I know some of us are still getting some winter weather, so I wanted to share this recipe. I shared it on my facebook page a couple of months ago and received some criticism for allowing my kids to eat snow. So, I’ll just go ahead and confess that I have 2 little boys who were quite fast as toddlers and I learned to loosen up a little. Snow is definitely not the worst thing they’ve ever had in their mouths, I’ll just put it that way.
Now, on to the recipe. When I was a little girl, this was a great treat for us and my mom made it with a touch of vanilla, evaporated milk, and sugar.
When we got our first good snow as parents and I went to make this for my son, I learned a couple of things. First, I learned that I had no sugar in my cabinets!? As an avid baker who usually has a couple extra bags of sugar, I still can’t believe that happened, but it did. So, I decided that milk + sugar…sweetened condensed milk should work, right? And I had that, so that’s what I used. But, a lot of people use milk and sugar, so if you have that instead–go for it.
I also learned that not everyone experiences snow cream as a child. My hubby had no clue what I was talking about and I was glad to rectify that quickly!
So, here is the recipe:
Snow Cream Recipe
12-14 cups snow (I fill up a 14 cup mixing bowl that I have)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Additional flavors as desired
Combine everything in a large bowl. Stir (and stir, and stir, and stir), until everything is all mixed up. After I took this picture, I stirred some chocolate into mine. It is soooo yummy!
And, some pictures of us enjoying ours. My 6 year old thought it would be fun for me to take a picture mid-bite.
And, this one shows how enjoyable that bite was!
Even daddy enjoyed it, finally realizing what he’d missed out on all those years…haha.
(Side note: he’s growing his hair out for the role of Jesus for our church’s passion play! Pretty cool, huh?)