Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow Cream

Growing up in Arkansas, there were a few times when it snowed during the winter, but for the most part, we had a very dry cold green winter. Living in south Georgia for a number of years, there was hardly a winter where the temperature was below 50. Now that we've been in Virginia, we've been blessed to see the silvery white flakes fall every winter. This year, the beautiful blanket has fallen much earlier than in years past.

We had an amazing and unexpected snowfall earlier this week and today brings another lovely sheet. I thought it would be appropriate to share my recipe for Snow Ice Cream. In between your snowball fights and making snow angels, celebrate winter with a yummy bowl of fresh 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.

Don't like vanilla snow cream?? Change the flavor!!

Substitute the vanilla for a different flavor:
add 1 tbl rum extract and add a little coconut.
add 1/2 tsp of peppermint extract and top with chocolate syrup for a mint chocolate snow cream.
add 1 Tbl Almond extract and stir in some chopped nuts
add a little Nestle Strawberry powder, to taste, to make a delicious strawberry flavored snow cream.


1 comment:

Stephanie said...

How I miss snow cream! Maybe some day I;ll live where it snows again!