Snow Ice Cream

There are certain memories that define childhood, things that you never forget and always make you smile when you think of them.  For me it was those deep, pristine snowfalls that used to come, almost on cue, just before Christmas.  My Mom would always get as excited as we children when it snowed.  She loved it, too.  She would wade out into the middle of a snow drift with a big mixing bowl, collect a small mountain of snow and proceed to make Snow Ice Cream.  

There is no hanging about with Snow Ice Cream.  You have to eat it as quickly as you can.  Brain freeze is guaranteed.  Mom only had one rule, you couldn't make Snow Ice Cream until the second snow fall.  Apparently the first snow of the season was radio active or something!  

Here's the recipe:

4 cups fresh snow
1 cup very cold milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Before you collect your snow, mix the milk, sugar, and vanilla in a large jug. Stir well to make sure the sugar is dissolved.  

Pour the milk mixture over the snow, gently mix as quickly as you can to avoid making snow slush.  EAT!  

I would show you what Snow Ice Cream looks like, but I am still waiting for the first snowfall.  


  1. Dust bunny licks her lips thinking of a delicious snow ice cream, so cute.

    1. It doesn't look like we will be having snow ice cream anytime soon. ; )

  2. That is, hands down, my favorite picture of Bubbles! Stunning. I have yet to make snow ice cream with the girls. While it doesn't appeal to me in the least, I think I should give it a try with them in honor of Granny Dee! We've already had our first snowfall but it is long gone. Looks like we'll be good to go when the second one happens! ;)


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