Saturday, January 30, 2010

With Snow, There is Snow Cream

Beginning Friday evening, snow began to fall... and fall... and fall.  It created an icy blanket on everything we owned.  For a week, we had been warned by the local weather channel of its impending arrival, but, living in central North Carolina, we take the announcement of snow with a grain of salt.  However, when it does come, we find ourselves ill-equipped to adapt to our new snowy environment.  Often advised to stay home and out of harm's way as the state tries to find the resources to clear roads and attend to weather-related accidents, it's a wonder that any good can come from snow.

Ah, but there is good.  With the arrival of snow, there is opportunity for snow cream.

Although I missed the opportunity to try this recipe last year, I made sure this year I was prepared.  So without further ado, here is how you make snow cream.

How to Make Snow Cream

Step One: After an hour after the snow has started to fall, put out a big kitchen bowl to collect the snow.

Step One

Step Two: Gather all your ingredients: 1 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Step Two

Step Three: Place the milk, sugar, and vanilla in a blender.

Step Three

Step Four: Add the snow to the blender.  Mix well.

Step Four

Hmm... It's not mixing...

Step Five: Unplug the blender and stir the mixture by hand.

Step Five

Step Six: Scoop mixture in a glass.  Garnish as desired.

Step Six

And now for the taste test...

Ready to Eat

It's a winner!  Next time you find yourself cursing the snow, try this recipe instead.  It may sweeten the experience for you.

Jason Likes It!

I'm in Love

"Snowflakes are kisses from heaven."
- Author Unknown


  1. Toppings?!!! Heretical! More sugar. Maybe an egg or two, despite the warnings regarding eating raw egg. Did I mention more sugar?

    And who rubbed Jason's head when it froze?

  2. Yes, toppings. Maraschino cherries, sir. The best!

    And I rubbed his head yesterday. He was nice to me, so I didn't complain.



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