Mommy's Kitchen - Recipes From my Texas Kitchen: Snow Ice Cream - Baby It's Cold Outside

Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Ice Cream - Baby It's Cold Outside

Goodness it's cold outside!!!! I was hoping we would get a bit of snow this year and this morning I was awakened to the most beautiful site. Snow!!!! The kids were so excited the first thing they wanted to do was go out and play. I have to say I don't blame them I have such wonderful memories growing up and having fun in the Nebraska snow with my brother.

My bother and I would grab our sleds and all the neighborhood kids would meet on the back hill. We had so much fun having snow ball fights and racing down that snowy hill. After all the fun we would meet up at one of our friends house so all of use could dry out our snow boots and warm up with some hot chocolate.

We would also make up a batch of some yummy Snow Ice Cream. Have you ever had snow ice cream? If you haven't you don't know what you are missing. I posted about this delicious treat last year around this same time.

It was such an exciting time because it was then that my children got their first taste of this yummy treat.  Now today's snow fall doesn't even come close to last years record of 13 inches in one day, but you see here in Texas it does not snow that often so we always take what we can get.

I took the photo above this morning as soon as we awoke. I love fresh untouched snow because it looks so peaceful. We only got about 3 inches, but all that matters is that we got a little of the white stuff. 

In fact it was just enough snow so we could make our favorite treat of snow ice cream. So today I am posting the recipe again for Snow Ice Cream because it is only fitting for today's weather. 

For a full tutorial and a little video on how to make this yummy winter treat click here.

Snow Ice Cream

8 - 9 cups freshly fallen snow (we place bowls out to catch the fresh snow)
1 - (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
sprinkles, optional

Place snow into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Slowly Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls with or without sprinkles.

Cook's Note: Make sure to use fresh fallen snow when making snow ice cream. We placed some bowls out to catch all of our snow). Also if you're going to comment and say how I am feeding my children chemicals please don't bother to comment at all. There are more chemicals in today's foods than fresh fallen snow. 

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LaDonna and Diana said... #

Growing up in Tennessee, it was a rare treat for snow cream! We loved it! I haven't had it in years. Thanks for bringing back the memory!


K. Marie Jesch said... #

I didn't know you were from Nebraska! We're huge cornhusker fans! Go Big Red! We've enjoyed our Oklahoma snow too! I'll have to keep this snow ice cream idea for next time!

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

My dad is retired Air Force so I was a Air Force Brat. Born in France then California, Hawaii and then Nebraska. I moved to Texas about 22 years ago from Washington State.

Chow and Chatter said... #

this is cool I want to try it maybe it will snow here again sometime

K. Marie Jesch said... #

Wow, you've really been around then. But you settled in a great place!

Lisa said... #

I always wondered if this was good and you make it look amazing! Here in PA, we have plenty of fresh snow. I can't wait to try this :)

Susan said... #

I always thought snow ice cream was something my parents made up. I can't believe other people love it, too! It's been years since I've had it (I live in the Phoenix area now) - thanks for reminding me of a fun childhood tradition!

Mary said... #

I haven't had snow ice cream in years. Thanks for the memory :-). I'm new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

~nanashouse~ said... #

I just knew your house would be adorable! I follow your blog everyday and have tried many of your recipes. I'll be sending this one to my daughter in Washington.

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Meal Makeover Mom Janice said... #

I just bought sweetened condensed milk yesterday so I can make this the next time it snows here in Boston. We've had over 70 inches this year so far so I'm sure it won't be long before I'll be trying this snow ice cream recipe. Now I can look forward to our next blizzard!

**** April **** said... #

OOOh this brought back some MEMORIES!!! Of my grandmother... how wonderful. Thank you for that trip.

Anonymous said... #

Thank you so very much for a "Great" childhood memory.

This is definitely a recipe I will share with my grandchildren. If we have sufficient snow yet this season, I may even make some and take it to my (Senior) parents who are still living and near by.

bretay said... #

I have never used the condensed milk for snow ice cream..will have to try this one..we always used can or regular milk,sugar and flavoring..we did make some with the little bit of snow we got here in some snow ice cream..nothing like i have a new version to try..

Penny Stoneman said... #

This was my all time favorite thing about snow days. Both my parents families and my Hubby's family does this. And as for the "na" sayers...good, thats just more snow-cream for me and you.