Thursday, December 27, 2012

White Christmas

It was an amazing sight. Snow falling softly to the ground on Christmas Day. The flakes started out small, then were huge. They weather quickly turned from nice, soft flakes falling, to blizzard like conditions. The wind was blowing, the flakes were swirling. It was beautiful. And cold. Brrrr. The kids immediately went outside to place a few bowls on top of cars to collect snow for us to make snow ice cream. I had no idea we'd get enough snow for their treat but boy did we!

The kids played in the coldness. They made snowmen and women. They had a blast. I, on the other hand, stayed inside where it was nice and warm. :) Although I love the snow, I love to be warm better. :)

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy:

Now, for the snow ice cream recipe:

1. Collect a bunch of fresh snow by placing large bowls on top of non-moving vehicles. Do NOT gather snow off the ground. You never know if Fido has been by.
2. Pour 1 tsp of vanilla extract into your snow bowl.
3. Add one can of sweetened condensed milk and stir.
4. Eat. :)

Now, I've been asked "How much snow?" Well, there's not a specific amount here. I mix mine in an old Tupperware cake lid. (Google "Vintage Tupperware Gold Cake Carrier" and mine is the round one.) You can add more snow if you want. The less snow the sweeter the ice cream but the more snow the happier the kids. :) I like the snow with a slight sweet taste.

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