On our last snow day, we experimented a bit to find the best snow ice cream recipe anywhere. With only a few ingredients and almost no time to mix up, it's a perfect snow day activity for kids.
Here's what you need:
When it begins to snow, place a bowl outside to catch the snow as it falls. The bowl should hold approximately 8 cups so it can fit 6 cups of snow and have room to mix. When the bowl is full, mix in sugar and vanilla and then slowly add milk until it is the desired consistency. We found that we prefer for the finished ice cream to be more like crumbles than traditional ice cream because it packs down when you scoop it into bowls or cones. If you add too much milk, the ice cream will melt incredibly fast, especially if you eat it indoors. For this reason, we like to eat it outside while enjoying a little snow. The result is creamy and delicious, but not too drippy that you're ending up a sticky mess. Just look at these happy kiddos enjoying their snow day with homemade ice cream in minutes.