We would run back inside and mix up our creations as quickly as we could, so the snow wouldn’t have a chance to melt. Talk about a little bit of heaven!
I was chatting with some of my siblings about this recently, and it’s funny how memory works – the only ingredient we all agreed on (besides the snow!) was vanilla. My brother (always the purist!) remembers adding only vanilla. My sister and I, on the other hand, both remember adding a bit of sugar, plus she remembers stirring in some milk. My niece says you really should try it with cinnamon…
I went to my parents for the official version, but I guess when it comes to something like homemade snow cream, there really is no official version. They say they remember making it (with us and when they were kids) with just snow and vanilla, but they obviously gave us freedom as kids to invent our own creations.
So feel free to do the same! Run outside with your bowls this winter, scoop up some fresh snow, and see what you come up with in the kitchen!
Just remember my father’s advice (especially if you have any outdoor pets) and don’t use the yellow snow. 🙂
Homemade Snow Cream
Optional additions: Milk, sugar, cinnamon
Did you make homemade snow cream when you were a kid? What was your favorite combination?
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