Doug's Snow IceCream or (how to Make Ice Cream From Snow)




This is a strange thing that my grandma and mother have handed down to me.   It always made snow days extra special because in addition to staying home from school,  that wondrous white material could be made in a tasty treat.   To this day I think my love of snow is probably tied in some small way to snow icecream.

The steps are easy and the materials are simple:
1 Can of Milnot (in the cooking section)
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of milk
3 eggs
Tsp Vanilla

2 large containers(one for snow,  one to mix)


Step 1: Mix the First Three

put the 3 eggs,  tsp of vanilla and cup of sugar in your first bowl and whip them up.   Not much,  just enough to get them mixed well.

Step 2: Add the Milnot

Open and add one can of Milnot.  Mix it up.

Step 3: Milk

Add and mix one cup of milk

Step 4: Gather Snow

Here's the fun part.  Grab your big container and go out for some snow.   Find a nice thick snow drift.   You want it to be thick enough to get only snow that hasn't touched the ground. 

Scrape off the top layer and collect a significant amount of snow.

Step 5: Mix Your Snow In

Start adding snow and pushing it into the liquid.  Its probably better described as pushing the liquid into the snow.  mix it up until it looks evenly mixed.  then add more.   In the end, you want the texture to be like heavy snow and less like slush.    You want to preserve the snow like texture which means adding a lot of snow.   Add and mix, add and mix until you like it.

If you run out of snow, just go get more.

Step 6: Finish Up

insure that the texture gets back to being snowlike.  you might even taste it along the way. 
As with all food you prepare,  the real joy is in sharing with others.

Make their snow day special.



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    9 years ago on Introduction

    i got sick once because I ate snow :S
    maybe ill try shaved ice instead


    9 years ago on Introduction

    There was an episode of the kids show Little Bear where little bear's mother made snow ice cream. Now even though my kids are older I know how to do it! Thank you :)

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    wow.  you totally made it worth the trouble.   This is why instructables is so cool.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Wow, can't believe there is an instructable on Snow Cream!  My mom used to make this every time we got a good snow.  Now my kids beg me to make it every time they hear it will snow.  I always heard you never use the first snow of the season for snow cream, though.  I use condensed milk, no need for sugar.  Great stuff..thanks!  We are getting 2 feet of snow in Va tomorrow...heading to the store tonight for ingredients. 

    salmanilla from eggs is VERY rare.   In fact,  its probably more dangerous to eat sushi than raw eggs.   Organic eggs might be more dangerous though.  I personally wouldn't give up raw cookie dough either.  none the less...

    This recipe contains raw eggs.   If you are afraid of raw eggs,  do not make this.