The kids insisted we make snow ice cream for dessert. I finally got it perfected I think. This is what we did...
Vanilla Snow Ice Cream
- Put a large mixing bowl outside when it starts to snow. (This way you know the snow is clean!) Keep it outside until you finish the next steps to prevent melting.
- Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar in water. I use about 2 cups of sugar to 3 or 4 cups of water. Boil this until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils for a few minutes. You can either remove from heat then, or simmer a little longer for a thicker syrup. *I use cane sugar instead of refined white sugar in everything. I actually get mine at the Mexican grocery store because it's A LOT cheaper (think half!)
- When you are ready and syrup is room temperature or cooler, pour milk and vanilla into syrup. I put about 2-3 cups of milk, but just use what you think will work. I used about 2 Tablespoons of white vanilla. (You can substitute for other flavors here- chocolate syrup, lemon juice...)
- Bring snow inside and pour your mixture into the snow and stir!
- Enjoy! (It melts fast!)