I remember the first time I was introduced to snow ice cream. Thinking that all of this snow outside would eventually turn into ice cream nearly made me forget that it was Christmas. The basic snow ice cream recipe dates back nearly 3,000 years ago to a wonderful place, China. Many things were invented in China. Umbrellas, glasses, fireworks, and you guessed it…snow ice cream. The Emperors of China were the first people, we know about who were lucky enough to get to eat snow ice cream. Their cooks mixed snow and ice from the mountains with fruit, wine and honey to make a tasty treat for their rulers to enjoy when they wanted to relax.
Today, it’s the perfect winter treat to temp those kids to come back inside. Just let them know that they get snow ice cream after they eat their greens first. Here’s our recipe for a traditional snow ice cream treat. Don’t be afraid to tweak this out some with the addition of fruits and other delicious flavors to your liking. Click here for the recipe.