Snow Day – Ice Cream anyone?

bird nin sow

“Big Bird” even seems to be enjoying the spectacle.

Northeast Mississippi awoke this morning to a beautiful landscape-covered snow which shows promise of reaching up to four inches.  Rebel and Lucky Dawg can’t compute.  I can’t get either one of them to go outside..

It’s still coming down hard, but I pulled on my hiking boots and went out to shovel up a healthy scoop for some snow ice cream.  Figured I’d better get it while it’s still pure, white and untarnished by man or beast.

front yard

Snow is such a rarity in this part of the world, that everyone gets very excited about only a few flakes. But the fabulous blanket we experienced this morning is the prettiest I’ve ever seen.

Snow ice cream is very easy and my boys used to love making it.  But I can count on one hand the times it’s been made possible by Mother Nature.  Here’s my recipe:

Snow Ice Cream
Large mixing bowl of fresh snow
1-2 c. Milk (any type is fine, but whole milk is best)
1-2 tsp. Vanilla Extract or other flavoring
1/2 – 1 c. Sugar
Take your large bowl of snow and stir the snow around a bit to fluff it up.  Now quickly stir in just enough milk to make the right consistency of ice cream. Start with about 1/2 cup and keep going until you have enough to make the snow creamy. If you add too much milk and it becomes runny, just add some more snow.

Then stir in a little vanilla and sugar, and Viola, you’ve got yourself some homemade snow ice cream!  You can also add some other flavoring such as chocolate or strawberry syrup if desired, but I recommend having it plain at least the first time, it just tastes more snowy that way.  The snow ice cream can be put in the freezer and saved for later, but it’s best served immediately.

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