Introduction: Vanilla Bourbon Snow Ice Cream

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Next time there's a forecast for snow in your neck of the woods, make sure you stock up on bread, milk and supplies for your own homemade ice cream! No ice cream maker needed! I'll show you how to make homemade vanilla bourbon snow ice cream, but you can be creative and come up with your own flavors.

Step 1: Vanilla Bourbon Snow Ice Cream: Gather Snow

Gather fresh snow. We started with about four quarts. 

Step 2: Vanilla Bourbon Snow Ice Cream: Mix Ingredients

Next, mix together your ingredients:

-Two eggs, beaten
-2 cups milk
-1 1/2 cup sugar
-3 tablespoons vanilla
-Splash of bourbon

This is where you can be creative, you can add in cocoa powder to make chocolate snow ice cream. Or maybe a flavored vodka instead of bourbon. We also made a chocolate/cherry vodka version. Amazing! 

If you are weary of eating raw eggs, don't worry! You can substitute egg beaters instead. However, as long as you keep your milk and eggs (and of course snow) cold and don't cross contaminate. When you beat eggs and sugar together, it chemically "cooks" the eggs, killing any sort of bacteria that may be present. 

Step 3: Vanilla Bourbon Snow Ice Cream: Add Snow and Enjoy

Finally, add in your snow and mix together until you get a creamy, slushy consistency. Serve and enjoy! 

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