Snow Ice Cream

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!!


4 responses to “Snow Ice Cream

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  2. I do tell my kids the truth about the toothfairy and santa and bunny. I just don’t dwell on it. They still get excited about it and that’s ok, but every now and then I remind them that it is just a story.

    I hope your teeth brushing is going well with your daughter.

    That is interesting about snow cone ice cream . I’ve never heard of it before. And we don’t get snow :)
    And I like your disclaimer to use their own judgment.
    I don’t know the research either but someone told me that snow itself will make you dehydrated because your body have to work that much harder to convert it.

    But then if we listen to everything about parenting and etc, we’d be paralyzed.

    Thanks for visiting :)

  3. I have never heard if this before, sounds really interesting. As for eating snow, I say go for it. There is always something new that is going to “give us so-and-so,” but I don’t think anyone really knows the truth. =)
    Of course you give me this recipe AFTER I move away from New England and live in FL where there is no snow. =p

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