Snow Cream Recipe

Snow Cream Recipe - Dairy Free Kid Favorite Recipe for Winter

This week we finally got our first “snow day” that actually involved snow. For two days, my kids (and all the kids in the neighborhood) have been outside 8-10 hours a day sledding, building snow men and making snow angels.

One of the children suggested making snow cream and once the idea had been spoken out-loud, all of the kids begged to be able to make this treat.

The original recipe that we made when I was a kid involved:

  • Snow (of course)
  • Milk, heavy cream or *cringe* sweetened condensed milk
  • Lots of sugar

I wanted my kids to be able to try snow cream, especially since the opportunity only presents itself every few years around here, but I wasn’t stooping to sweetened condensed milk. I also didn’t have any dairy in the house and I wasn’t personally going to venture out on snowy roads to get any (I’m from the south… snow-driving isn’t covered in drivers ed!).

We ended up figuring out a dairy-free/dairy-optional version that the kids enjoyed (and really, how hard could it be to figure out… it only has four ingredients!)

Snow Cream Recipe - Dairy Free Kid Favorite Recipe for Winter

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Snow Cream Recipe

Snow cream is a classic winter recipe that kids love. Made with fresh snow, coconut milk (or regular milk), vanilla and (optional) sweetener, it is a recipe that kids can make and enjoy.


  • Fresh clean snow
  • 1 cup or more of coconut milk or (raw) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
  • (optional) honey or maple syrup to taste


  1. Collect fresh snow in a large bowl.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine snow, vanilla and any desired sweetener.
  3. Add just enough coconut milk or milk to create a smooth consistency.
  4. Mix well with a spoon until evenly mixed.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy.


Snow cream must be eaten immediately as it loses its consistency if kept in the freezer.

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