How to make snow ice cream is on the agenda today. 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.
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|Chocolate Peppermint Snow Ice Cream|| |
- 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
- Place snow in large mixing bowl.
- In separate bowl mix together milk, cocoa, and peppermint until well combined. Pour over snow and mix together until combined.
- Eat immediately or place in container and freeze.
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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