Thursday, June 30, 2011

Duggars' Snow Ice Cream Recipe

As requested, here is the Duggars' recipe for Snow Ice Cream, as seen on Tuesday's episode of "19 Kids and Counting," Duggars Snowed In. Enjoy!

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Snow Ice Cream

Ingredients:
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups sugar, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon imitation vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon real vanilla 
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream or half-and-half
  • 6 quarts clean, fresh snow (fluffy, not packed)
Directions:
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugar, vanilla, and whipping cream. 
  2. Add snow, 2 cups at a time.
  3. Stir until mixture is ice cream consistency.
*This recipe is found on page 160 of the Duggars' first book, "20 and Counting."

Have you tried snow ice cream?

36 Comments (Click Here to Add Yours):

Anonymous said...

Always made snow ice cream growing up. Maybe it's an Arkansas thing?

Have used the same recipe as the Duggars and a few other variations. Our latest is the easiest - 1 can Eagle brand milk and a bit of vanilla mixed into a huge bowl of ice cream.

- Jan

Ginger said...

We had it this past winter and the one before that. Snow is very uncommon in Texas, so it's a rare treat. We LOVE it!

Anonymous said...

Last winter my mom made it and it was very good. Also onetime my friend was babysitting a little girl and she wanted snow icecream and we made it and put food coloring and as a joke we made some yellow snow icecream

Christine said...

Yes, my dad used to make it when I was a very little girl. :) it was one of my fondest memories.

Kathy said...

I remember the big snow of 1973 in GA and my parents made it for us to have. I was a very fond memory of all of us together.

Anonymous said...

Yes! I bought the Duggars' book and it was then winter and I made it; it worked! Oh, btw, for others who are cholesterol-conscious, yes, it DOES work with milk instead of cream. I couldn't tell the difference; taste-wise.

Joy said...

I like snow ice cream. We usually don't have enough snow, however. But one time this past winter, we got lots of snow and made ice cream. It was my first time to have it. It tasted great...IF you scooped up a bite from the part of the bowl that had vanilla in it. Otherwise, you'd just get snow. :-/

Anonymous said...

That sounds disgusting. Real snow? As in snow off the ground? as in snow that is full of yuck?

Elizabeth said...

Maybe it's because I am a life-long Floridian, but eating snow just seems gross to me. Judging from the comments, it's not weird to eat snow though. Since I've only seen snow twice in my 32 years of life, I'm sure it's just my own prejudices. :-D

Anonymous said...

Yes, snow on the ground...they had over two feet of snow so there was plenty of snow that wasn't actually ON the ground so it was just frozen water (as in, that's what snow is - just frozen precipitation). I grew up in CT and have eaten plenty of snow in my time (I'm 41 now) and haven't suffered any damage from it. I live in Florida now and miss the snow terribly.

Anonymous said...

I bet it tasted great but it looked awful... when they were making it ... it looked a little like pea soup ice cream.. yuck.... LOL...
Angel in PA

Anonymous said...

Didn't they use condensed milk as well?

Anonymous said...

They did mention the condensed milk in the episode from June 28th. It is not listed in the recipe though.

Lily and Ellie said...

There are many version of show ice cream. The recipe we posted is from their book and seems to be the only one the Duggars have shared with the public. The recipe they used in the June 28th episode was slightly different and did include condensed milk. However, they did not give the quantities of ingredients, so it would be very difficult to prepare.

Blessings,
Lily and Ellie

TABC Certification Online said...

Hey there Lily and Ellie! Nice blog by the way, I'm not used to eating snow ice cream but I do love ice cream! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

dugoutgeorge said...

Funny how I have lived in Minnesota my whole life and never heard of snow ice cream. I'm going to try this year. BTW to the ones who think eating snow off the ground is disgusting, when you get as much snow as we do, several inches at a time, it's actually not on the ground and we eat it while it is falling so it's fresh.

Anonymous said...

It sounds good but maybe 20 yrs a go, I live in the city alot of pollution, it has a yukki taste u have to realize there are chemicals in the air do u eat that?

Anonymous said...

Well, those chemicals are also in the air you breathe and in the water you drink. So nothing to worry about?

Anonymous said...

yes,snow that fell from the sky. if you get it from on top and make sure it is clean snow it is fine,

Gallery Hawkins said...

Snow as a food, is really awesome. I mean...It's my first time to try this snow thing...

Anonymous said...

I live in a place where we don't get much snow. So could I use a snow cone machine to shave the ice???

Anonymous said...

Is this a Duggar size recipe?

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

You can definitely use a snow cone machine. The final product might be slightly different, but it should work just fine.

~Lily and Ellie

Lily and Ellie said...

@Anonymous

Hi Anonymous,

It depends on how much you like snow ice cream, but 6 quarts is equal to 24 cups. Feel free to cut the recipe in half.

Enjoy!
~Lily and Ellie

cmhagemeyer said...

We just made snow ice cream for the very first time in our lives and it was easy to make and delicious! This will become a new winter tradition for our family!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this my boys tomorrow!!! We have over a foot of snow on the ground in Il and still coming down. Snow day from school= fun day for us!!!!

Anonymous said...

Real snow is very dirty! Don't eat it! Yuck!!

Anonymous said...

We tried this and it was yummers! after a few bites of vanilla though we decided to turn it chocolate! To do this we just added nice quality cocoa powder (to taste) and it tasted kind of like a Wendy's frosty. We did not make Duggar size amount ;) we only used about 4-5 cups of fresh snow and this was enough for about 4-5 people maybe 6 but we like a nice serving! ;) Thanks Duggars! Love watching your show you are all very inspirational.

Anonymous said...

we LOVED it

Linda said...

couple of photos would be appreciated :)

Amber said...

If you don't have snow can you just use a snow cone maker?

Katrina said...

I live in a small town in Alberta, Canada. We get a lot of snow around here and this I can't wait to be able to try this out o the kids I know and also on my niece and nephew :) Considering they love to eat the snow to begin with so why not? I know they will get a kick out it :D

Anonymous said...

Ginger digger you are my fav. Dugger

Anonymous said...

Joy you are older than me but I feel as if we are twins

Anonymous said...

Yes

lisa said...

Going to try it .The grandkids will love it.We live in michigan.L

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