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5 minute Snow Ice Cream

snow ice cream

When life gives you snow you make ice cream right? It’s a nice way to treat yourself after breaking a sweat struggling to stuff your kids into their snowpants and jackets and arguing with them why they need a hat and gloves. All that work only for them to run outside and play for 5 minutes, you deserve something sweet.  And I suppose the little ones like it too!

Using only 4 ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, this is the easiest recipe to make your own snow ice cream.


  • Fresh snow (I used about 6 cups)
  • 1/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • dash of Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all of your non-snow ingredients. Throw in the fridge while you go gather your snow.

making snow ice cream

making snow ice cream

  • Next, go outside and fill a large mixing bowl with snow. Your kids can help you with this part.

making snow ice cream

  • Bring your snow inside and immediately stir into your mixture you made earlier. Keep adding more snow until you get a scoopable ice cream consistency. I used about 6 cups. (You may need more snow depending on how light it is)

making snow ice cream

  • Scoop into dishes to serve or store in an air-tight container in your freezer for later. We prefer ours with sprinkles and in our PJs!

snow ice cream

snow ice cream

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    January 20, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Yummy! I love an easy and fun recipe, it looks like your little one enjoyed it!

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      January 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      He loved it!!!

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    January 21, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    Yumm! What a fun and yummy way to enjoy the snow!

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    December 4, 2019 at 11:10 am

    How fun! What an easy treat to make with the kiddos after playing in the snow!

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    December 23, 2019 at 8:16 am

    So cool! I never would’ve thought of this!! Looks like a fun and tasty activity for the kids!

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    December 23, 2019 at 8:43 am

    This looks delicious!

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    Ann Pape
    December 23, 2019 at 10:31 am

    This looks amazing! Will definitely have to give it a try,

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    December 23, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    I’ve never heard of this. My kids will think it’s the best idea ever!

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