Snow day family fun: making snow cream
With our first snow day of the year, (actually my son's first snow day ever) my family and I crammed a lot of activities in: We went sledding, shoveled/played in the snow, hooked the dog to the sled to create a fun "dog sled" activity (the dog was not as thrilled), had snow cones and made snow cream.
What's snow cream you ask? Why snow ice cream... It's easy, it's yummy, and it's a fun activity for the entire family!
Here is a simple recipe for making your own snow cream plus a how-to video of our experience!
OLD-FASHIONED SNOW CREAM
1 cup of milk 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Large bowl of clean snow
Before beginning make sure all ingredients are available and nearby and make sure the children wash their hands. I had gone out to scoop the clean snow and made sure the bowl was handy by the back door, too.
First, measure the sugar into a bowl and add the milk and vanilla. Mix thoroughly until the sugar is dissolved. Next add the snow and mix until it resembles ice cream - You may need to cut the snow into the mixture rather than actually "mixing" it.
If you would like other flavors, replace the vanilla with chocolate syrup, puree some bananas or strawberries and add them, or add any flavor you and your family will enjoy - the sky is the limit!
Eat and enjoy!
Tammy Mayrend is a search marketing professional who blogs on local activities for families at annarbormom.com.