Stir about 8 cups of clean snow into a mixture of 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract for a basic snow ice cream. Serve the snow ice cream immediately with your favorite ice cream toppings.
Snow ice cream melts faster than normal ice cream. Stir the milk, sugar and vanilla extract together before gathering the snow so it doesn't have as much time to melt. Make the snow ice cream right after a snowstorm to ensure the snow is still clean. Stir in 1 cup of snow at a time until you get a consistency similar to ice cream.
Simple ingredient swaps allow you to make different flavors of snow ice cream. Try chocolate or strawberry milk in place of regular milk. Stirring ice cream syrup such as chocolate or caramel into the milk mixture changes the flavor. For fruity ice cream, add pureed fruit or snow cone flavoring syrup before adding the snow. Swapping out the vanilla extract for almond, butterscotch or mint extract is another flavoring option.
For creamier ice cream, use cream in place of the milk. Another option is to use sweetened condensed milk to replace both the milk and sugar in the original recipe.