Sunday night and Monday brought the biggest snowstorm of the season. 6-8 inches of snow falling all night and all day only means one thing around here: SNOW DAY!! Having grown up in California, snow is still a novelty, and all things snow related still trigger the 8 year old in me, at least for a while. (Ok, a lot of things trigger the 8 year old in me, but whatever.) During the last big snow, I had read about snow ice cream, but all our snow was too dirty at that point for consumption. This time I remembered, and filled a nice size bowl with clean stuff.
P was skeptical, but I made up quite a tasty batch while he shoveled the sidewalk. It was simple and tastier then either of us expected.
Below is the recipe I based mine off of, although I didn't have exact measurements of anything. I used half and half which we had in the house, it made it extra creamy.
Snow Ice Cream
1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk
When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.