How to Make Snow Shakes

Have you ever made snow shakes?

They're the simplest of simple pleasures when it's snowing outside. You only need three ingredients -- two of which are snow & water!

So, I guess you could say they're a seasonal treat. 😀

Snow Shakes by 312food

I first learned how to make snow shakes from my dad, who used to make them on camping trips. They were his favorite sweet treat after a long day of hiking in the mountains.

It's -2 degrees in Michigan, and it's snowed almost every day this week, so I thought I'd try my hand at a few snow shakes of my own. And then snap a few quick pics outside while trying not to freeze my FACE off.

I hope you enjoy the fruits (lol) of my efforts. If you do, please pin & share. Thanks!

How to Make Snow Shakes by 312food




  1. Collect fresh snow in medium-sized mixing bowls (one bowl per flavor/serving -- about 12oz per shake).
  2. Add 1 packet of Carnation instant breakfast powder to each bowl of snow, and mix until the color is uniform. The mixture will be very icy/crumbly at this point, almost like Italian Ice.
  3. Slowly add 1-4oz of water, to desired consistency. More water = soupier & more flavorful drink!
  4. Transfer from bowl to glass to serve. If desired, add layers of Cool Whip (I did this for the strawberry version but not the dark chocolate version -- see pics below)
  5. Top with fresh fruit and any other holiday toppings you desire.

That's it!

How to Make Snow Shakes by 312food

I hope you like this super simple snow shake recipe, and that it gives you something fun to do the next time it snows outside.

As always, if you enjoyed the recipe, please pin & share it!

Thanks so much. Happy Holidays! <3 Erin

How to make snow shakes -- the best winter dessert! Only 3 ingredients.

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