Saturday, February 03, 2007

Snow Ice Cream

It took until the first of February for us to get any winter weather around Memphis, but we finally received some yesterday. It left as fast as it dropped by to say hello, but I snapped a few photos which are over at my regular blog.

The whole thing reminded me of course, of childhood. When I was a little girl, we seemed to get more snows and "snow days" back then. I remember my mother making Snow Ice Cream!! You don't traditionally think of eating something cold and frozen when the temperatures are so cold but we always looked forward to this (and I guess me in particular, because i'm an ice-cream addict anyways! lol).

I looked around online and found a recipe, which sounds about right, or "close to" what my Mom used when she made it in the past... Now please note that as Mom warned us "Never to make ice cream out of the very first snowfall because it will give you a sore throat." You can use your own judgement, but I always listen to those 'old tales and remedies' from the elders because oddly they always seem to ring true!!

Nevertheless, if you are luckier than I to get more than one snowfall, or at least a good one than please give Snow Ice Cream a try--you can create traditions for your children and grandchildren to come!

Original recipe yield:
8 servings
PREP TIME 20 Min
READY IN 20 Min

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 gallon snow
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups milk

DIRECTIONS

  1. When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.
Credit: This recipe was found and referenced from All Recipes.com.

**Special request of Chelly, who wanted me to post my "SnowKat" from yesterday--This was all I could really muster up. I was the only kid out there playing, so I guess it's better than nothing. "Never Grow Up!!" :)

3 comments:

  1. That sounds incredible. I've got to try it. And yes I believe those old remedies my mum tells me as well.

    Thanks for sharing this Auntjackie!

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  2. The snowcat is so cute.

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  3. Don't eat the yellow snow!

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