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Monday, July 22, 2024

Snow Ice Cream, Anyone?

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The snow has finally fallen and it’s time to put the taste to the test of the snow! I’ve always been told don’t eat the first snow that falls; however, I’ve always been an impatient person. Even though we get many predictions for snow, we all know snowfalls in Arkansas are few and far between. So, I have survived always eating the first snow that falls!

So, bundle up and get ready to get some snow or send your kids out with a bowl and a spoon and gather some snow! Get ready to make snow ice cream!


1 Large Bowl of Freshly Fallen Snow (approximately 8 to 10 cups of snow)

3 cups of Whole Milk

1 1/4 cups of Sugar

2 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract


Gather snow in a large bowl. You want to be careful when scraping the snow that you do not get dirt, sticks and grass, especially if your kids are gathering for you! Now, come inside to mix up the ice cream.

Add milk first to your snow and stir. Next add sugar and vanilla extract. Stir until completely combined. Do not over stir or your ice cream will end up soupy. We like to add chocolate syrup and the kids love to add sprinkles and chocolate chips.

Adding the milk and vanilla.

Extra: Whenever a snowfall is predicted and I make my normal panic run to the grocery store, I try to remember to pick up a can of sweetened condensed milk for snow ice cream. If you have a can of this, you can replace it for the sugar and only use 1 1/2 cups of Whole Milk instead. You will still need the vanilla extract. Taste test and add more sugar if you desire.

Yummy Snow Ice Cream!

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