Recipes and Cooking Ideas for Homemakers and Amateur Cooks

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

Posted on March 25, 2008
Filed Under Desserts

Ah, we used to chant that alot. Things were funnier back then.

I’m not screaming for ice cream, but I do feel like screaming, I especially felt like it last night! We were having what looked like a good ol’ fashioned WI blizzard out there… that’s when big snowflakes are flying horizontally past the window instead of falling vertically. I’ll bet the snowflakes going past our windows didn’t land till they got to Tims, a mile away. Thankfully, the snow didn’t amount to much, but really, it’s the end of March! And we just got dumped with snow last week.
And we still have plenty left.

And it’s snowing at the moment!

Anyway, what does that have to do with ice cream? Like the saying “When life gives you lemons, make lemonaide”, well, we got snow in March, we want to make snow ice cream.
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Snow is one ingredient and I think milk of some sort too. But, I haven’t been able to find a recipe for it, so I’m wondering if any of you can help us out. I know, seems like kind of a funny recipe to have in a cookbook, but it seemed less weird all the time as I was finding recipes for suet balls for birds, playdough, laundry detergent, and dandelion gravy! I never did find a recipe for snow ice cream though.

So, do any of you have a recipe for snow ice cream? If so, and you have the time, you can leave it in a comment. Thank you! :)


14 Responses to “I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream”

  1. Fwren on March 25th, 2008 9:52 am

    This is the recipe we used when our boys were little:

    1 c. milk
    1/2 c. sugar
    1 beaten egg
    1 tsp. vanilla
    CLEAN snow to thicken.

    Flavor to taste with chocolate, strawberries, etc.
    If using a raw egg bothers you, leave it out. You could use richer milk too, if you like.

  2. Jo on March 25th, 2008 10:17 am

    My MIL used to make this for the grandchildren, but I don’t remember what all she put in it…I know that vanilla extract & sugar were 2 of the ingredients, and I think sometimes she used other extract flavors, too.

  3. JoAnn on March 25th, 2008 10:25 am

    Here’s a website I found with a couple of Snow Cream recipes:

  4. Shannon on March 25th, 2008 11:20 am

    Seems like something my girls would like too. Might have to try it, NEXT year!!! :)

  5. Jessica on March 25th, 2008 12:00 pm

    We never had a recipe. Just sugar and milk with snow to thicken and a bit of vanilla or hersheys syrup or strawberry syrup or nuts or sprinkles or whatever you liked. I think I need some ice cream…

  6. Sharon on March 25th, 2008 12:01 pm

    We used to enjoy snow ice cream too when we were little. There are alot of recipes for it if you google….Snow Ice Cream. Enjoy!

  7. Twila on March 25th, 2008 12:14 pm

    Here is one I cut out of “The Budget” a couple of weeks ago.

    Snow Cream
    4 quarts snow, lightly packed
    12 oz. can evaporated milk or 1 1/2 cup cream
    1 cup sugar
    1 1/2 cup powdered milk
    1 package instant vanilla pudding
    1 t. vanilla
    dash salt

    Place all ingredients in a large bowl and beat on high speed until fluffy. May be stored several months in the freezer. After freezing soften slightly and beat until fluffy before serving. It may crumble some but keep beating. Can also use different flavors of pudding for variation of flavors.

    I’m anxious to try it as we always just used sugar, milk and vanilla before. But I shall have to wait until next year, I suppose…

  8. barb on March 25th, 2008 12:18 pm

    Something I tried this winter was snow cones, (in a glass). I used a packet of Kool-Aid, 1 cup of sugar, and approx. 2-3 cups of water. Pour this syrup over clean snow and enjoy. My boys liked it better than the snow ice cream we made.

  9. Angela on March 25th, 2008 1:01 pm

    I know the feeling! During our blizzard a few weeks ago here in Ohio, we made snow cream too. My husband’s recipe says:
    2 cups milk
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup cream
    1 egg, beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    Mix together; chill. Add snow to desired consistency. Chocolate or strawberries may be added for flavor.

    The snow cream is a family tradition on his side, on mine, when we get snow, we make “Wax on Snow”. Ever heard of that? It’s simply pure maple syrup boiled, then drizzled over snow. Dip a fork into the sticky drizzles and eat. (Comes from growing up in northern NY!)

  10. Kelly on March 25th, 2008 2:05 pm

    Snow Ice Cream

    8 cups snow, or shaved ice
    1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.

  11. Nancy on March 25th, 2008 3:25 pm

    We make alot of snow ice cream. I had used this recipe for years. VERY GOOD!!

    Snow Cream
    1 cup rich milk
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
    2 qts. fresh clean snow
    Combine milk, sugar and vanilla thoroughly.
    Pour over fresh clean snow. Mix quickly.
    Eat at once. ENJOY!!

  12. Kay on March 27th, 2008 12:35 am

    Thank you all for the recipes! Now to decide which one to try! Kelly’s looks the easiest. ????

  13. Ruth on March 29th, 2008 5:59 pm

    The recipe from the “Budget” was sent in by my sister-in-law who passed away over 3 years ago. We did a double take when we saw her name in the current paper. Evidently she had sent it in and it laid around for several years before they used it … either that, or they reused it because of all the snow they have been having this year. I like to use sweetened condensed milk in my ice cream recipes. It seems to give a smoother texture. You can reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe since the milk is sweetened. I hope your foot is healing.

  14. Ali on April 18th, 2008 1:46 pm

    I second the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. I saw that on Paula Deen and it looked pretty cool. :)