Chocolate Peppermint Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream has been on my “to-do” list for years.  I really don’t have any good excuses as far as why it’s taken me so long to finally try it.  We’ve lived in Connecticut for a year now, and lived in Iowa for 3 years prior, so there have been PLENTY of chances to use up some snow.  Yesterday my kids had a snow day from school thanks to the 18+ inches of snow we received overnight so I figured it was a good of time as any to give the snow ice cream a try!

There are recipes for snow ice cream all over the internet so this is nothing original.  However, most of the recipes on the internet are for vanilla ice cream.  Although, I like vanilla, I just happened to notice some cocoa powder and peppermint and thought I’d give it a try.  It turned out great!  I really was shocked how good snow could taste!  If you are in one of the 49 states at the moment that has snow, give this one a try!

Got snow?  If you don’t, help yourself to ours….

 

Mix together the condensed milk, cocoa powder, and peppermint extract until combined.

 

Then get some white fluffy snow.  Make sure it looks clean! :)

Combine the chocolate and snow.  When you start mixing everything together it will look a littly clumpy, but keep mixing.

My daughter couldn’t help but try some right away and couldn’t stop licking her lips!  I think that’s a good sign!

 

 

 

Chocolate Peppermint Snow Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Ice Cream
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Serves: 8 (makes about 4 cups)
Have snow? Make some fun "ice cream" with chocolate and peppermint.
Ingredients
  • 8 cups clean fluffy snow (or finely shaved ice)
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
Instructions
  1. Place snow in large mixing bowl.
  2. In separate bowl mix together milk, cocoa, and peppermint until well combined.  Pour over snow and mix together until combined.
  3. Eat immediately or place in container and freeze.
Notes
SNAPPY TIPS: the ice cream is fairly soft right after you mix it together. If you want it a harder consistency, spoon it in a container with lid and freeze for an hour or two.

SNAPPY SUBSTITUTIONS: For vanilla ice cream, omit the chocolate and peppermint and substitute 1 teaspoon vanilla. Instead of peppermint extract try any of your favorite extracts or flavorings such as mint, raspberry, etc.

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Comments

  1. 1

    Nice blog, Lisa!!

  2. 2
    Snappy Gourmet says:

    Thanks Veronica!

  3. 3

    Could you please ship us a box of snow? That looks really, really yummy and ours is all gone!

    • 4
      Snappy Gourmet says:

      You’re out of snow in Colorado???? I could easily send you a few truck loads out of our yard and still have some to spare.

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