Making snow cream is one of our favorite family traditions. This snow cream recipe is simple and sure to please everyone and makes the perfect winter desert recipe.
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When the weather report includes snow, my children can hardly wait to head to the grocery store to pick up all of the ingredients for our traditional snow foods. For our family, snow means plenty of hot chocolate with marsh mellows, a large pot of chili cooking on the stove, and of course, snow cream. This has been our snow cream recipe for as long as I can remember.
Traditional Snow Cream Recipe
Snow cream is a treat, especially here in East Tennessee, because it requires snow. When the first flakes start to fall, one of our children places a large mixing bowl out in our front yard to catch the snow.
When the bowl is full several hours later or the next morning, we are ready to make snow cream. Be sure the following ingredients are on your snow day shopping list:
8-10 cups of fresh snow
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream or half n half
There is really no exact science to making the snow cream since the consistency will depend on your snow. If it is wet snow, you may need more snow to keep the creamy consistency. If your snow is light and fluffy, you may need less snow. Just keep mixing the ingredients until you get your desired taste and consistency.
Traditional Snow Cream
- 8-10 cups Snow
- 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1-2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix all ingredients together until you reach desired taste and consistency. Serve by bowl.