A few years ago we got one of those once in a lifetime weather events.Â Here in Texas it snowed, and snowed, and snowed. It snowed all night and it snowed the next day and by the third day, the snow in my front yard came up to my mid-calf in some places.
I realize that is not a big deal for many of you â€“ I lived in Pennsylvania for several years so I understand. This was, however, an amazing and miraculous sight to my children, on par with seeing a leprechaun in your rose garden when you hadnâ€™t been drinking. Although we homeschool, the day was declared a snow day and we headed outside.
The snow was fluffy and clean and since we had been reading Little House, I decided to make some snow ice cream. My youngest daughter was thrilled with the process and the flavor.
If youâ€™ve never made snow ice cream before it isnâ€™t difficult, and you probably have all the ingredients except maybe the snow. Bookmark this page so that when you get one of those huge snowfalls that is bound to happen in most states at some point, you can make this stuff. Itâ€™s fun!
Remember kids, stay away from any yellow or otherwise discolored snow.
Snow Ice Cream Recipe
- 1 gallon clean, new snow
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 2 cups cream or milk
Mix the first three ingredients together and then add enough cream to get the desired consistency.
photo credit: Marye Audet