Sunday, January 18, 2009

Snow Ice Cream

Snow ice cream was a very rare and exciting treat for me when I was a little girl.  Since it only snowed in the desert once every 10 years, we made snow ice cream as often as nature allowed. We collected our snow from the roof of the car in the driveway (since there was rarely enough to collect it from the yard without getting grass mixed in!). Ours always turned out rather soupy, though.. I wonder if we got a little carried away with the maple syrup? :) Here's the recipe I came up with this time 'round. 
1) Set a bowl out in the snow while it is snowing (or go out and collect good clean snow in a bowl) until you have about 12 cups of (NOT packed) snow. Leave the bowl outside until you've completed step 2.  2) Mix 1 c whole milk with 1/3 c cream and then add maple syrup to taste (but not too much--you don't want soupy snow ice cream) and vanilla extract 3) Pour the milk mixture over the snow in the bowl and stir well. 4) Serve. 5) Serve again. 6) Enjoy :)
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  1. umm.. i'm SO doing this this winter! :D

  2. it's super tasty :) I'm interested in trying it w/ brown butter and coconut milk :D