Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Cream

If you’ve never tried this, you should!

First, gather some snow.  Clean, fresh snow.  I recommend scraping the top layer of snow off the railing of your deck or gas grill. 

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Next, add a bit of sugar.  Actually, quite a bit.  Don’t measure, just pour. 

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And then pour in some vanilla…  Again, just pour some in.

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Now isn’t the time to be shy.  Use the heaviest milk product in your fridge.  I had heavy cream.  Oh, my.  Actually, my fridge always has heavy cream in it.  Is it any wonder those last five pounds will not budge?

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Stir it up, while singing that song by Bob Marley so the kids will laugh.

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Magically, you end up with something that greatly resembles soft serve ice cream. 

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Yum!  Enjoy!


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  1. This is the most awesome thing ever! I'm going to try this....and I'll let you know what happens when you only have 1% milk.

  2. That looks yummy!! I think we might try that later this morning :)! Although I too only have milk :(, I used the last of my heavy whipping cream just the other night! We will see how it goes with 2% milk :).

  3. I used 2% milk yesterday~its good it just looks "creamier" Fatimas way! Jim and David love it when we make snow cream~

  4. Thank you so much. I tried it with my two girls and they loved it as did I. My oldest 3 thought it was so cool that she was eating snow!

  5. The 1% milk didn't go well....I also have some vanilla that is from Mexico and is overly that all off with the fact that when we ate it, it felt like we were crunching on the sugar....blah! We tried it twice like this and it just didn't work out for us. Too bad....

  6. I've had this made with 2%, whole, half & half, and heavy cream. I'd have to say that the higher the fat content, the better the taste. I've heard somewhere that the fat has nice, smooth molecules that make your taste buds happy... Don't know if that is true, but it sure does seem to make a difference in the texture. My homemade ice cream recipe calls for heavy cream, too. The heavy cream makes a very smooth, rich product in that recipe, too. Not good to eat heavy cream for every meal, but it sure is yummy!

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  8. Ooh, that looks great! I'll have to try it. Thanks for sharing it! :)

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  9. That's so cool! We have tons of snow here in Sweden. So this is a great way to get rid of the snow outside and use it for something yummy inside instead.

    Thanks for the tip! And have a lovely weekend! :-)

  10. Wow, that looks so cool!! And yummy :)

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  12. I never heard of this before...that is cool.

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  13. Yummmmmmmmm... makes me wish I lived where it snowed.


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