Indoor Activity: Homemade Snow Pops

Today was another snow day in Northern Virginia. To keep my kids from flushing each other down the toilet, I try to think of things to do to keep them occupied. Today we used the snow to our advantage and made Snow Pops. This treat not only makes for a fun indoor activity on a crappy day, but you can prepare them ahead of time for a playdate snack or party. My kids LOVED them.

The basic mix comes from my mother-in-law who made it for Husband when he was little. I added a couple of my own touches to make it colorful and pretty. One of these personal touches includes the decision to make it healthier by using almond milk.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of snow
  • 2 tablespoons of raw sugar
  • 1/4 cup of milk (I used sweetened almond milk)
  • popsicle sticks, straws, or other sticks for holding the Snow Pop
  • food coloring (optional)
  • rubber shape molds
Step 1.
 
Bundle up your child and send him out in the wilderness to collect some snow. In a medium mixing bowl, have your child add her cups of “clean” snow.
 
Step 2.
 
Add the milk and sugar to the snow and mix it well. Make sure it makes a smooth mix. If it looks dry, then add more snow, milk, or both. Taste test to make sure it isn’t too sweet or not sweet enough.
The mix should look slushy.

Step 3. 

If you’re like me, and food coloring makes you cringe, then avoid this step. For the sake of this blog, I let the kids add some color. Take out your molds and spoon in the mixture.  Add just a tiny drop to each shape and mix with a tiny spoon. I used my 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon.

Shockingly my sons wanted blue.

Step 4.

Your Snow Pops are ready to be placed in the freezer. It’ll take about two hours for them to freeze.
Step 5. 
While the Snow Pops are freezing, cut your sticks if needed. I didn’t have popsicle sticks on hand, so I used Sunbeam Bamboo Skewers. Set them aside.
Cut the pointy ends for safety purposes.
Step 6.
Once the Snow Pops are starting to freeze, place a stick in each shape. If the stick falls over, the Pop isn’t frozen enough. After a couple of hours, remove your treat and enjoy!

 

 
 

8 thoughts on “Indoor Activity: Homemade Snow Pops”

  1. Looking for a recipe for this was on my to-do list! My aunt and I were recently talking about how my grandmother made them for us when were younger. Thanks! Via Embracing His Will

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