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Snow Day | Snow Cream Recipe

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Yesterday, we got 7+ inches of snow! Snow isn't super common in North Carolina and definitely not 7+ inches, so this was a pretty exciting event for most of the state. I didn't go outside too much because it was so cold, but I did snap a few pictures of the snow so you can check those out below.

One thing we like to do in North Carolina on our rare snow days is make snow cream! I was surprised to learn this isn't a common thing in all areas of the United States. If you've never made snow cream, it's basically a vanilla ice cream made with snow! I've listed two recipes that you can use the next time it snows in your area depending on what ingredients you have at home. The first one is what my family made yesterday and what you'll see in my photo, the second one was broadcast by our local news channel.

Snow Cream Recipe 1

One big bowl of fresh, clean snow
(set your bowl out while it's snowing! I don't recommend scooping up snow that has already fallen)
2 drops of vanilla extract
1 can of evaporated milk
A dash of sugar

Once you have a full bowl of snow collected, bring it inside and quickly get to work! Add in your can of evaporated milk and stir. Add in a dash of vanilla extract and a dash of sugar to taste, continuously stirring. Eat immediately before it gets melty!

Snow Cream Recipe 2

1 gallon of snow
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
2 cups milk
1 cup sugar

The measurements in this recipe are slightly more precise because it's from the news, the only difference is that this one uses regular milk instead of evaporated. A lot of recipes use sweetened condensed milk and my friend, Marleigh, used coffee creamer so I think you can get pretty creative with what you have at home.

The instructions are basically the same — once your snow is gathered, add in the vanilla extract and sugar, and milk as desired. You'll still want to eat this right away after you make it!

If you do end up having snow cream left over, you can stick the bowl in the freezer over night.

And here's our finished product! It's a sweet treat for a snow day! I don't even like vanilla ice cream typically, but snow cream is different and it's so good. I highly recommend giving it a try the next time it snows if you haven't yet! BTW, this picture kinda looks like I photoshopped my hand in, but it's the real deal. I stepped outside on the porch to get this shot while freezing. 

Do you make snow cream when it snows?