I was fascinated by a discussion in the forum this week about making “snow ice cream” as it was something I had never heard of before. I didn’t grow up around a lot of snow, and while I certainly had my childhood moments of cramming snowballs in my mouth during rare episodes of snowfall, the notion of actually deliberately making something of it had never occurred to me. And it sounds so fun!!! And it is so fun!
You can see the forum discussion and a couple of variations on the snow ice cream idea in this topic thread, but here is my twist on it–a snow ice cream recipe pared down to a perfect bowlful, just right for each child (or grownup, c’mon!) to make it their way!
Here are the basics–
How to make Snow Ice Cream:
Makes one bowlful of snow ice cream.
1 1/2 cups fresh snow
3 tablespoons milk or cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon sugar
So go grab you a bowlful of snow. About a cup and a half. Should fit in a regular-size ice cream or cereal bowl.
Dump in three teaspoons of milk, or cream if you have it on hand.
Now add a half teaspoon of vanilla.
Then a teaspoon of sugar.
Stir it up! It’s pretty darn good with a cookie.
But think of the possibilities! You could add a few squirts of chocolate syrup, or caramel or strawberry, whatever you like. Throw some nuts on top and maybe a cherry. Or a dollop of blackberry jam! Or instead of milk or cream, use whipped cream. With kahlua. Mmmmm!!
Oh man, now I can’t wait for it to snow again………….. Snow ice cream is ridiculous fun.
Oh, and for more ridiculous fun? Check out me, Coco, Clover, Spartacus, and Sugar (the cat) as dancing elves! Click here. Seriously, it’s ridiculous. And so much fun. (You can make your own, too! By the way, they offer the images on products, but if you do this for yourself, be careful as the images may be too small for quality purposes. And thank you to Jerry for making this for me!!)
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