Mint Chocolate Chip Snow Cream {Snow Ice Cream}

Making snow cream, or snow ice cream, is winter fun for kids and adults! Mint chocolate chip snow cream is made with REAL SNOW, using 4 ingredients and it takes just 4 minutes!

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Making snow cream (snow ice cream) is winter fun for kids! Mint chocolate chip snow cream is made with REAL SNOW, using 4 ingredients and in just 4 minutes! | Recipe on itsyummi

It is so flipping cold in northeastern Wisconsin right now, furnaces everywhere are working overtime. Not factoring in wind chill, the outside temperature is -4 F., which converts to -20 C.

You know it is cold when you walk outside, your nose begins to run, then it instantly turns to snotcicles. My apologies for the unwanted visual, I know it’s SNOT funny. 😉

At any rate, in addition to the cold, we have 9 inches of clean, powdery snow on the ground. When the weather is this nasty, the schools are usually closed. What’s a parent to do with an unplanned snow day? Bundle up your kids and head outdoors, of course!

I don’t know how to ski, but I do know how to create snow ice cream, and now you can, too!

Making snow cream (snow ice cream) is winter fun for kids! Mint chocolate chip snow cream is made with REAL SNOW, using 4 ingredients and in just 4 minutes! | Recipe on itsyummi.com

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A great part of this snow cream recipe is that it uses just 4 ingredients, and no ice cream maker is involved! Don’t misunderstand – I adore my ice cream maker. Caramel swirl chocolate chip ice cream is one of my favorite traditional ice cream recipes. But this is a recipe to be made on a whim. Ain’t nobody got time for waiting 24 hours to enjoy a frozen dessert in the winter!

The recipe is easy to customize, so creating custom snow cream flavors is easy! If you like vanilla ice cream, you’ve got it. Next to an ice cream sundae, my favorite ice cream treat is mint chocolate chip.

Mint Chocolate Chip Snow Cream {Snow Ice Cream} | Recipe on itsyummi.com

So mint chocolate chip is the snow cream flavor I’m sharing.

RECIPE NOTES:

The consistency of the snow does affect the final outcome. Packed, wet snow works best, but powdery snow will also work. However, you will need roughly 3 or 4 cups of additional snow.

Unfortunately, this snow cream doesn’t freeze well. After all, snow is just frozen water droplets… essentially, ICE. So, while you can freeze it, it’s likely that it will lose it’s creamy texture.

Making snow cream (snow ice cream) is winter fun for kids! Mint chocolate chip snow cream is made with REAL SNOW, using 4 ingredients and in just 4 minutes! | Recipe on itsyummi

On the next snowy day in your neck of the woods, make this creamy mint chocolate chip snow cream!

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Mint Chocolate Chip Snow Cream {How to Make Snow Ice Cream}

Prep Time 4 min Serves 4 cups

Mint chocolate chip snow cream is made with REAL SNOW, using 4 ingredients and in just 4 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 8 cups clean snow (if snow is powdery and doesn't pack, use up to 12 cups)
  • 6 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Place snow into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk and extract over the snow and stir with a wooden spoon until almost completely combined. Add chocolate chips and continue mixing until fully combined.
  3. For a firmer consistency, add more snow. For soft serve consistency, add more condensed milk.
  4. Serve immediately with your favorite ice cream toppings and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Because there is very little but water (snow) in this recipe, the ice cream does not freeze well for a long period of time without turning to ice.

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Making snow cream (snow ice cream) is winter fun for kids! Mint chocolate chip snow cream is made with REAL SNOW, using 4 ingredients and in just 4 minutes! | Recipe on itsyummi.com

Snow cream (snow ice cream) is winter fun for kids! Mint chocolate chip snow cream is made with REAL SNOW, 4 ingredients, in only 4 minutes!

16 Replies to "Mint Chocolate Chip Snow Cream {Snow Ice Cream}"

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    Anna December 26, 2016 (12:31 pm)

    This was fantastic. I used chocolate mint oreos instead of the chocolate, and it was fabulous!

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      Becca December 26, 2016 (3:56 pm)

      Oh my gosh, Anna…. You put MINT OREOS in your snow cream?! What an awesome idea!

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife December 20, 2016 (7:13 pm)

    it probably won’t snow here until like February, but I can’t wait until it does! This would be fantastic to make for Thomas.

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      Becca December 21, 2016 (10:04 am)

      Oooo, I hope you try it, Angie. SO fun to make!

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    Katerina @ diethood .com December 20, 2016 (12:13 pm)

    This is really awesome!! LOVE it!!

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    Catalina @ Peas & Peonies December 20, 2016 (11:48 am)

    I love ice cream always! I love the mint and chocolate chip combination!

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    Cookin Canuck December 20, 2016 (11:28 am)

    Brrr…I can’t believe the temperatures you’re experiencing. Stay warm! This snow ice cream is such a fun idea – my boys would love to make this.

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      Becca December 20, 2016 (11:31 am)

      Living in Wisconsin does tend to thicken up the bloodstream, but oh my heck, once I turned 50, I turned into a wussie! 😀 I hope your boys have a chance to make some snow cream, Dara!

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    Kristen Chidsey December 20, 2016 (7:04 am)

    Now this is the way to enjoy snow. But I am okay if we don’t have snow 😉

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      Becca December 20, 2016 (8:06 am)

      hehe… snow cream really is fun to make, Kristen! If you change your mind about the snow, I have plenty of extra I can send your way. 😉

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    Sandi G December 20, 2016 (12:09 am)

    How fun to make an ice cream treat with snow!

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    Cathy Trochelman December 19, 2016 (11:38 pm)

    Ahhh so fun! My kids would love to make this with me!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate December 19, 2016 (9:55 pm)

    What a fun treat! It would have made winters growing up in Ohio bearable! Love this!

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      Becca December 20, 2016 (8:06 am)

      There are very few things that keep the winters enjoyable for me in my advancing age, and making snow cream is definitely one of them. 😉

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    Small Talk Mama December 19, 2016 (2:15 pm)

    Looks yummy! I think we have just enough snow to give this a go.

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      Becca December 19, 2016 (6:28 pm)

      If you don’t have enough, let me know… I would be happy to ship over some of our excess! 😉

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