Are you like me and sick of all this snow already?! Well, one way to make all this snow a little more fun (and use just a little of it up in the mean time) is to make snow ice cream. This is one of my new favorite things to do. Emma and I made a couple different flavors this past weekend during the blizzard and this one is definitely my new favorite….Cookies and Cream Snow Ice Cream…YUM!
It is also super simple to make! AND if you have kids it gives them a reason to want to come back inside!!
You can make this ice cream and immediately enjoy it without an ice cream maker or you can whip it up and then put it in the ice cream maker and freeze for later. Both ways taste delicious but taking the extra step(s) and putting it in the ice cream maker definitely increases the quality of the presentation and makes the snow ice cream less soup-y. Emma and I like to do a little of both…have some immediately and then put the rest in the ice cream maker and freeze for later.
Last but not least, I definitely recommend freezing the bowl before you collect the snow or at the very least stick the bowl out in the snow for a half hour or so before you collect it to create a more solid snow cream. Enjoy!
- 9 double stuff oreos (although regular oreos would probably work just as well)
- 8 cups of snow
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 1 can of sweetened condensed cream (14 oz)
- 1. Freeze a large bowl or place bowl out in snow for a half hour or so.
- 2. Place 9 oreos in a sealed zip lock bag and crush into tiny pieces.
- 3. Collect snow in bowl.
- 4. Pour condensed milk over the snow and add vanilla.
- 5. Mix to combine.
- 6. Add crush oreos and mix.
- 7. Enjoy immediately OR...
- 8. Place snow ice cream or the remainder of the snow ice cream in your ice cream maker and churn accordingly.
- 9. Once the cycle is complete place ice cream in the freezer over night.
- I added my oreos immediately/before placing in the ice cream maker which lead to a smoother ice cream. If you would prefer to taste the tiny pieces of oreos I recommend adding the oreos AFTER you put the snow ice cream mixture into the ice cream maker. Either way is delicious...just personal preference!