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Homemade Snow Cream

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  • Author: Cindy Gibbs
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 5 Servings 1x
  • Category: Frozen Desserts
  • Cuisine: American


This creamy & delicious 4 ingredient Homemade Snow Cream will take you back to your childhood.  It’s ridiculously easy to make and is a great recipe to let the kids help make!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk, 12-ounce
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large heaping bowl of fresh clean snow


  1. Add the sugar, milk, and vanilla to a medium bowl and whisk to combine.  Set aside.
  2. Fill a large bowl with fresh clean snow.  Heap it up.  If it’s wet, heavy, dense snow, you won’t need as much as if your snow is dry and light.
  3. Slowly pour the liquid mixture into the snow, while gently mixing with a spatula at the same time.  The snow cream should be of the same consistency as homemade ice cream.  You might need to collect and add a little more snow if needed.
  4. Eat immediately.  Homemade snow cream melts quickly.
  5. Place any leftover snow cream in a freezer.  Note, it will be very firm when frozen but will melt quickly.


  • If you don’t have evaporated milk, you can use half & half or use sweetened condensed milk and omit the sugar.