One of my favorite childhood memories is of my grandma making us snow cream when we would visit in the winter time. A simple concoction of snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla, nothing brings back the joy of simple, carefree snow days like a big bowl full.
We don’t get big snowstorms in Eugene very often so when the weather decided to dump several inches on us this week, cancelling school for days and turning our neighborhood into a winter wonderland I knew I had to make some for my kids…and for the kid in me.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Snow – a big bowl full (approximately 10 cups)
Sugar – 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Vanilla – 1 Tablespoon
Milk – 1 1/2 cups
Gather clean snow from your yard or better yet, set a bowl out in the snow and let it fill up flake by flake. Once you have a full bowl sprinkle the snow with sugar and add your vanilla. I recommend starting with 3 tablespoons of sugar and then adding more to taste. Stir in the milk 1/2 cup at a time. Depending on the consistency of your snow you may need more or less so it’s best to add as you go. Add the milk until your snow cream resembles granita or Hawaiian shaved ice.
I love it just like this but feel free to spiff it up with chocolate sauce, sprinkles, or other ice cream toppings. Enjoy!
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