Snow Cream

Who doesn’t love this creamy, white goodness known as “snow cream”? Check out this easy and delicious recipe below.

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Of course I’d have to share one of my favorite treats of all.

Considering if I look out my window there is still a blanket of white everywhere!
It’s been a crazy winter here. We had almost a foot of snow last week, expecting highs in the upper 60’s tomorrow…and more snow expected on Thursday.

I am so ready for Spring!

But first, how about a little something that only comes around in the winter.
AND only comes around every few winters for us here on the coast of Virgina.
So why not make the most of this crazy weather…and make some snow cream?


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I make it several ways.
One with sweetened condensed milk (easy but can be sweet)
One with milk/cream and sugar/honey/agave. (you control the sweetness)

I never measure (well, that’s true in most of my cooking …and why my husband finds it interesting that I’m going to be able to share my recipes with y’all! ;) )
We have a running saying in this house….it goes something like this:

“Yum, this is good….we’re never having this again, are we”? Ha! Since I end up throwing things together my husband says I’m a “one dish wonder”!
He’s a funny one.

And it’s true.

But since I’m writing a food blog now I suppose I must be better about that.
I paint the same way.
If you’re new here, (and while I’m writing this post today, everyone is new since this is the first post on the blog) I also have a DIY & Design blog over at I love to paint, love to find thrifty finds and re-invent them and love to decorate on a budget.

And I love to cook. So I decided to share my recipes over here all in one place.

Now it’s time to head on out and scoop up some of that white stuff.
I get a big ole bowl full.

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Then either mix in my cooled cream/sugar mixture or sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.

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And stir, stir, stir.

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And then stir some more. You want it good and creamy.
It will get creamier as you stir.

Then scoop it into bowls to serve immediately.
You can even add a few chocolate chips on top….

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…if desired, of course.
Or sprinkles or whatever your heart desires.

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I like it best plain.

You can always try different flavorings like Peppermint too. Chocolate chips with Peppermint extract….YUM.

But still, my favorite is Vanilla…plain.
That is snow cream to me.

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Here’s a printable recipe for you….

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Snow Cream


Got a lot of snow?? Might as well make some snow cream!!


Units Scale
  • 1 Lg bowl of snow (approx 68 cups of packed snow)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • or if using cream – use ingredients below
  • 1 cup cream/evaporated milk/milk (any of these)
  • 1/2 cup honey/sugar/agave (any of these)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. If using the first list of ingredients, mix approx 1/2 of the can of sweetened condensed milk into the snow along with the vanilla. Stir and add more condensed milk to taste. (more, it will be sweeter and creamier, less it will be “icier” and less sweet)
  2. -or-
  3. If using the second (my favorite way) mix the cream and sugar in a small pan on the stove.
  4. Heat slowly over medium heat to dissolve the sugar and cook down just a bit. Cool completely in the refrigerator.
  5. Once cooled, add in the vanilla.
  6. Slowly pour mixture into the snow a little bit at a time until it is the desired consistency.
  7. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert

I hope you enjoy!!

And as good as this is I really don’t wish for any more snow.
I’m ready for some pretty Spring flowers. :)

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  1. I’ve always had the same ”problem” with cooking without measuring, I get that ”We’re never having this again, are we?” question a lot :))
    I must confess though, now I do use a small notebook to write down some of the ”more special” recipes, because I also plan on making (somewhere in the nearest future) a food blog with healthy yummy stuff :)
    In the meantime, I have already subscribed to your new foodie blog, can’t wait for all the goodiesss! :)
    Regards ♥

    1. Hi Diana!!!
      You are the first comment on my brand new blog! :) So happy to see you over here! And yes, having a notebook close by is a necessity now. ;)
      Glad I’m not the only one that does that “one dish wonder” thing!
      Thank you so much for subscribing! And how exciting that you are planning to start a food blog too. I’ve been wanting to start this for a year.
      The time finally came. I will be on the lookout for yours too!

  2. Nancy..#1 LoVe yr signature w/heart!
    Love the ‘snow cream’ Northern Mi.
    We always make “Maple Snow”… No
    Real recipe..just pour the SAP fr the tree
    Aftr ya Tap it! Can always pour it fr a bottle too!
    To taste!!! I too am a ” Clean out the fridge
    &use leftovers ” kinda Gal too((=
    Some of my families Fav’sFav’s…so I wld
    Always write them down! You hav inspired me
    Once again,to write my own cookbook…Has
    To include a weeks worth of meals,so you hav
    The leftover ingredients..Lol

  3. I made this using the second option, and it is so good! Tastes just like ice cream? I didn’t heat up the mixture on the stove… I already had my snow in a bowl, and I didn’t want it to melt/wasn’t patient enough to wait, haha! It worked out perfectly anyway; the sugar wasn’t gritty at all! My roommates and I experimented with adding hot chocolate mix to the snowcream which works perfectly if you’re more of a chocolate ice cream fan. Thanks for the recipe! Makes snow days a lot more fun?

    1. Oh, that’s so good to hear! It’s one of our favorites, too bad we don’t get too much snow here! ;) I hadn’t thought of hot chocolate mix, what a great idea! Will have to keep that in mind. :) xo

  4. I use the sweeten condensed milk and vanilla and add it to top off a snowcone. Serve it with her straw and spoon. It is so delicious!

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