Sunday, January 21, 2007

When Life Gives You Snow...Make Snow Ice Cream!

Given the emotional & trying week we just experienced (see "In Memory"), it was nice to take a little time to do some fun stuff with the family over the weekend. We made it back to Leedey just in time for the snow storm. I'm guessing we got about 6-8 inches and it was wonderfully fluffy (unlike the nasty ice we received the week before).

One of the many activities we took part in was making Snow Ice Cream. It's really a very simple process--not at all like churning homemade ice cream (which I hate to do!). For those of you who are new to the whole "snow ice cream experience," here's how it's done:

You'll need a clean snow (not the yellow or brown kind--lol!)--enough to fill a dishpan or medium mixing bowl; 1 tsp. vanilla extract; 1 can of evaporated milk or half & half (I've also heard that Eagle Brand milk is better!), and 1 cup sugar.

Start by adding vanilla, then sugar & finally, milk/cream of choice. Stir it up until it is a custard-like consistancy. I'll be first, it wasn't so great. It tasted very gritty (maybe the sugar?), and I'm no fan of gritty ice cream! But after sticking it in the freezer for a while, it was pretty good!

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