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Snow Ice Cream

Someone I knew once said: “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When life gives you a snow day, you make snow ice cream!”

I couldn’t agree more!

With an ever-expanding blanket of snow cover over much of Nebraska, I thought it would be a perfect time to share with you my recipe for making snow ice cream.

Creating this scrumptious “snow cream,” as I call it, is a fun activity to do with the kids on a cold winter day here on the Great Plains. They’ll have a blast making it and eating it (so will the big kids)!

Without further ado, here’s the recipe:




Condensed Milk

Sugar (optional)


Chocolate Syrup (or other favorite flavoring/topping)

First, gather a bowl of fresh, clean snow (make certain there is no yellow color to it or dirt particles in it, and do not collect any snow around vehicle traffic areas). Then, mix in enough condensed milk to give it the consistency of real ice cream. Add sugar, vanilla and chocolate syrup (or your other favorite flavoring/topping) to taste. This only takes about five minutes to complete.






Serve and consume immediately! Enjoy!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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