Snow Ice Cream

2 Jan
by Deanne

During a holiday visit to my brother and sister-in-law’s warm and cozy home near Truckee, California we watched the snow fall outside and decided to make snow ice cream.

picture of snowMy sister-in-law Trudy, grew up in Alaska where she learned to make this winter time treat.

First we “harvested” some fresh and fluffy snow.  She reminded me to avoid snow under a tree because pine needles tend to make the ice cream crunchy. 

A bowlful of snowNext we brought the beautiful bowl of snow in the house and added cream, sugar, and vanilla. 

Mix with a spoonShe added the ingredients and mixed with a spoon.  Then she tested it to determine if it was the right taste and consistency.  If it is too sweet a person can always gather more snow.

It was simply delish!  Thanks Trudy!

A bowlful of snow ice creamHave you ever made ice cream out of snow?   Hmm… for those that are on a dairy-free diet,  I wonder if it would work to make sorbet?

4 Responses to “Snow Ice Cream”

  1. Rachel@hammeringourwayhome January 2, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Wow this is so cool! If we actually get enough snow to try this this year, I’m going for it! Hopefully before any neighbor cats/dogs get to it…

    • realocalcooking January 14, 2013 at 9:10 am #

      Cool…No snow in Philly….let us know how it goes.

  2. Julie January 2, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Love snow ice cream. I’ve been making it since I was a kid! My tip is always watch out for the yellow snow. :)

    • realocalcooking January 14, 2013 at 9:13 am #

      Yes…..a lot of people have been worried about the pollution in snow and thinking we are crazy…what do you think as an old pro has the snow ice cream tasted different through the years?

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