Monday, December 22, 2008

Let Them Eat... Snow!!

Hey, if life dumps 10-inches of snow in your yard, make snow cream!

The kids kept wanting to eat the light, fluffy snow today, and who could blame them? I promised them real snow cones tonight, so we did these beauties when we were done with all our snow adventures today!

I know many folks make this with cream (but I didn't have any) and most only use vanilla (but when I think of snow, I think peppermint). These turned out great — like the lightest, creamy vanilla ice cream ever with a kiss of cool peppermint. Heavenly.

Peppermint Vanilla Snow Cream

  1. Scoop up a big bowl of clean snow from your backyard, and bring it inside.
  2. Take the last cup of whole milk left in the container (or half-and-half or cream if you have it) and add a couple Tbs. of sugar, 1 tsp (or so) of real vanilla and 1/2 tsp of real peppermint extract. Put the lid on the half-gallon and shake it up!
  3. Scoop snow into dessert bowls and pour "cream" on top!
  4. Enjoy!! Delish! (Can also top with whipped cream and sprinkles or crushed candy canes for an over-the-top snow cream sundae!)


Jen said...

Oooh! This must be what my neighbors made for us when I was little! We'll have to try it with our next snow shower!

-K said...

Actually, I should change "freshly fallen snow" to simply "clean snow". Really. I made more today. The kids are addicted...


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