It’s snow much fun playing in the snow! Snow day treats are very special. When it snows in Atlanta it is always a big deal. The school districts do not hesitate to cancel school when a snowflake appears on the weather forecast. Sometimes the snow is powdery snow which doesn’t make the best snowballs or snowmen. Our spirits can be lifted with some homemade snow cream though!
How to make Homemade Snow Cream
To make Snow Cream all you need is powdery snow, milk, sugar, and vanilla. It’s easy peasy!
Gather a generous bowl full of fresh, clean snow. Make sure you just scoop it up and do not pack it. In a separate bowl mix together about a cup of milk, 1/2-1 tsp vanilla, and 1/3 to 1/2 cup of sugar until dissolved (about 4 minutes). Slowly stir this mixture into your snow, stirring constantly. It will thicken like ice cream (or be like ice cream soup if you are in to that sort of thing if you add too much). You can use more or less of the vanilla or sugar depending on your tastes.
Clear vanilla would be AWESOME to use in this project, but it is not likely that many of us have it on hand. I actually use it in homemade buttercream, but….I just ran out a few weeks ago. I think the color turns out pretty well just using the vanilla found in my pantry though, what about you?
My girls had a lot of fun making this very seasonal dessert tonight. I texted my husband and told him we were true Southerners now!
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