Snow Ice Cream….or Oh! The Weather Outside Is Frightful, But It Makes Damn Fine Ice Cream

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Spring is a wonderful time. The sun comes out and you can stop dressing in layers upon layers upon layers. And nothing says Spring quite like snow.

Wait, what?!

As an Ohioan, I’m pretty used to snow showing up at least once post-“official first day of Spring.” And while we didn’t get greeted with it on the actual first day of Spring (sucks to be you, NYC), we did get a nice little bit the following Monday night.

So I took the chance with these flurries and decided to make a quick batch of snow ice cream. With sprinkles. Because sprinkles are the shit. I hold that to be a self-evident truth.

Snow Ice Cream

Ingredients (makes about 2-4 servings)
1 cup milk (any kind)
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
8 cups clean snow (AVOID THE YELLOW SNOW!!!!!!)
Optional: sprinkles (but seriously, these are a necessity)

Whisk milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together in a large bowl. Put in the freezer to keep it chilled while you brace yourself for the elements and head outside to scoop up some fresh snow.

Once you’re back inside, get the bowl out of the freezer and add the snow to it. Mix everything together until it looks pretty well blended. Take a scoop and put it in a bowl.

ADD SPRINKLES and put it into your mouthface.


Post and Photo by Dayna Brownfield. Recipe via Gimme Some Oven.