How to Make Snow Ice Cream with Five Ingredients

Freshly fallen snow turned into a delicious bowl of sweet ice cream is a Scout Elf’s dream! If the snow is piling up outside your window, turn it into a delicious treat the whole family will love. Scoop up snow, add four simple ingredients and in no time you’ll be enjoying yummy snow ice cream, a delicious North Pole treat!

You’ll Need:

Snow ice cream ingredients

  • At least 5 cups fresh, clean snow (Helpful hint: If you don’t have snow, you can supplement with shaved ice.)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup condensed milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Serving bowl
  • Toppings i.e. sprinkles, cherries, etc.


  1. Scoop 3 cups of snow into a mixing bowl.
  2. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon vanilla over the snow.

    Person putting vanilla into the snow ice cream

  3. Pour ½ cup sugar over the snow.
  4. Pour 1 cup condensed milk over the snow.
  5. Fold everything together using a spatula. Continue to stir until all ingredients are combined.

    Person stirring the snow ice cream

  6. Add more cups of snow as needed to alter the consistency of your snow ice cream to your liking, making sure it is fluffy and not too runny.
  7. Use an ice cream scoop to scoop desired amount into a serving bowl.
  8. Eat plain or add toppings like sprinkles and a cherry for an extra touch and enjoy quickly before it melts!

    Elf with bowl of snow ice cream

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