Do you have a pile of freshly fallen snow outside or are expecting some very soon? This super easy, 3-ingredient snow ice cream recipe is perfect this 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 science experiments.
HOW TO MAKE SNOW ICE CREAM
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 snow cream!
If you don’t have any snow, try our homemade ice cream in a bag instead! Perfect for any hot or cold day all year round.
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 is a great science supply that can be readily available during the winter season provided you live in the right climate. If you find yourself without snow science supplies, our winter science ideas feature plenty of snow-free science and STEM activities to try.
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.
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
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.
STEP 2: Scoop 4 cups into a bowl and pour the sweetened condensed milk on top.
STEP 3: Add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix well.
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.
THE SCIENCE OF SNOW 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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