Fun & Frugal Treat: Snow Ice Cream

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I'm probably in the minority here, but I love it when it snows!! Everything is so quiet and calm and I just love how it all looks under the blanket of white. For most of us here in Utah, we had our first snow storm of the season today. My kid's first two questions after it started really coming down were, “Can we play in it?” and “Can we make Snow Ice Cream?”

Yes and Yes.
Here's the easy recipe for anyone else who wants to join the fun tomorrow. When it started snowing harder, I put a bowl out on our lawn to collect it. I was able to get most of what we needed. For the rest, I scraped the top layer from our lawn. We got a few inches, so it was easy to do. follow the directions below and voila, Snow Ice Cream. Enjoy.

Snow Ice Cream
8 cups clean snow, or shaved ice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.
Note: ALWAYS make sure the snow is clean. It takes at least one to two hours for snow to clean the pollutants from the air, then use only snow that has fallen after that first cleansing snow. It also goes without saying (but I will anyway), to make sure you do not collect the snow where animals and birds eat (or do other things). Cleanliness first. Stress that with the kids, because this is a treat even the younger ones can make for the whole family.
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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks that sounds yummy! I have a few bottles of Sno Cone syrup that we use over snow. The kids love it and they can try a new flavor with every cup of snow.

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