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