snow day

Living in St. Louis definitely has it’s seasonal ups + downs.  White Christmas?  Yes.  Tornadoes on New Year’s Eve?  Sure.  Five inches of snow 2 weeks later?  You betcha.  And if you know St. Louis drivers, you know we freak out at the slightest talk of snow.  The Schnucks Panic Aisle was definitely opened last night…

Luckily, I was able to get a wonderful 3 mile run in outside before the weather turned too bad.  I might not like running in rain, but I LOVE running in snow!  And a little extra in the Vibrams made it even more glorious!


Both Matt + I had a snow day today.  [Well, technically I did, but I still had to go in, but left after lunch.]  And instead of doing the normal things people do in snow – build a snowman, go sledding, etc. – we took the suggestion of our local Fox station to make our own Snow Ice Cream!


Adapted from Fox 2 News St. Louis.  Makes 2 servings.

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup unsweeted vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5-6 cups fresh fallen snow (you probably won’t use all of this)

Add sugar, milk, and vanilla extract to a large bowl.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved.


Slowly stir in snow in batches, until it reaches the consistency of ice cream.


Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.


**If you don’t want to eat this right away, collect the snow and place in the freezer until ready to use.**

This is probably the easiest recipe in the world!  It took all of 10 minutes to make, including collecting the snow.  Now, our snow had already fallen and we just scraped off our patio table (I know, real sanitary, right).  Ideally, you should put a bowl outside while the snow is falling to get the freshest snow possible, but our way works too.

Seriously, this was probably some of the best homemade ice cream I’ve ever had!  Guaranteed, not creamy whatsoever, but when you think of homemade ice cream, it has the granulated, icy texture that I still really love.  If you are craving ice cream and have snow, MAKE THIS RECIPE!  Make it NOW!  Well, IF you have enough snow…


We are now debating on going back outside and making some more… I might make this every night until the snow is gone.  Just remember, don’t use the yellow snow…

  • i can’t believe you made your own snow ice cream! i’d be too worried about yellow snow… i hear you on the crazy st. louis weather too! i went to undergrad at wash u my fiance is in chiropractic school in chesterfield right now. i HATED st. louis weather!

    • We made sure it was snow on top… next time I’ll put out a bucket to
      collect fresh snow with no fear of yellow!

  • Lucas just saw Vibrams for the first time and is now dying to try them. Guess I know what I’m getting him for his birthday! 🙂

    • I absolutely LOVE them! I wish I could wear them all the time! We found
      them on sale on

  • Who would have thought?! I consider myself somewhat of an ice cream connoisseur (let’s just say I’ve eaten far too much of it in my lifetime), and I have never heard of doing this! I may just have to try this after our next big snowfall 🙂

    • Those were my exact thoughts when we watched them make it on the news! I can’t wait for it to snow again! Ha!