Snow Ice Cream

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Servings: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 5 min
Difficulty: Easy

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8 cups snow, or shaved ice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract





Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.

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This was so easy. Sugar just doesn't dissolve as well as this. sure do miss Paula Deen!

By Carol Wilson on February 12, 2014



By Anonymous on February 12, 2014


Didint work better with milk not condenced milk

By Anonymous on January 05, 2014


need a strawberry version smile

By chocolate bunnies on July 16, 2012


Yummy!! :]

By Amanda on January 15, 2012


hey paula we from capecharles va growing up as a little girl my momma us to make snow cream one of the best tasting treat the was back then i'm talking about the 50's and 60's thanks for bringing it back to reality i just luv southern favors'

By barbara reed on January 11, 2011


Hello paula i just luv u! hey paula thanks for keeping the county in southern cooking I'm from a little country town call capecharles va i luv it there the food is so much better in the south i now live in nj since i was a kid i grew up here but i do know my roots and the people are so much nicer.... in the south pace much more slower i do believe thats why the food tastes so much better slow cooking and cooking with LOVE. bye ya

By barbara reed on January 11, 2011


Thanks so much for this recipe! I was uncomfortable with eating the raw egg! I appreciate it as always!

By sylva on January 11, 2011


When I was a young man we lived way out beyond electricity and plumbing, in the forest of Warehauser in the cascades foothill thirty or so miles from Mount Raineer we'd get quite a few feet of snow and it is so nice to know so many other enjoyed snow ice with vanilla. I was nine years old then I really miss the memories the coldness and harsh reality of no plumbing I don't miss.

By Anonymous on January 10, 2011


We make snow cream with Snow, Eagle Brand Milk. It is great . Mixes together just like real icecream.

By Peggy A. Branham on January 10, 2011


We always make snow cream with vanilla but I was thinking about using a little orange extract toda and trying some snow sherbet!

By Jo vaughn on January 10, 2011


We use a very old family recipe handed down through generations. It goes like this: 1 large can pet cream, 2 eggs, 1 3/4 cup sugar & 2 Tablespoons vanilla. Blend all ingredients together in a large bowl and add snow. It has worked for me for 62 years. Delicious East Tennessee Snow Cream!!

By Jama Holt on January 10, 2011


This is kinda how we make it except that we add sugar and use evaporated milk. We don't measure anything ...we just get a big bowl of snow and add the ingredients until it taste good. I have to say, I like the snow cream a lot better than I like the snow....I'm ready to head south!!!

By Tina Adkins on January 10, 2011


We love love love the ice cream!

By Jane on January 10, 2011


Didn't grow up in a snowy region and I've never done this! I've heard of catching snowflakes on your tongue but I never thought of using it for "ice cream". This may sound silly but what's the best way to get clean snow for this purpose?

By mamaflo on January 10, 2011


The only thing missing from the recipe (in my opinion) is the FOOD COLORING! Choosing the color of the snow cream was always the hardest part. At 8 I could not be convinced that it tasted the same whether red or green or blue. My bowl had to be RED!

By lisa shaw on January 10, 2011


There is nothing better than getting the family together to make snow cream! In Tennessee, most people including myself, always use evaporated milk, sugar, and vanilla flavoring mixed with a lot of snow. I always have kept the ingredients at my work place, along with a large bowl, so if it happened to snow while at work, my co-workers and I could run outside on break or at lunch and make a big batch to have while working. It is such a treat!!!! Paula, we have snow in West Tennessee at the moment, I have never used the condensed milk, but today, I am going to give it a try! Sounds delish!

By Anonymous on January 10, 2011


I have never used condensed milk in snow ice cream until today. It was AWESOME. If you haven't tried it with condensed milk I highly recommend it. Thanks Paula for the GREAT recipe.

By Donna Gillum on January 10, 2011


My grandpa use to make this when i was little best memories ever!!

By Janetta on January 10, 2011


Snow cream was always the best treat as a kid and now Ive passed it down to my kids and granddaughter ... Kay's made it but home made is so much better ..... Yum Yum .

By Suzi Webb on January 10, 2011

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