How to Make Snow Ice Cream

Snow Day? How To Make Snow Ice Cream

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It’s a snow day for the kids today, and I wanted to show the kids how to make snow ice cream…but I didn’t have any sweetened condensed milk! Sure, I could use sugar and milk to make snow ice cream, but then I’d have to dissolve the sugar and then cool the mixture. All of this takes time – something I didn’t have a lot of. 

Okay, so I lied. I had the time, but when I decide I want ice cream, I want it now.

Then, I remembered picking up Left Field Farms Milk & Coffee Creamer at Walmart over the weekend. It’s delicious and I love that it has real ingredients: It’s made with real sugar, real milk, real cream, and it’s non-gmo project verified (If you won’t eat GMOs, why should cows?)

How to make snow ice cream without using condensed milk!

After a little trial and error, I’ve come up with the perfect recipe. Be sure to use freshly fallen snow (I typically set out a bowl to catch the snow). You can mix all sorts of things in it – eat it as-is, or use this as a base for any concoction you can come up with. In fact, when I was in high school one of my first jobs was at Dairy Queen. I became known for really crazy recipes, like pineapple-strawberry sundaes with chocolate cone dip, pecans, and pop rocks. My latest obsession? Oreo + pineapple.

You don’t need any added sugar for this, as the Left Field Farms coffee creamer is already sweetened.

How to Make Snow Ice Cream

How to make snow ice cream without condensed milk!
Homemade Snow Ice Cream

Homemade Snow Ice Cream

Yield: 8 bowls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 cups fresh snow*
  • 1 cup Left Field Farms coffee creamer, any flavor
  • Optional mix-ins, including sugar to taste

Instructions

Mix all of the ingredients together – quickly! It melts fast. Each bit of snow should be soaked in the creamer, add more creamer or snow if necessary.How to make snow ice creamHow to make snow ice cream

Notes

*consume fresh snow at your own risk

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 43Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
Each individual's dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. The reader assumes full responsibility for consulting a qualified health professional regarding health conditions or concerns, and before starting a new diet or health program.

Suggested mix-ins:

  • yellow cake mix, sprinkles
  • cinnamon, cookie crumbs, cashews, caramel
  • vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg
  • creme de menthe, chocolate chunks
  • Oreos
  • German Eiskaffee: add your snow to evaporated milk, coffee, and sugar
  • Do a play on straciatella – add chocolate shavings, cacao powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla
  • figs, chocolate shavings, vanilla bean, anise
How to make snow ice cream without using condensed milk

*consume fresh snow at your own risk. I typically place a bowl outside when I know it’s going to snow to reduce the risk of contaminants being in it.

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2 thoughts on “Snow Day? How To Make Snow Ice Cream”

  1. This was so simple to make! I didn’t have any Left Field Farms creamer but I did have Coffee Mate creamer. This was a lifesaver because we’re snowed in and can’t get to the store – the kids were so delighted! Thank you!

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