3 Ingredient Strawberry Snow Ice Cream Recipe

LAST UPDATED: Dec 18, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Mar 01, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

Make Strawberry Snow Ice Cream with just 3 ingredients for a sweet treat and a memorable snow day tradition!

strawberry snow ice cream with sprinkles on top and gold spoons on side

Adalyn has been loving all things strawberry lately and when I mentioned making chocolate snow ice cream this afternoon, she asked if it was possible to make strawberry snow ice cream. Her wish is my command.

She’s a girl after my own heart getting creative – especially when it comes to dessert! Making strawberry snow ice cream is incredibly simple and requires just 3 ingredients.

It’s a quick and easy recipe that kids can help make! Simply prep the ingredients and chill until they bring in a bowl of fresh snow!

Making ice cream from snow is easy, but there is one variable – your snow! Today’s snow was blended with sleet, which means it didn’t quickly melt, but it’s slightly more icy in texture. Don’t miss my tips below for successful snow ice cream, every time.

pink ice cream with sprinkles gold spoon next to dish

Strawberry Snow Ice Cream Ingredients

  • Cream – or milk, whatever you have on hand. I prefer to use Whole Milk, Half and Half or Heavy Cream if possible, but any milk including 1% or skim will do! You can make this recipe with rice milk to make it naturally dairy-free! 
  • Strawberry Nesquik – adds a delicious strawberry flavor synonymous with traditional strawberry ice cream. 
  • Snow, of course! – you’ll need several cups of snow – it tends to melt quickly, bring in more than you need and freeze until you’re ready to make ice cream. You can use fresh shaved ice if you prefer. Fresh fallen snow is generally considered safe to consume as long as it’s clean. Enjoy in the first 24 hours.

Don’t have Strawberry Nesquik? You can substitute strawberry milk and eliminate Nesquik.

pink snow ice cream on spoon

Optional Toppings:

  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate Sauce

Tips for Making Ice Cream with Snow

  • Your result will largely depend on what kind of snow you have. If needed, freeze your snow for a few minutes first. If you have a wet snow, you’ll use less milk or cream. A dry snow may use more.
  • Gather ingredients and make your mixture first before bringing in snow as it will quickly melt. You can always pop it in the freezer, if needed.
  • Be sure to blend sugar into milk mixture first to help the sugar dissolve so it doesn’t result in a gritty dessert.
  • You can blend in more snow as needed to reach the desired consistency.

You’ll also love my traditional Snow Ice Cream recipe!

closeup of stawberry snow ice cream in a small dish

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3 ingredient strawberry snow ice cream recipe in less than 5 minutes

Strawberry Snow Ice Cream

Creamy Strawberry Snow Ice Cream for a fun and flavorful snow day treat.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 2
Calories: 37kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup strawberry Nesquik
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups clean snow

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl, combine milk and strawberry powder until dissolved.
  • Stir in clean snow until it has reached the desired consistency.
  • Serve immediately or freeze.

Notes

  • Your result will largely depend on what kind of snow you have. If needed, freeze your snow for a few minutes first. If you have a wet snow, you’ll use less milk or cream. A dry snow may use more.
  • Gather ingredients and make your mixture first before bringing in snow as it will quickly melt. You can always pop it in the freezer, if needed.
  • Be sure to blend sugar into milk mixture first to help the sugar dissolve so it doesn’t result in a gritty dessert.
  • You can blend in more snow as needed to reach the desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 81mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Calcium: 69mg
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