Snow Ice Cream


Skills: Small motor skills.  Measuring and stirring.  Difference between warm and cold.  Use of imagination.​

Letters/Sounds: S (snow, stir), V (vanilla), C (can opener, clean, cold, cream),

I (ice), S (snow, stir).


















  • 1 (14-oz) can Sweetened, condensed milk (or 1 can of evaporated milk with sugar added).

  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract

  • 8 cups Very clean snow (or shaved ice)









Step 1)

Shake the can of sweetened, condensed milk and then open it with a can opener.



Step 2)

Pour the sweetened, condensed milk (or the evaporated milk + sugar) into a small bowl or measuring pitcher.



Step 3)

Add the vanilla extract and stir.   



Step 4)

Put the snow in a large bowl (or into individual small bowls).  






Step 5)

Pour or drizzle the milk mixture over the top of the snow
























Step 6)

Stir everything together and then eat!






  • Have you ever tried to catch a snowflake in your mouth and eat it?             What happened?  

  • Was it easy or hard to stir the milk into the snow or shaved ice?

  • Is snow ice cream cold or warm? How do you know?

  • What happened to your bowl and spoon when you were stirring the snow ice cream?  Did they get cold or warm?  Why do you think that happened?

  • What if there was a teeny, tiny polar bear in your bowl of snow ice cream, what would you do?

  • What do you think the teeny, tiny polar bear would do?  Would it eat your snow ice cream, too?








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