I’m going to add a disclaimer to this post…right here, up front. I don’t know whether or not anyone should really eat snow. It’s completely possible that it’s not really safe or healthy for you, especially if you live in a highly polluted area. If you’re concerned, research it…or skip it.
I do know…that I’ve been eating snow all my life and I’ve been feeding snow ice cream to my kids for years with no ill effects that we’re aware of. Use your own judgement for this…and follow this recipe at your own risk!
That said…snow ice cream, in my opinion, is a delicious winter treat that’s easy and fun for anyone to make…at any age. We love it!
With lots of great snowfalls so far this winter we’ve had numerous opportunities to make and enjoy a dish. Just this past week, the kids and I made a batch for our afternoon snack.
As I gathered ingredients, I decided I’d photograph and share in case there’s someone out there that’s neither heard of nor tasted this frosty treat.
Big bowl of FRESH CLEAN snow
Half and half
Fill individual serving bowls of safely collected snow. Add a bit of cream and stir. If the mixture is too stiff, add a touch more cream. If the mixture is too thin, add more snow.
Add sugar. We like sweet things and usually add about 2 tablespoons (or more) per dish. You might want a little less. Next drizzle 1/8 teaspoon vanilla over the top. Mix very well…vanilla is a little nasty all by itself. Serve and eat!
Easy peezy, huh? …and so yummy too!!