Good Time for Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream
Snow Ice Cream

It’s delicious! Snow ice cream is also fun to make–especially for the kiddies.

When I was very young, back in the 20th century, my grandma would make snow cream whenever we had a “big” snow, meaning one that was big enough to scoop up in her tin pan.

It’s easy to make:

Esther’s Snow Cream (Snow Ice Cream)




1 dish pan of snow (about a gallon)

1 cup granulated sugar

2 cups milk (or evaporated milk like Granny used)

1 tablespoon of vanilla




  1. Gather the cleanest snow you can. (Watch out for the yellow snow!) It’s usually best to get it right after a heavy snowfall.


  1. Stir in sugar, vanilla, and just enough milk until it’s the right consistency. Add a little at a time so you don’t end up with snow soup.


Serve in small bowls immediately. Mmm…


© Wade Kingston

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