Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Dream of Snow Cream!!!

Even the slightest hint that we might be getting snow will remind me to check the pantry to make sure I have condensed milk....and that goes as far back as I can remember.  My mom always made snow cream when there was enough snow.  Sure, I remember the old saying that you should only use the second snow of the season, but I just can't figure that out.  Then again, it's rare for us to get a "first snow" that will offer enough to make the rich, delicious stuff, so I'm not going to put myself through the torture of having to wait for a second fall.

Of course, you want to get your snow from the deepest area possible....snow had drifted on our deck, so that was perfect!  Scrape off the top layer...then gather your snow. 



Generally, you'll need twice as much snow as the amount of snow cream you want to make, but that really depends if you have a light snow, or a wet snow.
The only ingredients are condensed milk (no, not evaporated milk...), sugar and vanilla...and, of course, the snow. 

There are some recipes on the internet that call for eggs, but I figure I'm taking enough risks eating the first fallen snow....better not take additional risks by eating raw eggs!

I start by mixing my ingredients, other than the snow.  For this batch I used a half can of the condensed milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and about a 1/4 cup of sugar...

Mix the ingredients, then start adding your snow, a little at time, tasting as you go along.  I think I used about 4 or 5 cups of snow...

.....and it yielded about 3 to 3 1/2 cups of snow cream....

.....and I ate it while I did this post.....yummmmmmmmm!!

There are alot of reasons why I love snow, but this one ranks right up at the top of the list.......

2 comments:

Adam and Jessica said...

I remember eating your snow cream back on Cedar Lane one snowy day!

Cola said...

Oh wow....you do?! That's soooo neat! Good sutff, huh??