For those of us with flurries on the way, don’t get out your shovels just yet. Scoop up some of that clean, beautiful, white snow for an ice cream recipe the kids will gladly want to assist you with.

Yep, you heard us right. Real-deal snow is apparently the key ingredient in snow ice cream, which is all the rage this winter. It’s easy to make and supposedly quite tasty. All you need to do is find some fresh snow and mix it with milk, sugar, salt and vanilla extract. Follow this recipe from Gimme Some Oven for sweet success during your next snow day.