Eating Snow

When the first flake falls here, my kids have one goal (okay two, but since they’re throwing things at each other every day of the year, snowballs hardly count, do they?)…collect enough white stuff to make ice cream.

Last night we enjoyed the first snow of the year, huge gorgeous Hollywood style flakes drifting heavily down.  We probably accumulated an inch or two.  That’s quite enough to get me excited.  I try not to ask how my teenager collects 4 buckets of ice cream from an inch of snow on the ground.  He assures me that he did NOT scrape it off  the dumpster, so that’ll have to suffice to putting my mind at rest.

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Doesn’t that look yummy?  If you’re looking for a good snow ice cream recipe, you can’t beat Paula Dean’s on the Food Network.  Regular sugar makes it grainy and crunchy.  Sweetened condensed milk….oooooooohhhhhhhh.  Lovely.

8 cups of snow

1 can sweetened, condensed milk

1 tsp vanilla

Mix. 

Actually, we used more than 8 cups of snow, but hey…who’s counting?

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Sweatshirts, flannel pjs, snow ice cream…and then of course, hot chocolate. LOL The works. 

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One thought on “Eating Snow

  1. Here’s our favorite snow ice cream recipe:

    Snow Mousse

    Have ready a lg. bowl of fresh snow. (In the upper peninsula of Michigan we wouldn’t dream of having this without at least 6 inches of fresh snowfall, but you have to do what you have to do!)

    Combine in a chilled bowl:
    2 c. whipping cream
    1 1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar
    1 1/2 Tbl. vanilla
    dash of almond extract

    Gradually whisk in some of the snow until the mousse is thick and well combined. Tastes great served in beautiful depression glass green sherbet dishes, with or without maraschino cherries on top. Ummmmm! I, personally, know of NO ONE who does not like this!

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