February 10, 2010

Family Fun on a Snow Day - Making Snow Cream!

With our first snow day of the year, (actually my son's first snow day EVER) my family and I crammed a lot of activities in - We went sledding, shoveled, played in the snow, hooked the dog to the sled to create a fun "dog sled" activity (the dog was NOT thrilled with that!), had snow cones AND made snow cream. What's snow cream you ask? Why snow ICE cream... It's easy, it's yummy and it's fun.

Here is a simple recipe for making snow ice cream - I also posted a fun video entry of my children making snow cream.


Basic Recipe:

1 cup of milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Large bowl of clean snow

Before beginning make sure all ingredients are available and nearby, then make sure the children wash their hands. I had gone out to scoop the clean snow, and made sure the bowl was handy by the back door too.

First, measure the sugar into a bowl and add the milk and vanilla. Mix thoroughly until the sugar is dissolved. Next add the snow and mix until it resembles ice cream - You may need to cut the snow into the mixture vs. "mixing" it.

If you would like other flavors, replace the vanilla with chocolate syrup, puree some bananas or strawberries and add them, or add any flavor you and your family will enjoy, the sky is the limit!
Eat and enjoy!!!

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