Snow (ice) Cream

So what does a snow day look like around your house?

Ours looks like a bundled up dog wearing socks as boots, held on with hair ties...poor thing!

But really, for us it is a bitter feels like temperature of -40, high of -12, low of -17. Bitter is the right word for that! BRR. Well, we are staying inside with many layers and blankets.

Today I am thankful for my warm house with a working heater.

I am thankful for the food in my refrigerator.

I am thankful for a laptop that I can work from home on.

But most of all, I am thankful for my mom who always created memories for me as a child.

I remember as a small girl when we'd get a fresh snowfall, my mom would send me outside with a bowl to gather snow. I would come inside and we'd make snow (ice) cream. Needless to say I haven't had it in years and Husband had never had it (only yellow snow — just kidding)! So of course with the recent excess snowfall, we made snow (ice) cream!

1 c plain soy milk (you can use whatever milk you prefer)
1/3 c granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt
8 c of clean snow (more or less)

In a large bowl, whisk soy milk, sugar, vanilla and salt together.

Bundle up and quickly run outside in the arctic air and scoop up some clean white snow!

Immediately run back inside and stir it into the soy milk mixture until it is your preferred ice cream texture (fluffy and not runny). Snow (ice) cream melts quickly so enjoy right away. Top with your favorite sundae toppings or even sprinkles! YUM.

Have you ever made snow (ice) cream? What fun memories do you have as a child or are making with your own kids today?

1 comment:

  1. This is genius! I love it! Not sure I can find a whole lot of clean snow unless we dig some up under the top layer in the deep freeze out there, but I heard more snow later this week, and I will definitely have my kids outside with bowls! I love this idea, thanks for sharing such a fun memory! And Braxton looks so cute!