Make a sweet treat on a snow day with our homemade snow ice cream recipe! Snow ice cream is a wonderful treat for the kids and mom and this recipe and video make it easy!
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!
There are lots of great ways to enjoy snow days or make them better for the kids. We have a family tradition of making snow ice cream every year with the kids and they look forward to the first snowfall with enough snow to make homemade snow ice cream. We have one child who doesn’t like milk or ice cream, so we make snow cones for him and I am including our easy snow cone recipe here, too!
Sometimes, people get a little weird about using snow on the ground, but never fear! We have been making snow ice cream for years and nobody has died. Of course, you want to use fresh snow that has recently fallen and not dirty snow or, even worse, yellow snow! haha!
After the recipes, I included some pictures of some of our snow adventures, including sledding, snow surfing when you don’t have hills and igloo building, which we did for quite a few years when the kids were younger!
I put some pictures of our place too! Enjoy!
Watch our “How To Make Snow Ice Cream” videos below!
Homemade Snow Ice Cream Recipe
This homemade snow ice cream is a super special sweet treat that kids especially love! It’s a wonderful adventure for kids on a snow day to gather fresh snow to make their own ice cream. Our kids have always loved it and yours will, too!
- Yield: 4 servings
1/2 cup milk, sweetened condensed 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!”
Easy 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 to make a thicker syrup.
- Chill 1 hour.
- Just before serving, crush some ice or pack snow into your cup. Tu crush ice, you can use either a snow cone maker or put some ice cubes in a plastic bag and pound with a hammer.
- Pack the snow or ice chips into cups.
- Pour chilled drink mix over the ice and serve.
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.
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