As we head into snow season in Idaho, here are some ways you can make ice cream and other delicious treats out of snow.

Snow Ice Cream

Snow Ice Cream is really simple. Recipes vary. Here's one of the easiest recipes we found.

  • 8 cups of clean snow (We recommend you avoid yellow snow.)
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Mix well until you've got ice cream.  Feel free to add fruit or chocolate for flavor variety.

Maple Taffy

  • Real maple syrup
  • Snow
  • Cooking thermometer

Spread the snow onto a platter or cookie sheet.  Heat the maple syrup and boil to 235 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pour the hot syrup over the snow and wrap it around sticks for maple taffy pops.

Snow Margaritas

  • Tequila
  • Limes
  • Margarita mix
  • Snow

This is for the grown-ups. You pretty much take all the ingredients you would use to make a regular margarita but go a little heavier on the mix because you'll be watering down the mixture when you add snow.  Once you've mixed the tequila and mix, add it to a shaker along with a big handful of snow. Shake well.

What are some things you've made out of snow?  Share your ideas and we'll add them to our list.