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Orange Creamscicle Snow Cream: Quick & Yummy Winter Fun

By Brooke McLay |

I’m still trying to figure out how I’ve lived in Colorado for 12 years and only just learned about Snow Cream this week.  What gives?  Snow Cream is pretty much the coolest, cleverest concoction in the world.  It’s ice cream made in minutes using snow, sugar and a bit of real cream.  Splendidly smooth and totally delicious.

Though our winter has been mild, the Colorado clouds hovered big time on Monday and offered up an opportunity to try our hand at making snow cream.  Since every one of my kids is a die-hard Orange Creamscicle fanatic, we flavored our snow cream to taste just like an orange creamscicle.  It was so easy and turned out so good that I had to pry the spoons from my children’s greedy little hands.  They licked their bowls clean, then begged us to make more.  I was more than willing to oblige.  After all, we had a whole backyard of snow, just waiting to be turned into ice cream.

Orange Creamscicle Snow Cream

  • 6-8 cups of snow
  • 8 ounces whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange gel coloring

Scoop clean, fresh-fallen snow into a large bowl (don’t panic about making the measurements exact and don’t pack the snow.  You want it to be light and fluffy.) Stir together the whipping cream, sugar, orange extract, and orange food coloring until the sugar is dissolved.  Pour the cream mixture over the snow.  Using a spoon, stir the mixture together until it’s creamy.  Add snow by the scoopfuls, if needed, until the mixture resembles ice cream.  Scoop into bowls & serve immediately.

Turn Your Snow Cream into a Sundae: For our Orange Creamscicle Snow Cream Sundaes (pictures above), we spread a dollop of whipped cream on top of the snow cream, added sprinkles, and topped it all off with an orange gumdrop.  So easy and so cute!

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Brooke McLay

Brooke McLay is a recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, and Good Cook. You can find and follow her latest whims at Cheeky Kitchen. Read bio and latest posts → Read Brooke's latest posts →

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8 thoughts on “Orange Creamscicle Snow Cream: Quick & Yummy Winter Fun

  1. Angel vee says:

    This sounds totally yummy, awesome write up need to try it…..How about some other cool snow cream recipes like a Kahlua Slammer, Mint, and alcoholic ones which can be found over at…..

  2. Jenny says:

    NO. WAY. I’ve lived in northern Utah most of my life. How have I never tried this? I’m going in the backyard with a big bowl right NOW.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. [...] found a recipe for Orange Creamsicle Snow Cream over at The Family Kitchen using real [...]

  4. Amanda says:

    I am so totally a creamsicle fan and an ice cream fan, I HAVE to try this! This would go perfectly with my orange creamsicle cupcakes! Thanks so much for sharing this, can’t wait to try it :)

  5. Liz@HoosierHomemade says:

    Wow! I must make these! We have about a foot of snow on the ground and more coming. My boys will flip over these!
    Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Cubicle says:

    What a great idea! I love a good creamsicle…and using snow is a great idea! I’m definitely going to try (and share) this recipe!

  7. Beth Anne says:

    We used to do this when I was a kid, but I haven’t had any for years! We are expecting another snow day this week, so I may have to teach my five year old the pleasures of snow cream!

  8. I’m the Editorial Assistant for Fun Family Crafts and I wanted to let you know that we have featured this treat! You can see it here:

    Thanks for a fun project idea!

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