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Friday, January 13, 2012

Snow Cream

We made "snow cream" by govdoc_library_lady
Kind of off-topic, but too much fun not to share. I heard about this from a mom on an online parenting forum I read, and it will definitely be a new family tradition for years to come!

When we're expecting more than an inch of snow, I try to remember to put a big bowl out on the back porch. Wide and shallow is better than deep and narrow for catching enough snow, especially from a light snowfall (a 13x9 pan would work well too). The proportions are just guidelines...use less sugar if want, as much milk as is needed to make a nice texture and ofc how ever much flavoring you like. Depending on how light and fluffy your snow was, you might end up with a texture anywhere from melted milkshake to double-whipped sorbet.

I highly recommend having all your materials and ingredients, including serving bowls and utensils, measured and laid out before bringing your bowl o' snow in (especially if you're doing this with impatient toddlers).

Snow Cream
Makes a whole bunch

6-8 cups of snow (you don't need to be super-precise about this one)
1/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp vanilla or other flavoring (strawberry extract was a hit)
1/4-1/2 cup evaporated milk (regular milk will work too)

Mix the extract into the milk. Stir sugar into snow, then milk. Serve immediately.

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  1. uh yeah, we have had barely any snow this year, so no snow cream attempts at this house yet….

  2. Wish we ever got enough snow to do this.