Snow Ice Cream! Recipe/DIY

I don't know how the weather is where you live, but Lousville, Ky.? We just got *pummeled* by almost a foot of snow! The last time it snowed (and when it snows, everything shuts down... we literally had a full week of school off due to hazardous road conditions), my kiddos were both ill, so they weren't able to go out and play. Thankfully, this time they were in great health and we were able to enjoy our days off and play outside :-)

A friend of mine had some pictures on instgram of their "snow ice cream", so I thought it would be fun to re-create our own version. I'm pleasantly surprised at how good it actually tasted. I sort of modified my "tres leches" recipe to make a cinnamony-sweet ice cream.

Snow Cream Recipe

What you need: 
  • 1 20 Quart Stock pot full of fresh snow.
  • 1/2 a can of Sweetened Condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon.
  • a container to keep the ice cream in.


First, as soon as I saw it was starting to snow, I placed a clean stock pot out on my porch to catch fresh clean snow. The next morning, I mixed the condensed milk, cinnamon & whole milk in a container. I then grabbed the fresh snow, scooped out one cup, placed it into a bowl, and mixed a bit of the milk mixture in. Once completely mixed, I took turns placing one cup of snow at a time & the milk mixture until I got it to the consistency I wanted. I've seen versions of snow ice cream that resemble more of a slushy, where as other ones were very thick. We preferred ours a bit on the thick side :-)

After playing in the snow, and enjoying our snow ice cream, & I made some hot chocolate from Nestle Abuelita Hot Chocolate (You've never had hot chocolate until you've tried this stuff! Amazing!). I had every intention of using our snowman wilton kit for hot chocolate, (during their Christmas Vacation) but never had the time to. As much as I'm not a fan of the snow, I'm glad the kids had an awesome snow day, and we were finally able to make the snowmen hot chocolate I thought we had missed out on. :-)

Happy Snow Day!

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