The Country Cook: Snow Cream
                                                   

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Snow Cream

Snow. It can be a pain in the patoot when you gotta work in it. But kids sure do love it. And grownups too when they get to play in it instead of work around it. We had our first snow this winter on Thursday. It was a weird weather week this past week. It went from 70 degree temperatures to freezing in a matter of days.
And I hadn't really intended on posting this recipe. But we got snow! And this particular recipe is pretty special to my hubby. He has some pretty fond memories of his Grandpa making it for all the grandkids. Growing up in northern Indiana, Gene was used to seeing the white stuff a lot during winter. And you learn to make the best of something that can easily become a nuisance. But here in our part of Virginia, we don't see it quite that often. So I thought this special event deserved a special, just for fun recipe. And maybe next time you see that white fluffy stuff, you'll go out there and make some memories with your kiddos too. Ya know, instead of getting smacked with a wet, cold snowball to the face. Yep. Been there. Felt that.
Ingredients:
8 cups snow (or shaved ice)
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract


Directions:
First things first, you gotta get the snow.  We all know the basic rule of snow gathering. No. Yellow. Snow. You want that fresh stuff. The stuff no one has stepped on.
Once you've had fun gathering up your snow, add in the sweetened condensed milk. Then add in vanilla extract. Now give it all a good stir.
Serve immediately. It's freezing cold but tastes best right after you make it.
And let's face it, everything is better with sprinkles.
Enjoy!

17 comments :

  1. Darn, I'm going have to go out and buy a raccoon hat. For that matter, I think it might be hard to find some snow here in Florida. Loved your post. Just found your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'll put Little Man in his bear hat from Gap and bundle him and myself up and make a batch of this. Fun! Although there is no snow here in Houston but I could head over to the snoball shop and grab some shaved ice.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I live in NC. I've never had vanilla snow cream. My Mom always made chocolate. (just add cocoa) Best ever!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. My mom made me this when I was little, and I used to make it for my kids. Most people around here haven't even heard of it.

    Which category will you put this recipe in in your index? :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Can you diy shaved snow? Would it damage a quisinart to make with ice cubes???

    ReplyDelete
  6. Can you diy shaved snow? Would it damage a quisinart to make with ice cubes???

    ReplyDelete
  7. We don't get snow where I live, but that sure looks fun! Love the toque, super cute.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a great post! Really nice photos too...and I do love this recipe....with sprinkles for sure. Nice, Brandie!

    ReplyDelete
  9. We always add sugar and canned, evaporated milk and vanilla. Never tried it with sweetened condensed milk. Interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I saw this post and had to try it Now! No snow here but I blended some ice and it was delicious. Thanks for the easy idea!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Don't get much snow here in Central TX but in the summer time that is my favorite snowcone!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love that you tried it with some crushed ice & that you liked it! Love reading everyone's comments! Thank you for taking the time!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cute, sounds like great fun! I guess we're gonna need to find some shaved ice somewhere- here in Houston we get less snow than most, lol! Definitely not this winter- we've mostly had temps in the 40's-60's & only maybe 2 or 3 days below freezing... just barely!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This looks yummy and fun! We're suppose to get some snow this week and I'm pretty sure my kiddos would like to help me make this. Thanks for sharing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is some delightful looking and I know tasting snow cream! Wish I could have some right now!! Have a great week and thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  16. My Grandmama used to make this when I was a kid (grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina) - she would send us out to get a big dishpan (very clean) of snow scooped up off the top layer and she would add sugar, milk (from our cows) and vanilla. We would all eat as much as we could and invariably some of us would have a sore throat the next day!!! But the next time it snowed, we did it again!!!! Great memories!

    ReplyDelete

This is a family website so all comments will be moderated before being published. Thank you!