I’d never heard of snow ice cream, but over the past couple of days there have been several references to it on Twitter. So I hunted down some instructions on how to make ice cream from freshly fallen snow.

If you’re going to try this, be smart about it. No exhaust fume-tainted snow. No yellow snow. No snow scraped right off the ground that has dirt, grass and rocks in it. In fact, I’d use the tip from the video and place a bowl out before it starts snowing to specifically collect snow for your ice cream.

In this video, Tara Kellam, editor of Living on a Dime, demonstrates how to make homemade snow ice cream.

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.