So, I've been seeing tons of snow ice cream recipes around blog land and I was intrigued for several reasons 1) the recipes seemed simple and 2) I love ice cream.
Last week the weather was so warm and all the snow melted. I could sense spring, but then the other day it started snowing A LOT. While I am disappointed that we will not see the grass for at least another month I decided to seize the opportunity. Plus I knew we didn't have any sweets in the house and this would be a fantastic dessert.
I set a very large bowl outside to collect the snow as it fell. Then I used this recipe from Back to Her Roots found on Spearmint Baby to concoct our snow ice cream.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup milk (if you have dry snow like us you will need more), 1 tsp. vanilla (or other flavoring of your choice), food coloring (optional), and a whole lotta snow (approximately 13 cups)
I measured out approximately half the snow I collected and stirred in the sugar, milk, and vanilla. Once it was thoroughly mixed I added the other half of the snow plus a few drops of food coloring and then stirred it all together.