The kids and I went out in the snow to play today. It wasn't all fun though; there was work to be done. We were making snow ice cream. Jake and Alyssa went right to work filling up bowls with freshly fallen snow.
1 cup of milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cups sugar
4-5 cups clean snow
Mix together the milk, vanilla, and the sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Slowly add the snow to the mixture, stirring constantly, until it is as thick as ice cream.
|Stirring the mixture of milk, vanilla, and sugar.|
|Not impressive yet.|
|Now comes the fun part.|
|Starting to look like ice cream.|
Jake's took his first taste and said, "Wow, I can actually taste the snow!" We decided to add some others flavors - mint, raspberry, and chocolate. Jake loved the plain vanilla and mint the best. Alyssa, of course, ate all the chocolate. My favorite was the raspberry. It was fun trying the different ones. I did add more snow than 5 cups. Once the extra liquid from the flavorings was added, they needed even more snow to thicken them up. They turned soupy quickly. The kids had fun slurping it up through straws. Jake asked, "Why does ice cream have to be so icy and cold?"
|Ready for flavorings.|
|Which one would you choose?|
|Discovering that they can blow bubbles in the melted cream.|
Once they ate their fill, I put the leftover ice cream in the freezer. They have since pulled them back out and finished the mint and chocolate. It's a good thing their daddy doesn't like those flavors! Although, I'm pretty sure we have enough snow to do it all over again.