With Snowmaggedon upon us, I’m seeing all kinds of people post about making Snow Ice Cream on Facebook.
Even though I grew up where we got tons of snow, I had somehow never even heard of snow cream until last week!
Since snow is rare where we live now, I figured I better take the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about before the snow melts!
I’m so glad I did…
Snow Cream is DEEEEEELICIOUS!!!
I reviewed tons of recipes before making mine, and I ended up combining several to get the consistency of what I consider perfect, delicious snow cream.
All three kids and my husband gobbled this up and asked for more, so I know it’s a winner.
Snow Ice Cream List of Ingredients
This recipe easily feeds a family of five or six if you have young kids. I’d say it could feed 4 adults with extra servings available.
Today it fed me, my husband, and my three kids (6, 3, and 1) with a serving or so leftover.
- 1.5 cups milk
- .5 cup Half and Half
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract (or more to taste)
- Clean Snow :=)
If you want less fat, consider using all milk instead of some half & half.
I found recipes that called for as much as 1.5 cups of sugar with this same amount of liquid!
However, I found that 1/2 cup to be very sweet, so you can play with that amount as your sweet tooth prefers.
Start with less because once you make it too sweet, it won’t be good!
Do you have to use RAW eggs in snow ice cream?
No, you do NOT have to use raw eggs in snow ice cream.
Many snow cream recipes call for using eggs and NOT cooking them. That didn’t sound delicious OR safe to me, so I decided to go with cooking the eggs (see how in the instructions below).
Other recipes call for sweetened condensed milk instead of eggs. I had some sweetened condensed milk sweetened condensed milk on hand, so we put some on top of the snow ice cream. It was delicious with and without it!
If you like less sweet foods, then I’d say leave off the sweetened condensed milk.
How to Make Snow Ice Cream
The steps for making snow ice cream couldn’t be any easier.
Sorry I don’t have any step-by-step pictures….the kids were so excited, I forgot to take the time to do that!
I’ll try to snap some pics next time. 🙂
The instructions for making cooked egg snow cream couldn’t be easier:
Step 1 – Dump the milk and half and half in a saucepan, crack the eggs into it, and whisk that all together.
Step 2 – Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved.
Step 3 – Cook over medium heat (no more than a simmer) for 5 minutes, stirring pretty often. (This is the step where the eggs get cooked)
Step 4 – Stir in the vanilla
Let the concoction cool for about an hour (or place in the fridge if you can’t wait that long!), then spoon approximately 1/3 to 1/2 cup over a bowl of fresh clean snow!
There you have it, my easy method to making snow cream. Your family is sure to love it! If you give it a try, let me know what you think!
Other Snow Ice Cream Recipes
Here are a couple other recipes if you’d like to try other ones, too!