Friday, March 7, 2008

Let it Snow!!!

Today is Friday and I am home for the weekend. Since we are getting lots of snow I probably won't leave the house at all. We are supposed to get 4 - 6" of the white stuff. Maybe that is enough to make snow cream, except I don't remember how Mom used to make it!

This is just the start of a long night of snow.


Scott W said...

Sandy's Old-time Snow Cream Recipe

Basic Recipe

1 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
scant 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
large bowl of snow (about 3 quarts)

Blend milk, sugar and vanilla. Stir in enough snow to make snow cream to an ice cream consistency.

Variations - There are many variations for snow cream. For example,substitute canned cream for milk for a heavier flavor. Add Nestles Quik for a chocolate snow
cream, or use instant cocoa mix. Another variation is to add plump
raisins and cinnamon, or add a beaten egg for a nog taste. Puree an overripe banana and add to
the mixture. Get creative - you know your family's tastes.

Note: ALWAYS - ALWAYS make sure the snow is clean. It takes at least oneto two hours for snow to clean the pollutants from the air, then use only snow that has fallen after that first cleansing snow. It also goes without saying(but I will anyway), to make sure you do not collect the snow where
animals and birds eat (or do
other things). Cleanliness first. Stress that with the kids, because
this is a treat even the younger ones can make for the whole family.

Bill said...

The bottom line, Lisa, is do not use yellow snow.
Those variations just sound wrong. Stick with the basics.
Don't forget to add flouride. Your dad would want you to remember that.