I live in Texas and when any type of precipitation comes from the sky in the Winter, we all freak out. No matter if it’s rain or snow, usually everything closes down. I don’t necessarily love the cold weather, but I do enjoy being stuck in my house for a day or two. It allows me to get caught up with cleaning, laundry, and work.
One thing in Texas that we don’t get often is Snow. If we do get it, it is gone within minutes. This week has been a treat because not only did we get iced in, but it snowed! It wasn’t the snow that disappears before it hits the ground, it is the snow that has stuck for more than a day. Everyone who doesn’t live in Texas probably thinks Texans are crazy because we all freak out about weather that other states deal with all the time. If you don’t know anything about Texas, know that the weather is bipolar so we freak out about everything because you never know what you’re going to get.
So since is the first time that I’ve ever seen so much REAL snow in my own backyard, I knew I had to make snow ice cream! This recipe is not only delicious but it takes absolutely no time.
First question many people ask me is WHERE DO YOU GET THE SNOW? I freaked my husband out by telling him I scooped it off of the grass. Considering we had 4 animals, he almost threw up. The truth is that I took snow off the top layer of my tables outside. There was at least 3 inches of snow so I just took the top layer.
How to Make Snow Ice Cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 8 cups clean snow
- Toppings (chocolate syrup, sprinkles, cherries, whip cream)
- Measure all of your ingredients
- Head outside and gather about 8 cups of snow
- Pour the milk, vanilla, salt, and sugar in the snow
- Whisk all ingredients together
- Once all ingredients are mixed thoroughly, pour into a bowl
- Top with your favorite ingredients
The ice cream will melt VERY quickly so be ready to eat it right away. I would go lightly on the salt, my first try I put way too much salt (almost to the point where you couldn’t eat it).
Have you tried this recipe before?