I think it’s snowed every day for the past week. Christmas Eve we drove home in an absolute blizzard. Today was finally a day at home to unwind. The past couple days were crazy so it was definitely a welcome change. I couldn’t help but look outside at all of the light, fluffy snow. Although I’m a bit sick of it already, it is pretty. Pretty enough. . .well, to eat.
Let me start with one of my disclaimers again. By no means am I condoning the gathering of dirty snow from off the street or sidewalk to consume. But when you live in the Midwest and there are inches and inches of fresh fallen, glistening, white snow that has been left untouched, it’s definitely safe to eat. Trust me. I’ve eaten tons of it. As a child, it was the best way to stay hydrated while sledding.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own snow ice cream:
- 10 cups fresh fallen snow
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Your choice of ice cream toppings
A little chocolate never hurt anyone either. So go ahead and pour it on. Yum! What a great treat to serve on a snow day!