Snow Much Fun: Yummy Ways to Eat Fresh Snow

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Many children who live in snowy areas can’t wait for the first snowfall of the season to arrive. Beyond outdoor activities like making snow angels and snowmen, many find delight indoors, turning snow into delectable treats such as snow candy and ice cream. Embrace the snowy season this year and extend it to your kitchen!

Is it Safe to Eat Snow?

Contrary to concerns about air pollution, snow can act as an air purifier during its initial fall, clearing pollutants. To ensure the snow you consume is clean, it’s advisable to collect it in bowls placed strategically during the first hour of snowfall. This method allows fresh flakes to fall directly into your mixing bowl, making the process of creating snow cream even more convenient.

However, moderation is key, as even the freshest snow may contain traces of pollutants. Enjoy your snow cream responsibly, savoring your treat without overindulging.

Two-Ingredient Snow Ice Cream

This snow ice cream offers a delightful winter indulgence with just two ingredients. The simplicity of this recipe ensures a quick and satisfying snow ice cream experience,  and all you need is one gallon of clean, fresh snow and one to two cans of sweetened condensed milk.


To make it, thoroughly mix the clean fresh snow and sweetened condensed milk in a bowl until well combined. If you find that 1 can of condensed milk is insufficient, it’s advisable to have 2 cans ready for an extra sweet touch. For those who prefer fruity flavors, an alternative is to use any smoothie mix and pour it over the snow (without the milk).

Maple Syrup Candy

Maple syrup on snow is a delightful treat, especially for those with ample snowfall. To make it, you’ll need one gallon of clean, fresh snow, two cups of real maple syrup, and 15 wooden popsicle sticks.

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Pack clean, fresh snow into a large bowl or baking dish. Smooth the top and place it in the freezer. In a large saucepan, bring the maple syrup to a boil, stirring with a wooden spoon over medium-low heat until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm ball. Remove the snow from the freezer and pour about 2 tablespoons of syrup per piece over the snow in thin lines about 5 inches long. Allow the syrup strips to cool and firm for a few seconds. Pull the candy strips out of the snow, then wind them into a lollipop around the end of a wooden pop stick.