Hot Cocoa Snow Ice Cream

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you snow and cancels your ornament swap party, make snow ice cream! It snows so rarely in Gardendale, so I’ll take the 3 inches of snow!


I couldn’t decide between making hot cocoa and enjoying the snow falling here in Alabama or making snow ice cream with a chocolate drizzle-so I made both!

Holding bowl of snow

I gathered a big bowl of snowy white snow. It was the perfect consistency-not too wet, not too powdery. It was also perfect for making snowballs!

Hot Cocoa snow with whip cream dollop

When I stirred two packages of Nestle hot cocoa mix in that great big bowl of white fluffy snowflakes, it dwindled to about half the amount. I squirted about three of these dollops of Reddi Wip real whipped cream into the bowl and stirred well. I didn’t want it to be slushy so I didn’t add milk or cream. The Reddi Wip was perfect for making it scooping consistency.


I used an ice cream scoop and filled a mug, drizzled with chocolate syrup, sprinkled with miniature marshmallows and topped with another tiny dollop of Reddi Wip. Just the warmth of our cozy home started melting the snow ice cream for the perfect treat to celebrate snow in Alabama!  If you got snow in your hometown today try some Hot Cocoa Snow Ice Cream. You probably have the ingredients in your fridge! If you don’t have Reddi Wip, you could use whipped cream or Cool Whip.

City of Gardendale snowing


Author: gritsandgouda

Hi! I’m Kathleen. I’m a food stylist, recipe developer, cookbook author, and event planner loving life in a charming town called Gardendale, Alabama, with my husband and two teenage children. I love to cook and laugh…not necessarily in that order.

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