make snow cream!
Here in Connecticut, we have gotten dumped on with the snow. About 12 inches this week, 25 inches last week, I think there was 10 the week before. Since they are all huge snowstorms DURING the week, schools have been cancelling left and right for multiple days in a row. Sometimes the problem is the danger of driving the kiddos in buses in the snow, but sometimes, it’s just that towns have no where to put the snow! All the roads are narrow, the exits out of buildings are blocked, making them unsafe in the event of a fire or other evacuation. So more closings. At this rate, my husband, who is a teacher, is going to be working until the end of June. If there are any more snow days, he will start to lose his April vacation week. One. Snow. Day. At. A. Time.
Ah, well, I do enjoy having him home right now though! And, thanks to my friend Shari, I tried doing something fun with all this snow! I made Snow Cream! It’s like ice cream, or ice milk, and pretty yummy! The best part is you control the recipe, so you can have less sugar or more, less cream and more milk, and you can add flavorings to the mix yourself. Here is the recipe:
- 4 cups fresh snow
- 1 cup milk or cream (I did half heavy cream and half whole milk – sooo rich!)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla (I just dumped some in!).
Mix the milk, sugar and vanilla, and then measure in the snow. Mix well (it will get weird and crumbly at first). Serve immediately or put in container in the freezer. It does tend to melt really fast.
Snow cream is delicious sweet and fresh tasting. I felt like I could’ve eaten the whole bowl… but I didn’t! This would be great for babies, because you could always leave out the sugar and still give them a frozen treat.
It won’t exactly help you get the driveway clear, but it might help you like snow again! Let me know if you try it!