We have a little tradition at our house when there’s a big snow storm in the forecast. We set a big bowl outside to catch fresh snow so that we can make homemade snow cream. My kids look forward to this during the winter, and it’s a great way to break up the doldrums when you’re snowed in for a few days. I like this recipe because it doesn’t contain raw eggs. You can use canned sweetened condensed milk, or if you have the ingredients on hand, you can also use homemade sweetened condensed milk. If you have any leftover snow cone syrup from last summer, you can drizzle it over the top – peach, strawberry, and raspberry syrup are especially tasty with the creamy vanilla snow cream.
If you don’t live in an area that receives snow in the winter, or you want to make this in the summer, substitute shaved ice for the snow.
- 8 cups tightly packed fresh snow or shaved ice
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Place snow or shaved ice in an extra large bowl. In a small bowl, combine the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. Once combined, pour over the snow and stir until well combined. Serve immediately.