Snowpocalypse! Snowmageddon! SNOMG! Whatever portmanteau your local news outlet uses to panty-bunch about major winter weather events, odds are they bury the lede like a Mini Cooper in the path of a city plow. I won't: FREE FOOD is FALLING from the SKY.
Here's how to get your blizzard buffet on for a fraction of the price of Haagen-Dazs Dulce de Leche and feel like you're Laura Ingalls Wilder, hardscrabbling out on the Dakota Territory, minus the outhouse and pig bladder balloons.
You'll need a large clean bowl, a can of sweetened condensed milk and your favorite vanilla. (In the version pictured above, I used Madagascar Vanilla Bourbon powder, but that's just because I get random, fancy stuff in the mail. Regular vanilla extract is fine.)
The moment you notice snow falling, set the bowl outside in a spot you're sure is out of any animals' splash zones. Sure, you could brush some from the top of a car, but this ensures the cleanest, fluffiest flakes. When the bowl is nearly full, bring it inside.
Here's where the measurements get a tad fuzzy but hey - you're cooking with snow. It's not like you're meting out saffron threads and truffles by the microgram.
Open the sweetened condensed milk and with a spatula, gently, thoroughly fold about a third of the contents into the snow until it's thoroughly mixed. Keep adding condensed milk until the mixture is as rich as you'd like. Then stir in the vanilla, a half teaspoon at a time, until the taste is to your liking. Spoon into bowls, serve immediately.
If you'd like a slightly less creamy version, ditch the sweetened condensed milk and replace it with a mixture of one cup milk and one half cup sugar.
Yes, we are aware that many folks find snow gross and toxic. Others don't. Make at your own risk.
Try "Little House on the Prairie"-sanctioned Hailstone Ice Cream or Snow Candy and read "The Little House Cookbook: Frontier Foods from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Classic Stories."
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4 cups snow
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Will give you great tasting snow cream. Nothing fancy, just good.
i have always wanted to know how to make this thanx for posting the recipe
My mother always made snow ice cream when we had ann accumulation of the "white stuff." We children (all six of us) would race around after the snow had stopped to see who could get the most for her to work with. Vanilla, sugar and cream were added and placed into the freezer to harden. Ummm! Certainly beat trudging out in the snow to a store!
My grandma used to make snow ice cream whenever we had substantial snowfall in Oklahoma. Thanks for sharing this recipe – brought back a lot of good memories.
And here for years I thought we were weird. I'm glad our family isn't the only one gobbling up tasty flakes!
Of course, snow ice cream is a tradition! Big flakes make the best ice cream. It has to stay below freezing for the snow to be good, and you have to monitor your chosen snow accumulation to make sure it doesn't get "contaminated." And yes, we live in the country, so we never have a problem with "smog snow." We add vanilla, cream and sugar. Mmmmmm...
mm sounds good, I wish it would snow in texas!
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By the way-those little chunks are not chocolate chips.. be sure to remove the bird poop before eating..
Hahahha. I do have an inordinate amount of pigeons in the courtyard...
I put my bowl outside on the windowsill already. Can't wait!
Snowcream is nothing new. I made it when I was a little girl over 40 years ago.
comes out gray in the City
Snow cream is wonderful. An easier version (offering more variety) is to use the flavored coffee creamers. Mix it into the snow a little at a time until you've got the consistency and flavor you wnat.
Snow ice-cream has been a tradition in our family for years. Grew up with it and so are my grandkids. Delicious!
I love science. String theory leaves me agog like a tiny child.
I also like snow ice cream. I have snow whether I want it or not, I have to eat whether I want to or not, why not combine the two and make something good out of it?
Looks like mashed potatoes. :)
I can't believe the Science section is gone and this crap exists. I'm stunned.
Half pint–I get it! Pa called Laura half pint.
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