snow ice cream mama ruths


IMG_5565Living in the Ozarks they say if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes! Lol! Well, one thing’s for sure, we always get a few snow days each winter and that’s a reason to celebrate! Not only is it beautiful, with the hills looking like God sifted powdered sugar over the hills and valleys, but it’s a perfect time to make snow ice cream!

The recipe I’m sharing with you today is from my mother-in-law Ruth.  It’s got to be over 40 years old! Mama Ruth raised her 4 kids up in the mountains of Idyllwild, California. She was an amazing cook and homemaker. Ruth always had candles glowing, a yummy supper cooking on the old-fashioned cast-iron-style electric stove and a blazing fire to get toasty by when friends and family came in from the cold.  When my hubby and I were dating, his mama would invite me to stay at the big old cabin for the weekend. If it snowed we could always count on a fresh batch of delicious snow ice cream to enjoy by the crackling fire. IMG_5494

Mama Ruth’s recipe is as easy as 1.2.3!

You just need three ingredients.

Snow, Sweetened Condensed Milk, & Vanilla.


Gather 10 cups of fresh, clean snow


Pour in the can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla.
IMG_5501Mix it up well. That’s it!


Scoop it into a bowl or dessert cups and eat right away.


To make it even more festive add some sprinkles!

Sprinkles make everything more fun!



While you’re at it…why not add a candle!

This is a Snow Day celebration by golly!

Talk about making fun memories for your kids or grandkids!

What kid doesn’t love to blow out a candle?

Have them make a snow-wish!


For even more fun…

Take the tune of the

 “Happy Birthday” song and

sing these words instead;

“Happy Snow-Day Hooray!

Happy Snow-Day Hooray!

Happy Snow-Day Hooray!

Happy Snow-Day Hooray!”

IMG_5542Enjoy this most scrumptious-dilly-umptious dessert!

snow ice cream mama ruths

Mama Ruth’s Snow Ice Cream

10 cups fresh snow

1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 teaspoon Vanilla

Mix well, serve it up and enjoy!

For more yummy desserts

you might like these recipes!

Old School Snickerdoodles!

Aunt Gen’s Date Nut Bars

Grandma’s Old Fashioned Ginger Snap Cookies

Aunt Ruthie’s Chewy Golden Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Butter Crunch Apple Pie

Bless your family…make home sweet!

Aunt Ruthie

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