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If you have no idea that much of the Unites States is in Snowmageddon 2014 you haven’t been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I will spare you the picture but right now I am sitting in a nice warm house under a heated blanket while the current weather reads –12 with a wind chill of –35. 

Roads are all shut down, schools are closed and you can’t find milk or bread at any grocery store. It has been a long time since I have been in that cold of weather.

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However yesterday it was in the 30s and we got about 13” of fresh snow by the end of the day. 

Besides a snow fort, a snowman and some cold red noses, we also made snow ice cream.

snowing outside

Now snow ice cream isn’t Dreyers or Ben & Jerry’s. It is more ice like and less cream like. 

However it is a fun novelty to make with the kiddos.

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream

  • 8 cups of fresh snow
  • 1 cup of chocolate milk
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp of peppermint extract (more or less depending on your minty barometer)
  • Optional: Crushed candy canes

How To Make the Chocolate Snow Ice Cream

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Step 1 – Snow

Simply scoop out some fresh snow and add the rest of the ingredients.

fresh snow icecream

Step 2 – Blend

I used my hand beater to blend it well. 

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Serve immediately – it melts fast. 

Add crushed candy canes for more peppermint flavor.

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My kids loved it and we made a memory making it together.

snow ice cream

So those of you who are currently in this winter wonderland grab a bowl of snow and start mixing.

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  1. Really cool! I really didn’t think it had snow in it! (I thought the bowl, with ingredients, would sit in the snow until cold.)That is definately a wonderful treat and memory to make with the kids. 🙂 We played a game in front of the fire and made pom-poms as our snow reached us when it was way too cold to be outside.

  2. That looks as fun to eat as it must have been to gather! Thanks for sharing your snow-day fun 😉

  3. I’m sitting here in western New York in the same conditions as you describe. Everything is shut down, dangerously low temps with the wind gusts, blizzard conditions, I cannot see out my windows because Jack Frost did his art work overnight. They say this storm will rival the Blizzard of ’77. And if you’re one to put meaning to numbers . . . Blizzard of ’77 . . . Blizzard of ’14? Hmmmm….

  4. We’ve been out of school for the past 2 days for extreme cold, but no snow! I sure would love to try some of this! Peppermint ice cream is actually one of my favorite foods on the planet! I’m on my last gallon now…and I’ll have to wait until next Christmas for more! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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