We have had a mostly mild winter in Denver this year, but right now, it is DUMPING snow outside! We have close to a foot and it’s still coming down like crazy. Will we have a snow day tomorrow? Maybe. Maybe not. We’re pretty tough here, and our roads are usually plowed out pretty well. We shall see!

The children went sledding with their friends, but that didn’t last very long. It’s bitter cold outside! Here’s another fun snow day activity that is PERFECT during snowfalls like this, where a ton of snow gets dumped quickly and the snow is nice and clean: SNOW ICE CREAM! I remember making this as a kid, but have only done it a handful of times with my own children. I always forget about it! But no more. Time to share with the world how to make snow ice cream!

Snow Ice Cream


  •  Snow!
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • 1 Raw Egg, unless you’re squicked out by that!
  • Vanilla
  • Sprinkles!



And here’s what you do. Go outside and fill a large bowl with snow. The big bowl, the one you make a giant fruit salad in. Or popcorn for movie night. That one! Fill it up with clean, fresh snow. Now come inside, it’s cold out there.

Then, take another bowl and pour in about two cups of milk. Now, I am of the generation that asked for a raw egg to be added to our Orange Julius when we went to the mall, so I am not freaked out by eating raw eggs. But if you are, just omit this step. Or use Eggbeaters. Whatever. It’s all good. Crack your egg into the milk and whip, whip, whip until it’s good and frothy. Now it’s time for sugar! Add a good cupful of sugar. Mmmm!

Next, add a good glug of vanilla and whip it up some more. I love how vanilla smells! Once you have all that stuff mixed together, start adding your snow, a spoonful at a time, whipping it all up. Add as much snow as you want. You might not need that whole bowl. Get it to the consistence you like – a little slushy, maybe? Yum!

Now spoon it into glasses and add sprinkles! Voila! Yummy delicious snow day treats.

snow ice cream

Stay warm, chilly friends! Spring is right around the corner!

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