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Monday, January 10, 2011

On Snowy Fun

We had somewhere around 5-8" of snow last night.  I'm guessing close to 6", by the looks of things.
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

  1. 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.
  2. 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!) 
  3. 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...)
  4. Bring snow inside and pour your mixture into the snow and stir
  5. Enjoy! (It melts fast!)
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