With snow in most of the country I thought I would post these recipes and tips for a fun frugal snow day, including our homemade snow ice cream recipe! I put some pictures of our place too! Enjoy!
How to Make Snow Ice Cream
A few years back, we made this “How To Make Snow Ice Cream” video, which has been very popular with many readers! If you get snow, try making your own snow ice cream… and be sure to use clean snow!
Will Homemade Snow Ice Cream Kill You? Tawra was interviewed about this subject by Al Coombs at CJBK radio in London, Ontario.
Listen to the radio interview here: Will Homemade Snow Ice Cream Kill You?
Watch our “How To Make Snow Ice Cream” video below!
Homemade Snow Ice Cream Recipe
1/2 cup milk or cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 cereal bowls fresh clean snow.
Mix milk, sugar and vanilla together. Stir until vanilla is dissolved. Add fresh snow and stir gently until it is thoroughly mixed. Serve immediately. Serves 4.
Our kids love it when it snows because they love making and, more importantly, eating homemade snow ice cream!
Genuine Kansas Weather Gnome
The directions say, “If it’s covered in snow, it’s snowing!”
Snow Cones Recipe
Crushed Ice or Snow
1 pkg. flavored drink mix (flavor of your choice)
Mix drink mix with half as much water as the directions indicate. Chill 1 hour. Just before serving, crush some ice or pack snow into your cup. You can use either a snow cone maker or put some ice cubes in a plastic bag and pound with hammer. Pack ice chips into cups, pour chilled drink mix over the ice and serve. You can also use fruit juice boiled down to half with food coloring added:
- Apple juice: green or red food coloring
- Grape juice: purple food coloring
First, a stay dry tip: Slip plastic sacks over the kids feet to keep them dry. Put them on over the socks and the put on their shoes. Tie the handles around their legs.
If you don’t have a 4-wheeler get out the lawn mower!
Baby Jack’s First Sledding!
Snow Surfing In Kansas. This is how you have fun in the snow with no hills!
From our snow storm 2 weeks ago
Jack’s first time in the snow (with mom not feeling so great
Elly and BJ collecting snow to make igloo bricks. They used a plastic tub to make the snow bricks.
BJ and David working on the igloo
Elly and Mike posing with the final product.