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Memories of Snow Ice Cream
First Memories of Snow Ice Cream
When we were young, my mother had the sole responsibility for our upkeep. She usually didn't have much extra to get store bought desserts so made them herself. My first memories of snow ice cream were when we lived in Ashland, IL. Mom had just gotten her divorce from my step-father. When the fresh snow had fallen, she sent me out to get a bowl full of snow. I had no idea what she was going to be doing with it. She made us some wonderful snow ice cream. I am pretty sure it was vanilla flavored. It was great. We looked forward to snow after that and hoped that my mom would create some more snow ice cream for us.
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Please let us know if you have eaten snow ice cream. If yes, please let us know your favorite recipe or where it is located.
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Have You Ever Eaten Snow Ice Cream?
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Never Had Snow Ice Cream?
You Are Really Missing Something
You have really missed out on a pleasurable experience if you have never eaten snow ice cream. It has a flavor all its own. As a child, it was the greatest thing I had ever eaten.
Live in an area where you don't get snow? I have a thought for you. Go to your local ice house and get some of what they call snow. This is even finer than the ice they make for snow cones. You might have to settle for the snow that they make snow cones with but it should taste as good.
I will be glad when I move back to Illinois where I can get snow every year and have my snow ice cream.
Photo Credit: This is a photo that I took up in Illinois while I was up there this year.
Snow Ice Cream
Having a snow storm? Make it a fun activity for you and your children. Make a lovely dish of snow ice cream for your children or the child in you with this simple recipe.
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Prep Time: 20
Total Time: 20
- 1 Gallon Snow
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 2 Cups Milk
- 1. Collect your bowl of snow from a fresh bank that has been unmarked.
- 2. Stir in sugar, vanilla and just enough milk (that is cool enough not to melt the snow entirely) for your desired consistency.
- Serve at once
If You Haven't Tried
Snow Ice Cream yet because you don't have snow, try using a ice shaving machine.
Craving Some Snow Ice Cream Now? - Never Fear You Can Now Get It
This wonderful kitchen gadget will give you shaved ice to use for snow ice cream when you don't have the real deal. Just add ice cubes from your freezer and you have your shaved ice. You can shave the ice into your own bowl or the one included with the unit. All removable parts are dish washer safe.
Flavored Snow Ice Cream - This Gives You A Variety Of Flavors
I love snow ice cream. I have often wondered how to flavor snow ice cream to make it different other than using different flavors of extracts. This wonderful recipe gives us the option.
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- 3 quarts of clean snow
- 1 small box instant pudding
- flavor of your choice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 3/4 Cups cold milk
- 1 to 1 1/2 c. sugar
- Mix last 4 items together and then add to the snow.
- You now have a wonderful flavored snow ice cream.
Making Snow Ice Cream Videos - Also Known As Snow Cream
Watch these wonderful videos to find out how to make snow ice cream or snow cream.
Chocolate Snow Ice Cream - Something for the Chocolate Lover
This could be done one of two ways.
The first way would be to use the Vanilla Snow Ice Cream recipe above but use Chocolate milk instead of regular milk.
The following recipe is another version of Chocolate Snow Ice Cream. I would call it more of a Chocolate Malt Snow Ice Cream since you add instant coffee.
Prep Time: 15
Total Time: 15
- 2 C milk
- 2 T vanilla extract
- 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa
- 1 t powdered instant coffee
- 1 C Confectioners Sugar
- 1 gallon fresh snow
- Make sure that your bowl and spoon are cold so that the ingredients don't get hot before adding to the snow.
- Mix the first 5 ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved. A whisk or large spoon can be used. The mixture should be smooth
- Now pour this mixture over the snow and mix thoroughly.
- It is recommended that this be served immediately so that it doesn't melt.