Homemade ice cream using snow! Celebrate your snow day with homemade Vanilla snow ice cream – and you can make more than just vanilla. This recipe for snow ice cream is super easy! 4 simple ingredients and it makes the best snow day treat ever! Perfect for kids to make too!
Homemade Vanilla Snow Ice Cream Recipe
Make a batch of delicious homemade vanilla snow ice cream with 4 ingredients and a big bowl of freshly-fallen snow! Not only can playing in freshly fallen snow be filled with joy & laughter but eating it can just as fun. This recipe is so easy and delicious. You will be surprised at how rich and creamy snow can taste with just some extra flavorings.
This recipe is fun for the whole family. My kids love to help make our homemade vanilla ice cream. It brings us together on the coldest of days. In Fact, this is what we were doing on our snow day today. Snack time was so good!
Let Us Get To Work Making Snow Ice Cream
The key ingredient in homemade vanilla snow ice cream is, you guessed it, snow! Since it’s not something you can run out and buy, you’ve got to be ready when the weather strikes. You don’t need any special equipment either. Just a bowl and spoon.
Our family is not much for winter sports, but we can certainly through down some winter recipe creating.
Before bringing your snow, make sure to measure out of your ingredients for your snow ice cream. Keeping your milk ice cold. Once you bring the snow inside, the clock is ticking. But I have some tricks to help you along the way. They are listed below the recipe.
This is about what your homemade vanilla snow ice cream should look like when mixed together. I had a bit too much snow, so it wasn’t as sweet as we wanted it, so start with less snow and add to the bowl as needed.
Be sure to eat it right away, because it does melt fast.
As far as high-quality ice creams go, don’t get too excited. This is a tasty and fun treat for you and your family to make together. Keep in mind you are pretty much mixing together snow (water), vanilla, milk, and sugar. It does taste a bit like watered down ice cream. The kids don’t care. Trust ME! It is tasty, and the novelty beats any kind of expectation for gourmet ice cream.
Don’t forget the sprinkles. This is the most important step in my children’s eyes.
I am also a sucker for high-quality vanilla which makes just about everything you bake fantastic. Below is my absolute favorite brand. I did have to settle for the one pictured above because I needed vanilla in a pinch.
Homemade Snow Ice Cream Recipe
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup sugar
- 6 cups snow, plus more if needed
- In a large bowl combine milk, vanilla, and sugar until combined. Fold in snow until desired consistency is met add your favorite toppings or enjoy immediately.
- Will keep in the freezer for a short period.
Tips For Making Homemade Vanilla Snow Ice Cream
- Avoid collecting snow off of grass, roads, or roofs, as they may contain dirt. I’ve found that placing a bowl on an elevated, level surface is the safest way to collect fresh snow
- The texture of your snow will affect how much is needed to make your ice cream. Wet, heavy snow will need less than light and powdery snow.
- Snow can and will melt fast. Keep your milk very cold before adding in. You made need to mix quickly and serve immediately or make your ice cream and place in the freezer for 15 – 20 minutes, mix and then serve.
- Add your milk mixture a little at a time and stir often. Adding it all in at once may melt your snow. The texture of the snow ice cream is just right when it reminds you of homemade ice cream right out of the churn. It will be just a little on the thin side.
- Get the kids involved. No need to keep them out of the fun.