Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Cream

This is a little bit of a departure from most of the posts I do but it it something I have been wanting to do for a long time. The name of the blog is A Cooking Dad and most of the posts focus on the cooking - this one focuses on being a dad (but still a little cooking thrown in).

One good food memory I have from my childhood is snow cream. This is probably
a foreign concept to most of you - I have never heard of anyone else making it. I found three main variations on the Internet. One version is made with eggs, milk, sugar, and snow. The second is sweetened condensed milk and snow. In the third you actually make a custard and mix it with the snow. I don't really know how my grandmother made it. I think she may have actually made a custard and mixed it with the snow. I'll have to try to figure out what the official family recipe is, but for now, I just made the version with the sweetened condensed milk.

Before I describe how it tastes let me say this recipe is more about fun than tasting good. This is not going to taste like Hagen Daz if that is what you are expecting. It is not as creamy as ice cream but the texture is not bad. The taste is pretty much the taste of sweetened condensed milk. In the future I think I will try some of the other version as I think they may taste better - but the project was a success. My son had a ton of fun gathering the snow to make ice cream and it tasted great to him.

Snow Cream
Serves 4

  • 1/2 can (7 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Snow - I used about 6-8 cups of fresh, light and fluffy snow
  1. Mix the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla.
  2. Gather the fresh snow. Pour the condensed milk mixture over the snow and stir until well combined.
Note: Watch out for the yellow snow!

1 comment:

Joella said...

What a fun idea! Looking forward to seeing you all next weekend!