Friday, February 5, 2010
When presented with three snowstorms in a week, one of which threatens to be the biggest in recorded history in the DC area, what do you do? You make Snow Cream of course! It's akin to ice cream, but more like ice milk. It is delicious and delightfully easy. My 4-year-old son came home from pre-school raving about this recipe, which they had made together that day for snack time. This is the recipe as he told it to me:
"You need a big bowl, and you scoop up snow to put in it. But you have to wear gloves, and if there is any dirty snow you throw it out. Then you stir it and stir it and put in some milk, and some vanilla, I mean some vanilla flavor, and some sugar. And then you stir it up, and it's snow cream!"
And that's pretty much what we did. Here is a more formal (but less cute) recipe:
1 bowl of clean snow, about 4 cups or so
1/4-1/2 cup of milk (we used whole milk but you could probably use any kind)
1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring
1 tablespoon of sugar
Pour 1/4 cup of milk, as well as the vanilla and sugar, into the bowl of snow. Stir well. If it doesn't stir well, add more milk, up to an additional 1/4 cup, until desired consistency is reached. Spoon into bowls and eat immediately. Serves 4.
Here is a happy Snow Cream eater: