Snow Ice Cream: it’s like ice cream, only better. Seriously. And, if you aren’t careful when doing your preparation, you could have multicolored snow ice cream. Wink, wink, gag, gag….
For this delectable treat you need just three ingredients. That is unheard of in this day and age; however, don’t let the lack of ingredients fool you. This simple snack tastes like it took hours to prepare, well, depending on the rate of snowfall that might actually be a true statement.
Here is what you will need to recreate the awesomeness and bring out your inner snow eating carefree child:
9-10 cups of snow, preferably fresh (yes I was serious when I said it was SNOW ice cream)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Is that challenging or what?!
Gather your snow into a large bowl. Now, this is an important step and one that I wouldn’t leave to a complete moron. There are a few things to consider when selecting your snow gatherer. For instance, are they an idiot? Are they mad at you? Are they blind? Do they know that yellow snow is BAD and not some unique extra special snowfall? Are they afraid to walk into the unknown to gather fresh, untouched snow? Do they know what animal tracks look like? What about bird marks? Do they like salt (you know, snow by the curb or street)? Do they know that those are not chocolate chunks in the snow (if you have a dog)? Would they willingly eat what they are gathering? Again, are they an idiot or are they blind? If they pass this basic test than I think you should be okay entrusting your snow gathering mission to them. Hand them a bowl and measuring cup and send them on their way.
While operation snow collecting is underway, you can prepare the other ingredients. Shake and open the can of milk. Find the vanilla and have a teaspoon of it ready to rock and roll. Perhaps gather a wooden spoon so you can stir it all up, unless you plan to use your nasty hands. Which is fine too. If that’s how you roll, by all means go about your bad ass hand stirring. I’ll be using a wooden spoon because snow is cold, ice cold. A metal spoon will work just as good as a wooden spoon, just remember that the metal spoon will get very cold. So, if you choose metal you might as well choose to use your bare hands…you’re going to be cold no matter what.
Once the snow collector is back, very politely take the snow from them, turn away so they don’t see you and get offended, and then give the snow a quick once over. If it looks acceptable proceed. If not…gather your own snow.
Pour the milk and vanilla on top of the snow in the bowl.
Pick up the wooden spoon and stir it all together. If it is runny, add more snow. Within moments you’ll see it transition from white fluffy snow to a very creamy bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Scoop it into bowls and chow down. For real. It is amazing and my children prefer this over actual vanilla ice cream.
If you do not live in an area that sees snowfall, bummer, your loss. Read this and weep, and remember this for the next time you are unlucky enough to be surrounded by five straight months of snowfall (and counting).