All winter I have been intending on posting an old recipe for Snow Ice Cream that I found in my mother's recipes. Each time the country got hit with a storm this winter, I meant to post it. Each time I waited too long and all the new fresh snow was old icky snow.
I think I have it right this time! When I grew up in Kansas, we usually got a doozy of a storm each winter. On the occasion that we would have a "snow day", my mom would entertain me by making "Snow Ice Cream"! We would bundle up and take a large pan outside to a pristine snowdrift. We would fill that pan with fresh snow and come back inside to add the ice cream ingredients. The recipe below uses eggs, but I don't remember adding any eggs. I think we just used sugar, whole milk, and vanilla.
The combination of ingredients didn't really matter. It was just great fun making this stuff and having a summertime treat in the dead of winter!
I thought that since most of the country has been hit with the biggest winter storm - maybe ever - this was the perfect time to share this recipe! Here goes. Have fun. Keep warm and safe. Oh .....
the picture above was taken yesterday at my oldest, bestest friend's farm in southeast Kansas. By late afternoon, they had over 20 inches and the wind was blowing like crazy!
Snow Ice Cream
3/4 cup sugar
1 Cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Beat eggs, add milk, sugar and vanilla.
Then go out and gather a pan of freshly fallen snow
and quickly combine with mixture until consistency of ice cream is achieved.
Note: We didn't use eggs and used whole milk instead of evaporated milk.
Taken from the Kansas City Star in the 1960's and carefully archived in Etta's recipe book until today! M.