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Winter activities part one: Snow food

Making snow ice cream
Making snow ice cream
Katy Woodall

If there's snow on the ground and you're looking for something exciting for your child to do, try one of the below recipes.  Easy to make, fun to eat-and the main ingredient can be found in your back yard!

Snow Ice Cream

To prepare you'll need:

-1 gallon of snow (that's 16 cups)

-1 cup of sugar

-1 tablespoon vanilla extract

-1-2 cups of milk

Using a large mixing bowl, have your child scoop the 16 cups of snow into it (being careful to avoid dirt and any yellow snow!)  Stir in the sugar and vanilla.  Next, pour in the milk and stir-depending on the consistency of the snow you'll want to use 1-2 cups (if you find your ice cream is too runny just add more snow).   Add your favorite toppings and dig in!

Snow Icee

To prepare you'll need:

-1 cup of snow, filled to the top and packed in as well as you can get it

-1/2-3/4 cup of juice

After scooping the snow into a cup, just add the juice until most of the snow has absorbed it.  Then stir and enjoy!

Look for Winter Activities Part Two coming soon with both indoor and outdoor craft ideas to occupy your child on these cold winter days!


  • Cincy Mom 5 years ago

    What a great idea! Much smarter than scraping, salting, and waiting for the stuff to melt!

  • Kentucky Girl 5 years ago

    I didn't know anyone still indulged in this pleasure, or knew how! Will look forward to future articles. Keep up the great work!

  • Jess 5 years ago

    Made this when we got all that snow last week and it was delicious!

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