The fresh dumping of snow we've received here in the midwest naturally means two things.
- Playtime will include snow pants.
- We will enjoy a bowl of snow cream, our homemade version of ice cream made with newly-fallen snow.
With the exception of the few days in July that we affectionately call "summer", we are surrounded by snow all year long. (Ok, so this might be a slight exaggeration...but, only SLIGHT. Our winters are L...O...N...G!) On the upside, we get plenty of opportunities to enjoy both snow play AND snow cream.
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This snow cream, which I originally learned about while reading The Duggars: 20 and Counting several years ago, is easy-peasy to make and even easier to enjoy. Here is my tweaked version of the recipe.
You will need:
1 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. half and half
12 c. fresh snow
In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, vanilla, and half and half. Add the snow, one cup at a time. Mix after each cupful of snow. Don't over mix. The finished snow cream should be the fluffy consistency of old-fashioned ice cream.