Snow Cream

Snow Cream

Snow Cream


1/2 cup Half & Half
3 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla extract
1 Quart of snow


Mix together first three ingredients until sugar is mostly dissolved. Pour over the snow and mix until combined. Should be the consistency of soft serve ice cream.

My Comments

This is another one of those things I remember from my childhood that I haven’t had since then. It’s basically a snow cone with cream instead of syrup. My sister had the idea that you could probably use a real vanilla bean instead of the vanilla extract but that would require simmering the half and half with the bean to extract the flavor and I was to impatient for that. Also note that I’m doing this because we just had a blizzard and there’s about 30 inches of snow in my front yard. Normally I wouldn’t classify the snow around Baltimore as edible, but in this case I think it’s OK.

4 Responses

  1. nice dude. was it goodness?
    i made sugar on snow the other day: boil syrup to 234, cool a bit, pour on snow, carmelizes into a toffee like substance.

    mel made snowcones w/ maple syrup too.

  2. Yeah, it was pretty good. I think I’d probably try less vanilla or maybe a other less artificialish flavor next time though.

  3. Looks lovely!

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