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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

We have snow!!

Not a lot of snow, compared to friends up north, but we have lots of swirly white flakes falling down! We don't have a lot of accumulation, so we didn't play a lot. My sister said in passing, "I wish we would get enough snow to make snow cream." We made it together growing up, so it's a fond memory. When we got off the phone, I looked outside, and we still had enough snow on the ground to make a small batch.

I didn't have evaporated milk to make my usual recipe, but I found a new one to try. Here is Mylessa's recipe from It wasy yummy yummy!!

1 gallon snow
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups milk

When it starts to snow, place a large, clean bowl outside to collect the flakes. When full, stir in sugar and vanilla to taste, then stir in just enough milk for the desired consistency. Serve at once.

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Blogger Stephanie said...

Oh, how fun! I just found your blog recently and haven't heard of ANYONE else who also makes snow cream! I grew up in VA and my mom used to always make this for us. Now I live in IL (with PLENTY of snow!) and as soon as my kids see it snowing, snow cream is their first request!

1:48 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

My mom never really gave me a recipe for the snow cream. She just gave me the ingredients: Sugar, Vanilla, Evaporated Milk and ...obviously snow. I don't really have designated measurements. I just add a little of everything until it tastes good. ;-)
But I look forward to trying your designated measurements!

2:44 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Another good thing to try if you don't have evaporated milk is just sprinkling a kool-aid packet mixed with a cup of sugar over the now. It tastes SO good (especially for kids), and it changes the snows color in a fun way.

10:26 PM  

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