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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Making the Best of Winter: Snow Cream

It's snowing tonight and we're expecting 2-5 inches accumulation by morning. Then the temperatures are going to plummet and the winds are going to be howling. My commute from work was long but uneventful and I am thankful for the latter.

I decided to make the best of this winter weather front by making a special treat for dessert.

You scream
I scream
We all scream for Snow Cream!

I always make sure I have an extra can of sweetened condensed milk in the pantry for just such an occasion. This is easy to make and it is really very good. Here's all you need:
Caution: pictures with poor lighting.
Bowl full of FRESH snow
Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
Vanilla Extract

Mix & eat!

Out of Sweetened Condensed Milk? Visit Jerri for her slightly different recipe. I'm going to make the next batch using her recipe. I sure hope it snows this weekend!
Did I say that????

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  1. La, you know I am soooo jealous of your snow. I have heard of snow cream but have never seen a recipe. Unless we get some unforecasted snow, I won't be making any snow cream. Sounds like fun. Joni

  2. How fun! I've never heard of this:@)

  3. I've had snow cream with vanilla extract, milk and snow. The only thing I remember from my childhood was not to eat yellow

  4. Hi La! Oh, this looks so good! I've never eaten snow ice cream!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. We don't get much snow here so I guess I'll pass on this. We do have lots of mandarin oranges, though, so I'll just have to stick with those.

  6. I did not know you could make it like that! My dad said they used to use Carnation evaporated milk. I used whipping cream, vanilla and sugar. I did it with splenda once too. Glad to know about the milk ...that will make it much easier!

  7. I'm a So. California native so I didn't grow up with snow. We get it here, but not often. I've always heard of snow cream but have never known how to make it. Thanks so much for sharing this.
    P.S. I love your Valentine's Day themed background :-)

  8. Too funny! Unfortunately we don't get much snow here...or any in fact. But the idea eating condense milk and vanilla extract sounds good! :)

  9. That's how I make mine too!!! Best stuff in the world!!!

  10. Hello La,
    if we get snow this year again, I will try it. Sounds funny and delicious.
    Greetings, Johanna

  11. OMG knwoing my luck I will get a shovelfull that the dogs have peed in :-O

  12. La, You are so funny. Thank you for your wonderful good wishes for my KiKi girl! *hugs from both of us*

  13. ok I live where there is an official snow depth of 21 inches, however because of drifting and shoveling it is more like 4 feet. I have never heard of this. I would love to send you some snow so you can post more snow recipes. Where shall I send it? ;)

  14. This sounds delicious! I love snow cream although we don't get snow very often I have had it a few times. The old timers always cautioned to never make cream from the first snow and often we only got one snow lol.
    Have a great week end and stay warm!

  15. Oh wow, La, that is incredible! And when I was a little girl, my dad used to say I scream, you reminds me of him and such happy memories!!!

    What a beautiful giveaway gorgeous!

  16. We PRAYED that it would snow, but God didn't always listen, of course ... BUT ... when that snow fell, the bowl came out! Yummy!

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs, Marydon

  17. Hia thanks for popping in. What was the surname- I may be able to tell you a little more. My family have been in the county since A.D.1122 and I grew up there.

    Great ideas- shame we've had a thaw as I have a can of condensed milk. :-)

  18. What a wonderful treat..wish the grandchildren were here so I could make some...they would be in awe.

  19. Sounds delicious, La. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your beautiful snow! :)

  20. So delicious, thanks for sharing:-)
    Have a great day, hugs Biljana

  21. what a fun recipe. We always made snow cream as a kid but never used condensed milk. Next good snowfall I am definitely trying it. YUM!

  22. We had tons of snow last winter and I never made snow ice cream. It's snowing here now, I am putting a bowl outside to see how much snow it collects.

  23. If only it snowed in Phoenix, AZ. As crazy as it sounds, I miss the cold weather and I miss the snow. Enjoy your treat!

  24. Hi La-

    Your blog looks so festive and ready for Valentines Day - so pretty.
    My hubby grew up making snow ice cream and the tradition has carried on to my daughter's. We make it with heavy cream and vanilla. It is yummy. We have been getting lots of snow this year and make sure there is always cream and vanilla on hand.
    M best- Diane


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