Temperatures are freezing almost everywhere with winter storms Shirley, Tabitha, and now Uri. If you have fresh snow, make ice cream! I learned a couple of years ago when I asked friends who live or grew up in the Midwest if they made snow ice cream when they were kids. Their response? “What’s snow ice cream?”
Snow ice cream is too amazing for anyone to miss out on, so here is my super simple recipe. There are fancier recipes on the web, but I suggest keeping it easy so you have time to bundle up and play in the snow. Then come in and enjoy a bowl of snow ice cream and a juicy novel in front of the fireplace.
Snow Ice Cream
1 cup milk
½ cup sugar
½ to 1 teaspoon vanilla
For chocolate ice cream add about ¼ cup chocolate syrup
About 8 cups fresh, clean snow
Mix all ingredients except for snow. Pour mixture over snow and stir gently until blended. Serve and enjoy.
In east Texas where I grew up, we got one or two inches of snow once or twice each winter, if we were lucky. When it snowed, schools were almost always closed until temperatures rose above freezing. We bundled up and made snowmen and snow angels, sledded down hilly streets, and always made snow ice cream.
There’s 100% chance of snow in Dallas on Valentine’s Day, and I’m making ice cream. For old time’s sake.