as a child) like ice cream!! Before you run outside spoon-in-hand ready to eat your yard, there are a couple things you should know. It’s common knowledge not to eat the first big snow of the season. Many people believe that the first snow cleanses the air. This is debatable, but it never hurts to take precautions. Secondly, don’t eat any colored snow or snow that it too close to the ground. If it had dirt in it, you are likely to catch something from unknown bacteria. Also, colored snow could indicate urination if yellow, algae if green, or blood if pink. So remember, only use pure white, top layer, second season snow.

The Recipe: 

Now that you know the safety guidelines, it’s time to make some magic!

Tools and Items:

  1. 6-quart mixing bowl
  2.  One regular tablespoon, mixing spoon, or whisk (preferred)
  3. Milk (If lactose intolerant, any milk will do)
  4. Pure, vanilla extract
  5. Sugar
  6. Salt

The Making:

Pour about two cups of milk into your bowl, ½ cup sugar (add more if you’d like), 1 tbsp of salt, and 2 tsp of vanilla extract. Using a 1 cup measure and a separate bowl, go out and scoop 8 or 9 scoops of snow from the top layer then bring it in and add it to your bowl of ingredients until it takes the form of ice cream. It’s important to NOTE that it won’t be as creamy and dense as real ice cream, but light and chunky like a Slurpee is when all the flavor has been sucked out. It should all stick together and the mixture of ingredients should be evenly distributed throughout.

Once you’ve completed this process and it looks as described, whip out your spoon and sprinkles and have at it! Just remember that it will melt quickly if eaten too slowly and enjoy! :)