Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Sweet Nothings #3 {Snow Ice-Cream}

Nothing beats the feeling we all had as young kiddos as we heard the joyous news that school was closed due to snow! Whether you opted to keep warm and snuggly in comfy jammies or suited up to tackle the bright snow-drenched world outside, it was always a time for fun!
Today, as the country is flocked with freshly fallen snow and school children all over exclaim, "snow day!!", we are celebrating with a giant, heaping bowl of oh-so-sweet snow ice cream!
Here's how we made ours as kids:


8 cups snow
1/2 cup white sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup milk

Suit up in snow armor (i.e. snow hats, mittens, scarves, galoshes).
Collect a large bowl of fresh, white undisturbed snow, around 8-10 cups. (Skim only the top layer of snow, avoid direct contact with the surface it is covering).

Once you're back inside and de-galoshed:
Stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency.

When completely mixed, the volume will have decreased considerably.
Spoon additional snow (5-7 cups) on top of the milk/snow mixture, filling the bowl to the top.
Enjoy now or cover bowl with plastic wrap and store in freezer for later use.

Have a secret ingredient or another delicious recipe? Share your special snow recipe with us!


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