All the predictions of up to 10" of snow... flopped. We got about 2 inches of 'ice pellets', about a half inch of sleet, then about 3 inches of snow.
Temperatures aren't supposed to get above freezing until Saturday so driving isn't happening any time soon with our steep hill. So we decided to make lemonade out of lemons...
...or should I say snow ice cream out of snow!
I found five recipes for snow cream on Pinterest, and Himself picked the one he wanted to try. He picked the 'most complicated' on because it would be more fun.
We mixed all the ingredients first because snow tends to melt fast.
He used the mixer to get everything really well incorporated.
Then I headed out to the most open (and therefore cleanest) area of the yard.
It was easy to get the snow with that icy base under it.
A bowl full of COLD!
I scooped it over to the mix...
...and stirred well.
A bowl full of snow cream.
But wait! It's not finished yet...
The babies have told me you ALWAYS have to have sprinkles!
It was soooooo good!
Below is the recipe we used. But I'm putting in a disclaimer. The recipe calls for one egg. You all know all the warnings about eating raw/undercook egg products. If that's an issue for you, get the pasterized egg products from the grocery store before the snow comes in.
If you use an egg... it's all you!!!!!
The Best Snow Ice Cream Ever
We prefer to use fresh eggs from local and organic farmers. I know the way they raise and store their products and have no problem serving them to my family raw or undercooked. If you are not certain about the quality of your eggs, please use 1/4 cup pasteurized egg product instead.
Ingredients (Serves four, can be doubled):
1 organic, farm fresh egg
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
8 – 12 cups fresh and clean snow
Instructions (5 minutes):
Make your custard: In a suitable sized mixing bowl, cream your egg on medium-high speed until lemon colored, about 20 – 30 seconds. Add milk, sugar, vanilla and sea salt. Cream for an additional 30 seconds, until well combined. Turn off mixer.
Make your snow: Hand stir snow, 1 – 2 cups at a time into custard. When desired consistency has been achieved, divide ice cream among four ice cream bowls. Serve and enjoy!
Notes: Because each snow fall is different, the amount of snow will vary each time you make this. Just keep adding it until you get a good ice cream consistency.