Do you have a pile of freshly fallen snow outside or are expecting some very soon?   This super easy, 3-ingredient condensed milk ice cream is perfect this winter season for a yummy treat. It’s a bit different than the traditional ice cream in a bag science experiment, but still lots of fun! We love simple edible science experiments!

HOW TO MAKE SNOW ICE CREAM

How to make snow ice cream with this easy snow cream recipe.

HOW TO MAKE ICE CREAM OUT OF SNOW

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make ice cream out of snow? Winter is the perfect time if you live in a snowy climate. Go ahead and collect some freshly fallen snow to make this super easy ice cream with condensed milk!

This winter activity is perfect for kids of all ages to try at home or in the classroom. Add it to your winter bucket list and save it for the next snow day.

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SNOW ICE CREAM RECIPE

You might be wondering if real snow is safe to eat. Here’s a bit of information I found on consuming fresh snow in this type of recipe. Read through this article and see what you think. *Eat snow at your own risk.

TIP: If you know it’s going to snow, why not set out a bowl to collect it.

SNOW CREAM INGREDIENTS

  • 8 cups freshly fallen snow
  • 10oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles

HOW TO MAKE SNOW ICE CREAM

Read the step by step directions below to whip up an easy batch of snow ice cream in minutes!

STEP 1: Layout a bowl to catch freshly fallen snow.

Fresh snow for ice cream

STEP 2: Scoop 4 cups into a bowl and pour the sweetened condensed milk on top.

Pouring condensed milk on snow for snow ice cream recipe

STEP 3: Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix well.

Mixing snow ice cream

STEP 4: Your ice cream will probably look soupy. Mix in another 4 cups of fresh snow and scoop out with an ice cream scoop.

Serve with sprinkles or your favorite toppings.

bowl of snow ice cream with sprinkles

THE SCIENCE OF SNOW ICE CREAM

Our ice cream in a bag recipe goes into the science of something called freezing point depression. When ice and salt are mixed in a bag or container, the result is a colder temperature that helps the ice cream to form.

However snow ice cream doesn’t use salt, instead, you have a fun treat made from a mixture of ingredients to create a new substance which is cool chemistry too! Edible science is always a fun way to get kids interested in learning.

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MAKE SNOW ICE CREAM THIS WINTER

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Snow Ice Cream

  • 8 cups freshly fallen snow
  • 10 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkles
  1. Scoop 4 cups of snow into a bowl and pour the condensed milk on top.

  2. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.

  3. Your ice cream may look soupy. Mix in another 4 cups of snow.

  4. Serve with sprinkles.

Put out a tray to catch the falling snow.

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