Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Snow Ice Cream

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.


Abby said...

Guess I'll be doing the snow dance in hopes of one more snow this year to make this recipe

TeaLady said...

This was one of my favorites as a kid. But living in Louisiana, it never snows, so.....

Thanks for the memory.