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Food You Can Make With Snow Recipes

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Next time you’re hit with an unexpected snow day, try one of these Snow Recipes. Kids love making food out of snow!

Who knew you could make so many things you can eat out of snow? Great collection of snow recipes. Fun (and tasty) activity to do with the kids on snow days!

I wrote this post on an unexpected snow day. Faced with a house full of hungry, bored children I went searching for recipes using the one thing we now had plenty of – snow!

Rest assured that despite the fact they were predicting this snow storm all week, I made absolutely no preparations so the ingredients for these recipes were things I already had on hand.

Snow Cones

Most of the online recipes call for Kool-Aid and a bunch of sugar.  Since getting my kids wired on a sugar high was the exact opposite of what I wanted to accomplish, we’re just pouring juice over snow.

If you don’t mind the sugar high, here’s the Kool-Aid/sugar recipe:


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 envelope Kool-Aid powder, any flavor
  • snow


  1. In a heavy saucepan, bring the water and the sugar to a boil and boil until all of the sugar is dissolved. Turn the heat off and stir in the Kool-Aid powder. Allow the syrup to cool completely.
  2. When syrup is cool, place it in a liquid measuring cup (one with a spout).
  3. Fill a plastic cup with snow, packing the snow lightly. Pour syrup on top.

Snow Ice Cream

Again, you have two options here. Both have a lot of sugar, so it really just boils down to which ingredients you have on hand.

Milk and Sugar Snow Ice Cream


  • ½ c milk
  • ¼ c sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


Combine all ingredients and stir until dissolved.  Put about 4 cups of clean snow in a mixing bowl.  Pour milk mixture over the snow.  Mix thoroughly.  Serve immediately.

Sweetened Condensed Milk Ice Cream


  • 8 c snow
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place snow in large bowl.  Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla.  Mix to combine.  Serve immediately in bowls.

More Snow Recipes

Click the recipe names below to go to the recipes:

a girl holding a stack of snowballs with trees in the background

I hope you have fun making food with snow! Tell me which one is your favorite in the comments.

10 thoughts on “Food You Can Make With Snow Recipes”

  1. That snow candy sounds good as well as the snow cones–my biggest problem would be finding clean snow!!

  2. Even though these are recipes for snow I would use shaved ice to make these for summer treats!

  3. This is too cool!!!! My daughter is obsessed with eating snow! I should make her something yummy out of it!!!

  4. What a great idea! Just pour juice over compacted snow. Better than wishing you were in Hawaii eating shave ice:)

  5. Kathy, I’m guessing you did the snow cones? I think next year I’m going to give the pancakes a try.

  6. this was a huge hit!!! we smashed the snow down and compacted it

  7. Kelly (aka Food Pusher—LOVE your blog name!), thanks for stopping by and again for the best Kool Aid snow cone recipe on the web. Looking forward to swapping more ideas in the future. And I agree, fingers crossed none of us will be needing to reference snow recipes again anytime soon.

  8. Thanks for the shout-out and for the additional snow recipes, although I’m hoping I am not able to use any of them until next winter. 🙂

  9. Wendy—yes, definitely make sure the snow isn’t yellow BEFORE you add juice to it. 🙂

  10. Right on Sister! Making snow cones out of a snowstorm, way to be optimistic. I on the other hand am using today to lazily do nothing, as we are all back in our pajamas after a 30 minute snow shoveling and car digging out. Though the snow cones using juice sound tempting…. just going to have to find “clean” snow to use.


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