Who says ice cream is only for summer? With frigid temperatures and icy roads the only option left for many has been to try and keep warm while staying home.If the kids are going crazy from being cooped up, then give them something fun to do and tasty to eat. Whip up a batch of snow ice cream. Take advantage of all that white stuff with this delicious recipe!
Step 1: What You Will Need...
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
3 cups of clean snow
-gloves (You don't want your hands going numb while picking up snow!)
Step 2: Go Outside & Let's Get Started!
Put on your snow boots, gloves, hat, and winter coat! It will all be worth it when you taste what you have made.
It is important that when selecting your snow that you choose a clean area. Do not collect snow from an area where pets go potty (yuck!) Other snow to avoid is that where people have walked on or cars have been. I suggest using a top layer of snow from a deserted area nearby.
Since your bowl has been stored inside at room temperature, it is a good idea to chill your bowl a bit by submerging it in the snow. (2 minutes should be long enough)
Step 3: Add the Good Stuff
After the bowl has had time to chill, add your all of your ingredients to the bowl. It does not have to be in any particular order.
If you are doing this with your children, have them help add the ingredients. They will love helping, plus they are doing something productive!
Step 4: Mix, Serve, Enjoy!
Now mix all the ingredients together....it doesn't take many stirs.
That's all there is to it! Now you have yourself a super tasty treat to enjoy inside by the warm fire. There is no limit to flavors you can add. Cocoa, strawberry, almond...you name it! It's also great served with fruit! Try experimenting with these flavors. You could have a different one for each snow day!
If you have any left over, just put the rest in the freezer and save it for later!
ENJOY and stay warm out there!
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Snow Contest 2