I figure since most of the country is buried in snow it would be fun to take full advantage of playing in it and eating it. Since our snow has been a little bit to wet to build a snowman I decided we would make snow ice cream.
Here is What You'll Need
And Lots of pretty white snow (stay away from the yellow kind lol)
Beat 2 eggs in a bowl and add in 2 cups of milk. Add 11/2 cups of sugar and 3 Tablespoons of Vanilla. Now start adding snow by the cupful until you get it just right. This part is totally up to you! I like mine creamy and sweet so less snow. Now I stick mine back in the freezer to gel for an hour so all the flavors mix together and voila...
Snow Ice Cream.
If you are really feeling adventurous try chocolate snow ice cream.
Again gather in a big bowl of snow. I take my mixer and open 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and about 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix it together and then start adding some snow by the cupful. Once you have it the consistency you want it pour in the Hershey's Syrup. I like mine really chocolatey! If you are out of Hershey's or can't get to the store to get any add Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate powder. I find it is easier to dilute the powder in the milk and mix it before you add the snow. It's OK if it has the mini-marshmallows too! Gives it a little kick!
Now we are getting adventurous and this is the recipe I use for lemon snow ice cream.
Grab another big bowl of snow.
Mix up some lemonade about 1/2 cup. Think Countrytime or Crystal Light or Kool-aid.
Add about 1/8 of a cup of powdered sugar. (if you don't have powdered sugar you can substitute granular but it's super sweet)
I use 3 teaspoons of Lemon extract ( do this according to your tastebuds)
And if you want add yellow food coloring and some fresh lemon zest or freshly squeezed lemon juice over it. Yummy!
Now the last type which is my absolute FAVORITE is Strawberry.
Strawberry Snow Ice Cream
I use about 3 cups of frozen strawberries
1 C. Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons of Vanilla
11/2 Cups Milk
A few fresh strawberries if you have them for garnish.
Blend your strawberries if you have a blender. If you don't leave them out to defrost and chop them into bight size pieces. Mix all the ingredients together including snow by the cupful until you get the right mix. Stick it in the freezer for at least and hour and voila... my favorite Strawberry Snow Ice Cream.
Now the ice cream only makes it a few days around my house. I have never tried to freeze it for a month or two. I keep meaning to try it. If somebody has please let me know.
Happy Ice Cream Making,
The Cute Couponer
P.S. Feel free to mix and match the recipes like strawberry and lemon or substitute your favorite fruits like banana, blueberry, raspberry.