If you're a fairly new southern girl like I am (what? Almost 8 years is still fairly new!) you're probably wondering what in the heck snow cream actually IS.
I know I was.
Have been for years.
We really don't get THAT much snow down here. Not usually. But this winter is total #snowmaggedon aka #snowpocalypse or something like that. Seriously.
So, what's a mom to do?
You guessed it. Make her child (and herself, come on, it's GOOD) really happy with this snowy and surprising treat.
Snow Cream 101 coming right up!
I've tried making it two different ways. The first one comes out like vanilla ice cream.
Get yourself a can of sweetened condensed milk and some vanilla extract.
Wait for your bowl to fill up with fresh snow.
I think I forgot a step. Obviously, you need snow to make snow cream.
So get yourself a bowl, a mixing bowl works great for this. Put it outside - away from where your dogs - and possibly kids - can reach. Collect away!
Step 1. Freshly powdered snow fills up the bowl.
* Don't forget - you might need to move your snow into a bigger mixing bowl (I have this set of mixing bowls and they're perfect. They've also lasted for YEARS!) otherwise you'll find yourself cleaning snow up off the counter or quite possibly the floor. Unless you have dogs. They'll take care of it for you.
Step 3. Eat and enjoy!
Note for Step 2. You're going to have to mix it pretty hard. Get all that snow in there. It's going to be a workout, so you can skip the gym today. You're welcome.
Step 1. Collect yourself a beautiful bowl of snow.
Step 2. Add 1c sugar, 1c milk (I used skim) and a few splashes of vanilla.
* psst. You might need to move your snow into a bigger mixing bowl. Leave room for movement!
Step 3. Get your child to do the work this time. Mix it up really well.
* Note: You MAY need to add more snow, depending on how much milk you've added. We had to.
Step 4. Add some chocolate chips. It's instant vanilla chip ices.
* It's a little slushier than Recipe #1, which is more of an ice cream consistency. Using milk/sugar instead of the sweetened condensed milk definitely affects the flavor and texture, but will still do in a pinch.
So, there you have it. If I can do it, you can totally do it, too.
It's seriously so easy and really quite yum.
Let me know if you've tried these recipes or any other for your snow cream. I'm sure adding some whipped cream or sprinkles would rock. As would chocolate sauce. I've added some to my daughter's hot chocolate this morning, and my coffee, too. It cooled them down, but tasted really good.
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