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Sunday, December 30, 2012

That "snow" ordinary ice cream

There I was, just wasting time making meaningful connections on Twitter the other night, when I overheard (over-read?) my friend Michelle talking to Katie about snow ice cream.

Being in love with anything that includes the phrase "ice cream" and possessing a yard several inches deep with fresh snow, I just had to butt into the conversation to see what the heck they were talking about. And what they were talking about was in fact...ice cream made out of snow.

When I was a kid, I once poured chocolate syrup over snow in a cup. The results were not stellar. But Michelle shared with me an actual recipe, one simple enough that even I couldn't screw it up.

The Ingredients

8c snow
14oz sweetened condensed milk
1tsp vanilla.

OR

1 gal snow
2c milk
1 c sugar
1tbsp vanilla

Not having sweetened condensed milk on hand, I chose option 2.

Here's how we did it:



I thought it tasted pretty good. A little like the ice milk my mom used to buy back in her "let's get this family healthy" phase. The peanut gallery had their own ideas:

Annie: "Tastes a little like a vanilla candle, but in a good way."
Charlie: "It tastes like sugar and snow and vanilla. Not like ice cream."
Robbie: "SUGARRRRR!"

If I were to make it again, and I think it's definitely fun to do once per winter, I would use either the sweetened condensed milk version of the recipe or make it with 2% or whole milk so it's creamier. I only had skim milk on hand, so that's what I used.

Snow Ice Cream. Try it, then let me know if your family likes it. 

4 comments:

Sara said...

Oh if we ever get enough snow I am gonna have to try this. I will certainly try the sweetened condensed milk! I'll try to remember to let you know how it turns out!!

Ellen aka Ellie said...

The Duggars do this!

Perhaps with my class if we ever get a big snow, but I wonder if the parents would be okay with it...

Annie said...

We did recipe #2 on our first snow day earlier this month, it was pretty good!

Tracy @ www.mytinytank.net said...

Your kids are so cute! What a fun thing to do together! I always enjoy your blog.