Tuesday, December 14, 2010

When life gives you snow...

...make Snow Cream!  We have been having, along with the rest of the eastern Unites States, unusually cold weather and several inches of snow.  Even though we have been avoiding most sweets on all days but the Sundays of Advent, all that pristine snow outside and an abundance of cream in the fridge made the prospect of snow cream irresistible.  Here is how we made it:

About a gallon of fresh, clean snow
1 1/2 to 2 cups of whole milk, half and half or heavy cream (I can only vouch for the heavy cream!)
a cup of sugar
one teaspoon of vanilla extract

In a pint jar, shake up the cream or milk, the sugar and the vanilla.  Pour over the snow in a very large bowl.  Use a wooden spoon or spatula to mix together until the cream is thoroughly integrated.  Enjoy!  The flavor is just like vanilla ice cream, but fluffier.

1 comment:

  1. What fun! We have the very cold weather, but no snow other than the light dusting I mentioned on Monday. That's good, though, because the kids and I are making the day trip to my dad's burial site tomorrow to place a small Christmas tree by it. Have a good evening! +JMJ+

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