My dad always said we had to wait until there was at least 2 and 1/2 feet of snow already on the ground with more coming steadily because then we knew the snow was clean. I can count on one hand the number of times the snow was clean enough to make snow ice cream. It's almost worth moving to a part of the country that gets more snow because boy is it good stuff! This recipe contains raw eggs. We recommend that pregnant women, young children, the elderly and the infirm do not consume raw eggs.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine evaporated milk, eggs, vanilla and sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in snow until mixture reaches desired consistency. Eat at once.

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Nutrition Facts

312.2 calories; protein 9.6g 19% DV; carbohydrates 47.4g 15% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 120.4mg 40% DV; sodium 165mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was a holiday tradition with my father. If you're concerned about the eggs not to worry. Don't use them. Similar recipes call for a pinch of salt too. But I use just milk sugar vanilla and snow. Tastes great. Also regular milk works fine if you don't have evaporated milk. As for clean snow when it starts snowing a good fluffy snow coming straight down we put a large pan outside to catch clean snow. If there's 4-6 inches on the ground you can skim off the top. Don't try to use a blowing snow or snow that's been on the ground a couple of days. You need a dry fluffy snow. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2007
I used to love snow cream however living in areas with acid rain and a lot of pollution... probably wouldn't recommend it. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 8
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This was a holiday tradition with my father. If you're concerned about the eggs not to worry. Don't use them. Similar recipes call for a pinch of salt too. But I use just milk sugar vanilla and snow. Tastes great. Also regular milk works fine if you don't have evaporated milk. As for clean snow when it starts snowing a good fluffy snow coming straight down we put a large pan outside to catch clean snow. If there's 4-6 inches on the ground you can skim off the top. Don't try to use a blowing snow or snow that's been on the ground a couple of days. You need a dry fluffy snow. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
IDEA: TRY heating the evap milk with sugar and eggs (OR temper)/ put through a strainer add the vanilla and chill in frige(before it snows). THIS WAY ANYONE Children Eldery and Immune Troubled CAN ENJOY Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
There certainly has been enough snow on the east coast for this. Here is an idea for the eggs: buy pasteurized egg product in a carton in the refrigerated section of the supermarket. They're real eggs -- just pasteurized and safe to use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I love snow ice cream. I don't measure out my vanilla..I just pour a little in there. This is how I traditionally make it but there is another recipe for snow ice cream on this site that does not require raw eggs..which is probably a little safer for children. We've had plenty of snow on the east coast lately...and this is a terrific way to use it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2004
Great recipe! If you don't have evaporated milk you can substitute Eagle Brand heavy cream or a mixture of the two for the evaporated milk. The snow waters down the taste so the richer you can make this the better! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
I have been looking for someone else who makes this recipe for years. I think my friends thought I was making this up! Nice to see it listed and also nice to see it stipulated that it is NOT MEANT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. Certainly dangerous for any 3 and younger...but delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2008
Pretty good! Before I added the milk mixture to the snow I divided it in half and stirred about 1/2 c. melted chocolate chips to half the mixture. I used each mixture on half the snow creating vanilla and chocolate ice cream - and the chocolate chips didn't dissolve all the way so it was almost like chocolate chocolate chip ice cream! A fun experiment. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2007
I used to love snow cream however living in areas with acid rain and a lot of pollution... probably wouldn't recommend it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2007
Great recipe! Even better than the snow ice cream from my youth! If you're concerened about salmonella (an issue for those with weak immune systems or the elderly or very young) then use an egg substitute. Read More
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