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Memories of Snow Ice Cream

Updated on January 13, 2013

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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Belgium Waffles and Snow Ice Cream
Belgium Waffles and Snow Ice Cream

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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First Snowfall
First Snowfall

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.

Bowl of Snow Ice Cream
Bowl of 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.

Photo credit: Katie Inglis - katiekills, Creative Commons License

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20

Total Time: 20

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 Gallon Snow
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Milk

Instructions

  1. 1. Collect your bowl of snow from a fresh bank that has been unmarked.
  2. 2. Stir in sugar, vanilla and just enough milk (that is cool enough not to melt the snow entirely) for your desired consistency.
  3. Serve at once
Cast your vote for Vanilla Snow Ice Cream

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

Hamilton Beach 68050 Icy Treats Ice Shaver, White
Hamilton Beach 68050 Icy Treats Ice Shaver, White

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.

 
Snow Ice Cream
Snow Ice Cream

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.

Picture Source: The Crafty Scientist

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Mix last 4 items together and then add to the snow.
  2. 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.

Snow with cocoa as part of ingredients for chocolate snow ice cream
Snow with cocoa as part of ingredients for chocolate snow ice 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.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 15

Total Time: 15

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Make sure that your bowl and spoon are cold so that the ingredients don't get hot before adding to the snow.
  2. Mix the first 5 ingredients together until the sugar has dissolved. A whisk or large spoon can be used. The mixture should be smooth
  3. Now pour this mixture over the snow and mix thoroughly.
  4. It is recommended that this be served immediately so that it doesn't melt.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 4 years ago

      @weirdproduct: Thank you for the wonderful comment. I learned from a group that is on here. If you are not a member of the RocketSquids, I would recommend that you join them. You will learn a lot. Even with what I know, I am still learning.

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      weirdproduct 4 years ago

      Thanks for the great idea. I know what I will be doing with the kids this weekend! I am also learning a lot about nicely done lenses from you. Mine are horrible in comparison. Keep up the great work.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @miaponzo: Thank you for blessing my lens, mia.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      @Steve Dizmon: That is really cool, Cumberland. It is so interesting hearing people's stories of snow ice cream. Glad you enjoyed it.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      I'm back to bless this lens!!!! :)

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      Steve Dizmon 6 years ago from Nashville, TN

      In Northern Middle Tennessee where I grew up, people would sometimes add butterscotch syrup to the ice cream. Then the favorite remark would always be, "I told you to avoid the yellow snow". I enjoyed the lens. Brings back memories.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @blanckj: Thank you. Yes, it would be a fun activity to make it with your daughter. It will be something that she remember you doing with her. Another activity that you can do with your daughter when you are stuck in the house due to weather is to make plastic canvas kissies. My kids loved making those and you will see one that my daughter made back in 1988 that she still owns. She is so proud of it.

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      blanckj 6 years ago

      Great lens. I want to try it and maybe this coming winter it would be a fun activity for my daughter.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @ZenandChic: Thank you for blessing my lens. Snow ice cream can be an adventure, especially since I have found so many different types now.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      I have not had snow ice cream. Interesting for sure! Blessing this lens!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @hamshi5433: Thanks for the compliment and LOL

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @Ecolicious LM: I have instituted most of your suggestions. Still working on the pictures though.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      This sounds yummy! I have never even heard of it before!

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      Sounds yummy ha mmm if i try it and turn it into a mess, mum will kill me oops :) hehe very nice lens

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      Penny Pincher G 6 years ago

      yum. left you some comments in the critique forum. blessing

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @miaponzo: You should give it a try some time.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @NoYouAreNot: If you have somewhere that sells ice that is finely shaved, you can use that to create the snow ice cream. Or, if you have an ice shaver, you could do the same.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @auntjennie: It is if it is done right. If not, it is just like eating melted ice (or water). LOL

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      NoYouAreNot 6 years ago

      Sounds really good and original. Sadly (or should I say fortunately*), but not of much use in Greece - it snows so rarely in the South!

      * I'm a 'tropical' flower - I need sun and heat to thrive.

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      I never heard of snow ice cream before but it sounds delicious.

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @annieangel1: Thank you, Ann. I am finding that a lot of people have never heard of snow ice cream before. I have also found it listed under just snow cream also.

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      that is amazing I've never heard of it before - featured on my Rocketmoms lens for this week's challenge

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @GreatGazoo: I guess it is what you put in it. Maybe he didn't add the right amount of vanilla or something. I know it does taste different though.

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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      I loved the YouTube and directions. What fond memories. I won't be making any here in Florida; although you could try it if you have a snow-cone machine.

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      GreatGazoo 6 years ago

      I remember my father making snow cream when I was a kid. I never did really like the taste of it myself. Thanks for the memories ;o)

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      Grandma-Marilyn 6 years ago

      @OhMe: Thank you. No, I wouldn't suppose you would get much there. It is like here in South Texas, we don't get much snow either.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 6 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      We don't get much snow in South Carolina but when we do we always have to make Snow Ice Cream. Love this lens!

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      MadeByTammy 6 years ago

      Yummy! Thanks for the info!

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      wen-lazydoc 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this, I'd really like to try it now.

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      tiff0315 6 years ago

      We eat snow plain here! I can't imagine how good it tastes with the rest of the ingredients. I'm definitely going to try this one!