When you think of ice cream, you might be thinking that it’s the last thing you’d want in the cold, snowy months of winter.
But hold on just a minute. Winter is actually the perfect time for ice cream, especially if we’re talking about DIY ice cream. Because if there’s snow on the ground, you’re already halfway to making your own sweet frozen treat.
It’s a bit of an unconventional way to make it (though maybe not as unconventional as liquid nitrogen), but it’s also a great snow day activity. Just don’t eat it outside if you want to stay warm!
And the best thing is that it’s super easy to make, as it uses ingredients you already have at home.
Naturally, it goes without saying to only ever use clean snow for this project — the more recently it’s fallen, the better.
Your best bet would be to set out a bowl during a snowstorm and let the snow fall right into it! Don’t collect snow from heavily trafficked places, or from spots that you know are full of yucky stuff. And of course, avoid yellow snow!
If it doesn’t snow much where you live, or if you’re squeamish about the quality and cleanliness of the snow in your area, you can also use shaved ice. If your blender is powerful enough, you can try crushing up ice into a snowlike powder at home.
Check out the photos below and try this next time there’s a snowfall!
Thumbnail Photo: Flickr