Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Snow In The Southland

When Life Gives You Snow, Make Snow Cream!

As most of you have either seen or experienced first hand, this winter has really packed a punch! From the epic Lake Effect Snow that pummeled Buffalo to the crazy multi-blizzard situation in Boston, the snow of 2015 has been relentless, to say the least. We in the South are finally getting ours! Nashville, Tennessee has gotten a taste of the snow, ice, sleet, and freezing rain. Tonight we get the grand finale: record lows. With air temperatures reading around 0, the wind chill promises to give we Southerners a taste of what it is like to live above the Mason Dixon Line. The unfortunate thing down here is that we don't have the equipment that people have up there, so it takes us much longer to dig out and get back to normal. Today is day three of being more or less house bound, and I am already over it. I feel for you people in the North. I love snow, but that is probably because I rarely see it.

One of my favorite snow day activities when my girls were little was to make snow cream. I had a recipe that my mom used to make that called for, if I recall, milk, sugar and vanilla extract. It was good, but it pales in comparison to the recipe that a friend/mom gave me. Her husband made it and she swore that it was the BEST snow cream in the world. I was skeptical, because her husband is a Mississippi boy, and how in the world would someone who saw snow for the first time when he was 18 know what good snow cream was?! I made it once, and I was hooked. It really IS the best snow cream in the world! I will share with you my (his) recipe:

First, you must find a spot that has fresh, clean snow. I always find a patch that has been untouched. 

You need an extra large bowl and a spoon.

Pack the bowl with clean snow. Pack it tight, with more than you think you will need, as it melts. 

You need one can of sweetened condensed milk, and one can of evaporated milk.

Another large bowl. It does not need to be as big as the bowl that holds the snow. This one makes me happy. 

Mix together the cans of sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk. 

Fold in the snow to desired consistency. 


I had to post a picture of my front porch, as it doesn't see much snow. This is the most substantial accumulation we have had in my neighborhood since 2009. I love it! I will love for another day or two, and then it can go away. My tulips need to make an appearance soon!


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