Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Snow Ice Cream!

snow ice cream


I posted this last winter too but with today's first snowfall of the season at my little house in the Pacific Northwest, I thought it was worth sharing again.


Have you made snow ice cream before? It's fun. It's easy. It's yummy. Kids LOVE it. It's the coolest thing ever to make ice cream from snow!

Here's what you need to make 1 serving of snow ice cream:
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*2-3 cups of snow - not yellow snow. :) Kids think its funny to collect snow for a recipe. They take the task of collecting clean snow seriously! 
* 2-3 T. sugar depending on how sweet you like it
* 1 tsp. vanilla extract (or if you have another flavor extract you want to use, go for it)
* 1/4 cup milk OR heavy cream OR sweetened condensed milk if you have it. If using sweetened condensed milk, leave out the sugar. Mmm, condensed milk reminds me of my favorite Hawaiian shave ice :)
* Sprinkles and other toppings are optional.

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Stir all ingredients together and serve immediately. I chilled my bowl for about 15 minutes before making this just to keep everything nice and extra chilled, but you don't have to and it will still be good. Easy!

snow ice cream



~And even on the darkest coldest winter days, there is still life and sunshine in my soul~
snow rose and ice cream

27 comments:

  1. How cool is this. I have never seen nor heard of snow ice-cream. I'm passing this on to my family in Minnesota and my girlfriend who lives in Tahoe. Unfortunately, I can't make this, as we do not get snow in my neck of the woods, only rain :( My kids would love to make something like this up, especially Eli. I love looking at the ingredients, 2-3 cups of snow, its funny when you look at it. I mean who knew snow could actually be in a recipe.
    Is that rose from your garden? It's perfect! It just shows you how resilient and beautiful nature is. Enjoy the snow today, it's always magical when it first falls and everything is just covered white.
    xoxo, Jackie

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    1. We only get snow a couple times a year, so when we do, our whole area practically shuts down because we're not really used to driving in it!

      Yes, that rose is from my garden. That shot was taken early this year during another snow fall and I couldn't believe that I had not one, but two rose blooms!

      The snow is gone now and turned back to rain, but I'm looking forward to another snow day. :) Sharon

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  2. Well that looks utterly delicious!! I never heard of snow ice cream either until this post but it looks light and tasty. :)

    I hope you're having a great week my dear!
    Thank you so much for linking up to last week's Aloha Friday Blog Hop!! I'm following you.

    If you have time, we'd love to have you come and link up to the Aloha Friday Blog Hop if you haven't already! We are hosting a great giveaway too which is a wonderful opportunity to give some extra exposure to you lovely blog. Come and link up, enter the giveaway and celebrate the coming weekend with us!

    Aloha,

    Jean {What Jean Likes}

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    1. Thanks Jean! It's a fun little thing to do with kids and tastes good. It reminds me of good shave ice with sweetened condensed milk because the snow is so fine, like Waiola shave ice!

      Thanks for the invite to the hop! Talk to you soon. Sharon

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  3. With a name like Likiloi I had to click this because I thought you were in Hawaii and was wondering where you got your snow! LOL! Had to pin this because I'd like to try it this winter. We are in IL but used to live in HI! Mahalo!

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    1. LOL! Yeah, I never saw snow until after we moved away from there. It was like magic! I am in WA state now but Hawaii will always have my heart. You will definitely have enough snow in IL to make tons of snow ice cream! :) Mahalo for stopping by! Sharon

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  4. My dad used to do this all the time when I was growing up! I haven't had it in years.

    I would love if you would share on Fall Into the Holidays!

    http://redcrowgreencrow.wordpress.com/tag/fall-into-the-holidays/

    Katie @ Horrific Knits

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    1. Thanks Katie, I love those kind of memories! I'll head on over to your party! :) Sharon

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    2. Thank you for linking up! This week's round is now up if you would like to stop by!

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  5. LOVE this post. It makes me want to cry thinking of how many times we went out right before dark to get a bowl of that "clean" snow to make snow ice cream. Thanks so much for sharing on Super Sweet Saturday and giving me such a great memory!
    Steph
    swtboutique.com

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    1. Thanks so much for telling me that, that makes me happy. :) Snow ice cream brings back lots of good memories for people. It's why I love to share it, it's a good memory maker. Take care! Sharon

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  6. Came across your post on Pinterest. Thank you for sharing as, it brought back great memories of when my grandfather would make this for my brothers and me when we were kids. I too live in Washington and hope it snows again soon, so I can start this tradition with my three year old son. Happy holidays! :)

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    1. I'm so glad it brought back good memories for you! Thanks for letting me know. Happy holidays to you too! Sharon

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  7. How fun is this! I don't have snow just Coastal CA sand - not quite as tasty! BUT I LOVE this idea!

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    1. don't know Holly, I might be willing to trade my snow for your sand. Yes, yes, I would! :) Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful holiday with your family! Sharon

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  8. We make "snow cream" with snow, vanilla, sugar, and pet milk. Living in Michigan, we didn't get it last year since it didn't snow. A couple weeks ago, I wanted some ice cream but we didn't have any. My sister saw a recipe on pinterest for home made ice cream. We made it, and it tasted like snow cream! It was just ziploc bags, salt, milk, vanilla, and sugar. MMMMM Good stuff! Now I can have "snow cream" in the summer too!

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    1. Yum! Thanks for sharing that, and thanks for stopping by! Sharon

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  9. Oh this looks really good! And what a fun winter activity for the whole family!

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    1. It is pretty fun to make. People seem to have good memories of their childhood if they did this as kids. Thank you Sharon!

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    1. Thank you Val! And thanks for stopping by. Sharon

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  11. hello! i'm stopping by from the busy mondays link up - i've heard of this before, but never knew how to do it. with the nor'easter approaching, i'm looking forward to maybe trying this tomorrow! thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh yay, I'm glad you stopped by! Hope you get a chance to make this. Sharon

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  12. I'm 57 years old and my mom made lots of snow cream for us. This exact recipe. She used milk. I live in middle Tennessee and we don't get snow like we did in the 60's.

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    1. It does bring back memories. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I used the sweetened condensed milk and it turned out fabulous. Better than shaved ice. Couldn't believe how it didn't melt while we were eating it either. Fun to do with kids.

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    1. The sweetened condensed milk to me is the best way to make it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your success with it!

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