Homemade Snow Ice Cream

Guest post from Kids’ Cattle Blog sharing their love from homemade snow ice cream!  Here fella there makes it look awful good!!  Thanks for sharing with us!

It doesn’t get any easier than this guys!  Enjoy if you have snow.  We’ll be in the 80′s here today so no chance of this stuff right now for us!


  • 2 qt.clean snow
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Mix together and enjoy. We only have skim milk. I think whole milk would make it creamier.

snow ice cream ingredients

snow ice cream mixing

Ice Cream Snow

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    Having grown up in NE…we made this many times. We loved eating it.

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    Hannah B. says

    In the old, pre-salmonella-scare days, we used to mix an egg into it too, but you certainly shouldn’t do that now! It made it stick together better and gave it a little color so it looked more like vanilla ice cream.

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    Lori A. says

    We don’t get snow here in Central Texas…wahhH!

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    Linda Parker says

    One of my favorite memories from childhood is Mom making us snow ice cream. I’m sure she used eggs with the milk and sugar and vanilla. It was so rich and creamy. We had tons of snow when I was a kid and it was a treat we all loved.
    BTW~ I got the box of cookbooks today. Thank you very much!

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    Cathy Powell says

    Now darlin’, if you’re gonna make it you might as well go all the way and make it right! I reckon if all you’ve got is 2 qts of snow this will do, but I start off by filling up that biggest cake cover Tupperware makes, the one without the rigid base. Go ahead and heap it up with snow. Then fill up the cover to a regular cake cover. That’s bound to be several gallons of snow. In a mixing bowl combine 5 eggs, a can of Eagle Brand, a can of evaporated milk and some vanilla flavoring. After it is well blended pour it slowly into the larger container of snow, blending with the mixer on low. As it condenses you can add the rest of the snow. Add more canned milk as needed to get the desired consistency. As long as the eggs are fresh you shouldn’t have any problems. I’ve been making it this way for over 35 years and I guarantee it will taste like homemade ice cream in an old crank freezer. Enjoy!

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    Aliiiiiii says

    Hehe, I’ve never heard of this! Maybe because I’m in Southern California!
    I am totally doing this when I go to Alaska!

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    laren says

    We used to do this on the ranch near Sweetwater using a Red Gandy’s Ice Cream Bucket. My father, Butch, would walk outside with the red bucket the few times it snowed when we were growing up and you could feel the excitement!

    Kinda makes me tear up right now, missing my family! who knew! Thanks Lori!

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    tina says

    I live in indiana and we got about 13 inches of snow and we are going to get a little more tonight. Monday, Tueday, and wednesday of next week we are going to get more. I will have to make a lot of it because my family love it We have alot of snow.

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    Janette says

    I love snow icecream. I grew up making it. But let it snow a few inches, and skim off the top layers, getting ‘clean snow’. (The first few inches of snow cleans the air, then you can eat the reat of the snow after the first few inches. And never eat yellow snow!) Whatever recipe you use, if you put the mixed (finished) ice cream in the freezer for 1/2 hour, it will set up, and be more like ice cream.

    You can make several different flavors:
    Add one of the following to first part of recipe:
    (Taste while adding to get the strength of flavoring you desire)
    Nestle’s Quick, Chocolate or Strawberry, to taste
    fresh fruit, any fruit, chopped or mashed, and some sugar, to taste: add any fruit of your choice, but add sugar sparingly till you get your desired sweetness,(Adding fresh fruit makes your ice cream healthy, so don’t over-sweeten it with the sugar).
    To make it the most consistency of ice cream, mix it, freeze it for 30 min., Repeat process 2-3 times, till desired consistency is achieved. (Snow ice cream melts faster than regular ice cream.)

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    Kas says

    Try making it with eagle brand canned cream-tastes so much better than using milk!