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How to Make Snow Cream: A Delicious and Easy Winter Treat

Snow cream is a simple and delightful dessert that you can make with fresh snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla. It’s like homemade ice cream, but with a lighter and fluffier texture. Snow cream is perfect for enjoying on a snowy day, or anytime you crave a sweet and refreshing treat.

In this blog post, I will show you how to make snow cream with just four ingredients and a few minutes of your time. I will also answer some frequently asked questions about snow cream, and give you some tips and variations to customize your snow cream to your liking.

What is snow cream?

Snow cream is a frozen dessert made with fresh snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. It has a similar taste and consistency to soft-serve ice cream, but it’s much easier and cheaper to make. Snow cream is a traditional winter treat in many parts of the world, especially in North America and Europe.

Snow cream is also known as snow ice cream, snow cone, or snowball. It’s not to be confused with shaved ice, which is made with crushed ice and flavored syrups.

How to make snow cream

Making snow cream is very simple and fun. Here are the basic steps to follow:

  1. Collect some fresh and clean snow in a large bowl. You will need about 8 cups of snow for this recipe, but you can adjust the amount depending on how much snow cream you want to make. Make sure the snow is not contaminated with dirt, dust, or chemicals. You can use a large spoon or a plastic container to scoop up the snow.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 1 cup of milk, 1/3 cup of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can use any kind of milk you like, such as cow’s milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or chocolate milk. You can also use any kind of sweetener you prefer, such as honey, maple syrup, or stevia. And you can add any flavoring you like, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, or cocoa powder.
  3. Pour the milk mixture over the snow and stir well with a spoon or a spatula. The snow will start to melt and absorb the liquid, forming a creamy and fluffy texture. You may need to add more or less milk depending on the consistency of the snow and your preference. You want the snow cream to be soft and smooth, but not too runny or icy.
  4. Enjoy your snow cream right away, or transfer it to a freezer-safe container and freeze it for later. You can top your snow cream with your favorite toppings, such as chocolate chips, nuts, sprinkles, whipped cream, or fruit. You can also mix in some add-ins, such as peanut butter, jam, or marshmallows.

FAQs about snow cream

Here are some common questions and answers about snow cream:

  • Is snow cream safe to eat? Yes, as long as you use fresh and clean snow that has not been exposed to any pollutants or harmful substances. Avoid snow that is yellow, brown, or gray, or that has been on the ground for a long time. Also, avoid snow that is near roads, buildings, or animals. If you are not sure about the quality of the snow, you can use shaved ice instead.
  • How long does snow cream last? Snow cream is best enjoyed right after making it, as it will start to melt and lose its texture over time. However, you can store snow cream in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week. Just let it thaw slightly before serving, and stir it well to restore its creaminess.
  • Can I make snow cream without milk? Yes, you can make snow cream without milk by using water, juice, or soda instead. However, the snow cream will be less creamy and more icy, and it will have a different flavor depending on the liquid you use. You can also use dairy-free alternatives, such as soy milk, oat milk, or rice milk.
  • Can I make snow cream without sugar? Yes, you can make snow cream without sugar by using a natural or artificial sweetener instead. You can use honey, maple syrup, agave nectar, stevia, or any other sweetener you like. Just adjust the amount according to your taste and the sweetness of the snow cream.

Tips and variations for snow cream

Here are some tips and variations for making snow cream more delicious and fun:

  • Use a metal or glass bowl to collect and mix the snow, as it will keep the snow colder and prevent it from melting too fast.
  • Freeze the snow while you prepare the other ingredients, or wait until the last minute to collect the snow, to keep it as fresh and cold as possible.
  • Experiment with different flavors and add-ins for your snow cream, such as chocolate, caramel, mint, lemon, strawberry, banana, coconut, or coffee. You can use extracts, syrups, powders, or fresh ingredients to flavor your snow cream.
  • Make snow cream with your kids, friends, or family, and have fun decorating and sharing your snow cream creations. You can use cookie cutters, molds, or cups to shape your snow cream, or make snowmen, snowballs, or snowflakes with it.


Snow cream is a wonderful way to enjoy the snow and make a tasty and easy dessert. It only requires four ingredients and a few minutes of your time, and you can customize it to your liking. Snow cream is a great activity for kids and adults alike, and a perfect treat for a cozy and fun winter day.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and learned how to make snow cream. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. And if you try this recipe, please let me know how it turned out and what toppings or variations you used. I would love to hear from you!

Happy snow cream making!

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