All weekend long and into Monday…storm warnings, avalanche warnings, blowing snow, wicked windchills…it just wouldn’t quit! Today, we took advantage of the winter wonderland and made snow cream.
My first taste of snow cream was over a winter vacation to North Carolina. Mom had stayed home while Dad drove my younger brother and me to Asheville to spend Christmas holidays with relatives. Getting there was rather uneventful, except that the heater in our car had conked out and we froze most of the way. I can still see Dad driving with one foot on the gas pedal and the other one under his butt trying to keep his foot warm. After a while, he would switch feet. It was cold, but we made it, and were no worse for the wear.
Our relatives were quite accommodating and hospitable, and to top it off, we had a white Christmas (something I was not accustomed to).
It was a Christmas of firsts:
- first time caroling
- first time drinking real homemade cocoa
first time cutting down a real Christmas tree
and of course,
- my first time tasting snow cream.
Life is full of sweet memories and whenever I make snow cream, I think of my aunt who introduced me to this definitive winter treat.
Try the recipe below and make some memories of your own!
Snow Cream Recipe
- 8 cups or 1 gallon (packed) of freshly fallen snow
- (1) 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
- Pour sweetened condensed milk over snow and gently stir to mix. If desired, add vanilla extract to taste. Serve immediately.
This is easy to make and so delicious. It’s fun food for everyone! And for chocoholics; simply add chocolate syrup or chocolate chips to taste!