Peppermint Chocolate Snow Ice Cream

If you have no idea that much of the Unites States is in Snowmageddon 2014 you haven’t been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  I will spare you the picture but right now I am sitting in a nice warm house under a heated blanket while the current weather reads –12 with a wind chill of –35.  Roads are all shut down, schools are closed and you can’t find milk or bread at any grocery store.  It has been a long time since I have been in that cold of weather.

peppermint chocoloate snow ice cream 

However yesterday it was in the 30s and we got about 13” of fresh snow by the end of the day.  Besides a snow fort, a snowman and some cold red noses, we also made snow ice cream.

snowing outside

Now snow ice cream isn’t Dreyers or Ben & Jerry’s.  It is more ice like and less cream like.  However it is a fun novelty to make with the kiddos.

Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream

8 cups of fresh snow

1 cup of chocolate milk

1/2 cup of sugar

1 tsp of peppermint extract (more or less depending on your minty barometer)

Optional: Crushed candy canes

chocoloate peppermint snow icecream

1.  Simply scoop out some fresh snow and add the rest of the ingredients.

fresh snow icecream

2.  I used my hand beater to blend it well. 

peppermint chocoloate snow ice cream

making chocolate snow icecream

Serve immediately – it melts fast.  Add crushed candy canes for more peppermint flavor.

making snow ice cream

My kids loved it and we made a memory making it together.

snow ice cream 

So those of you who are currently in this winter wonderland grab a bowl of snow and start mixing.