What better activity on a snow day than snow ice cream?! We received about 30 cm of snow in the Montreal area, so there was plenty of fresh snow around the house! 😆
I used to make snow ice cream with a can of sweetened condensed milk. But this year, I’ve started making my own sweet milk with items I have on hand. This saves a metal can AND a trip to the store during a winter storm 😃
We don’t buy ice cream anymore at the grocery store because of the packaging. Store-bought ice cream comes either in plastic-coated paper cartons that aren’t recyclable or in plastic containers 🙁 Since snow days are the only time we eat ice cream during the winter months, we’ve come to see the positive side of getting snowed in! 😂 To make the snow ice cream as low waste as possible, I buy my sugar and salt package-free by refilling my containers. The colored sprinkles are leftover from my pre-tiny trash can days, but when I run out, I’ll refill my supply at Bulk Barn 👍
How to make snow ice cream:
4 cups of clean snow
1/2 cup sweetened vanilla soy milk*
2 tbsp cane sugar
Pinch of salt
* If using unsweetened milk, use 3 tbsp sugar. If not using vanilla-flavored milk, add a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.
1) Dissolve sugar and salt in milk.
2) Collect 4 cups of fresh, clean snow.
3) Pour sweetened milk into bowl of snow and mix well.
4) Serve and enjoy!
This was the perfect amount for me, my son and his friend. Double the recipe if you’re more than three, or if you think you’ll want seconds 😜
Happy snow day! ⛄️