I have been planning all winter to make snow ice cream with my boys, but for some reason we didn't get around to it -- until today. If you haven't done it before, you must. My boys LOVED it, and it was so simple! (You can check out our YouTube video here, or you can follow the instructions below.)
All we did was:
1) Put 8 cups of clean (freshly fallen) snow in a big bowl.
2) Added 1 can (300mL) sweetened condensed milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract.
3) Stirred to combine, and served immediately.
Since my boys LOVE chocolate, I served our ice cream with a simple homemade chocolate sauce. I just put 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa, 1 2/3 cups white sugar, 1 1/4 cups water, and 1 tsp vanilla in a medium saucepan. I cooked it over medium heat for about 5 minutes after it came to a boil... whisking frequently. Then, I removed it from the heat and allowed it to cool slightly.
Seriously... why did we wait so long to do this? We'll have to start earlier in the season next year.
Have you ever made "Snow Ice Cream"?
Gina Bell (aka East Coast Mommy)
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