When Life Hands You Powdered Snow Make Snow Cream with Milk

It’s snow much fun playing in the snow!  Snow day treats are a very fun treat.  Today it snowed in Atlanta…and that is a very big deal around here.  We received about 2 inches of snow.  The snow is so powdery that we couldn’t make snowballs which means no snowmen.  That’s a bummer.  Our spirits were lifted with some homemade snow cream though!
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How to make Homemade Snow Cream

To make Snow Cream all you need is powdery snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla.  It’s easy peasy!

Gather a generous bowl full of fresh, clean snow.  Make sure you just scoop it up and do not pack it.  In a seperate bowl mix together about a cup of milk, 1/2-1 tsp vanilla, and 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sugar until dissolved (about 4 minutes).  Slowly stir this mixture into your snow, stirring constantly.  It will thicken like ice cream (or be like ice cream soup if you are in to that sort of thing if you add too much).  You can use more or less of the vanilla or sugar depending on your tastes.

Clear vanilla would be AWESOME to use in this project, but it is not likely that many of us have it on hand.  I actually use it in homemade buttercream, but….I just ran out a few weeks ago.  I think the color turns out pretty well just using the vanilla found in my pantry though, what about you?

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My girls had a lot of fun making this very seasonal dessert tonight.  I texted my husband and told him we were true Southerners now!


Don’t miss these Frozen Fun: Winter Experiments for Kids for more inspiration!

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These Winter Jokes for Kids are a great way to pass the cold days too!

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Be sure to check out our Craft Posts for ways to create fun, frugal crafts and projects at your house.  The Snowflake Paintings are one of my favorites!


  1. says

    We always made snow cream when I was a kid! It’s clearly a southern thing though, as I started talking about it a few weeks ago and my northern friends were clueless. My kids don’t like it, but I still do!