Next time you’re hit with an unexpected snow day, try one of these Snow Recipes. Kids love making food out of snow!
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.
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
- 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.
- When syrup is cool, place it in a liquid measuring cup (one with a spout).
- 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 tsp 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 tsp vanilla extract
Place snow in large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.
More Snow Recipes
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I hope you have fun making food with snow! Tell me which one is your favorite in the comments.