As winter storm Caly sweeps across the Pacific Northwest, and much of the nation, it’s important to take advantage of every falling flake. One of our favorite ways to celebrate fresh snow is by making snow cream! Recipes and methods may vary depending on where you live, but a tried and true recipe is shared by blogger Ali Ebright on her blog, Gimme Some Oven.
SNOW ICE CREAM
Yield: About 2-4 Servings
This 5-minute recipe for homemade snow ice cream is a sweet way to celebrate a snow day!
1 cup milk (any kind)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
8 cups clean snow or shaved ice (more or less depending on the density of the snow)
optional (but strongly suggested) topping: sprinkles!!!
In a large bowl, whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together until combined. Go scoop up some fresh (clean!) snow, and immediately stir it into the milk mixture until you reach your desired consistency. Top with sprinkles or other ice cream toppings if desired.
The ice cream should be fluffy and not runny, but it melts quickly, so dive in right away!
*Consume fresh snow at your own risk.