Monday, December 15, 2008

Times of Tradition - #3

This is one of our FAVORITE traditions. We have to wait on pins and needles for it sometimes because it is totally dependant on God's graciousness! It requires one very important ingredient that only He can provide!

Tradition #3:
Snow Ice Cream! When I was a little girl my mom would wait for the second snowfall of the year (the first one often cleans the air of dust and pollutants, she said, so she would never take the 1st snow) and then she would set out a bowl to catch enough to make us ice cream! It's simple, but OH so good! It doesn't keep, so you have to have your "eaters" armed with spoons and ready!
The process is simple. Get a bowl full of snow. This is my Kitchenaid mixer large bowl.

To that add a Tablespoon (or a little more) of flavoring (your choice), & 1/2 c. of sugar. Then gradually pour cream over the snow. (Add a bit - stir - add more - stir) Until the snow pulls together and has the consistency of soft serve ice cream. It is usually flaky and powdery until you get enough cream on it. Then it looks like this -19, 17, & 15 and they still ask when we are going to have snow ice cream. They still stop me as I'm walking through the dairy section and point to the cream with big puppy dog eyes, begging for me to not pass it by. They still act like little kids when they finally get to have it!

1 comment:

loefflermom said...

Very Fun!