Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow Cream Recipe!

Hi everybunny! Well, I got lots of requests for the snow cream recipe that I mentioned on Monday. David's Mama use to make this when he was little. There were five kiddo's and not a lot of money for treats like ice cream. So she would make this. Here ya go!


Ingredients:
One big ol' bowl of clean snow
Evaporated milk (2 cans more or less)
Sugar (1 cup more or less)
Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon more or less)

David's Preparation Method:
  • Plaster face to window then jump up and down clapping your hands that it's snowing!
  • Shout loudly several times, Snow Cream! Snow Cream! Snow Cream!
  • Haul butt to the grocery store to purchase evaporated milk because the date on the other cans you hoarded from last year have expired.
  • Go outside and fill your big ol' bowl with clean snow from the preselected snow gathering area in the yard. (I'm not kidding)
  • Get giant mixing spoon and slowly poor evaporated milk into snow and continue stirring until snow looks like soft serve ice cream.
  • Stir in sugar according to the requirements of your sweet tooth.
  • Stir in vanilla extract according to the requirements of your sweet tooth.
  • Sit on couch with big ol' bowl and the giant mixing spoon you used to stir everything together with and eat your snow cream while grinning from ear to ear.
  • Eat entire bowl by yourself just daring someone to come near it.
  • Wash bowl and spoon, put coat back on, go back outside and start the process again.
  • Do this three times until you are ready to puke. (The snow won't last long here so ya gotta get it while the gett'in is good!)
Yes, I'm married to a 50 year old that still acts like he's 8. Now you know why he married my goofy, dorkwad self. ;)

xx, shell, sugie and harrington

25 comments:

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Oh, I remember snow ice cream. My mama made it for us. It was good! We always begged for it...lol.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
Thanks for making me sputter tea through my nose just now. I LOVE this post and will probably print the damn thing out just to remind me (again) why I love you.
Happy New Year, my dear friend...to you, David and The Raspberry Rabbits.
Hugs from,
Moi, Handsome, Kes and Fezzik Inconceivable (The Magnificent, according to him!) xoxo

My word verification is: buncen
What a hoot!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!! That's IT!!! AND I have enough supply of snow here to last till SPRING and BEYOND!!! I could OPEN a roadside stand, although the passers by are NOT REALLY in the mood for snow cream about now...BUT We'll surely try it! Thank you SO MUCH!!! and my 50something hubby is an 8year old when it comes to things like this TOO!!! give me an estimate on the size of that large bowl???
Hugs, Donna

Jade said...

Hee, love that bunny pic! Will definitely have to try the snow cream as we have well over a foot of snow here. Thanks much to you and David for sharing the recipe!

Karen M said...

Trying to imagine other recipes that might be in a cookbook where one recipe starts out "Haul butt to grocery store".... Love the way you tell your stories.

Lisa said...

If someone made snow cream for me, I might not loathe the snow so freakin much!!! Now I can't have dairy anymore, so I will continue hating snow. But I will pass on the recipe to my family! Love your refreshing dorkwadiness

Pokey said...

I've had snow ice cream many times, even in High School since we lived in Anchorage then. But, my recipe wasn't near as funny as your David's version, lol. We love our husbands for that little boy that is inside them (becuz we can see hte lil' guy, and love him, too!).

Briarside Lane said...

Hey Shell! Thanks for the memory! My Mom made snow cream for us, too! It was THE best!!!

So... do you all know about hot buttered biscuits and chocolate gravy??? Another southern favorite in my family. :-) I make it for DD and me as hubby doesn't like it... his loss!

Happy New Year! ...Karen

StitchinByTheLake said...

We used to make this when we were kids - so good to be reminded. :) blessings, marlene

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Hi Shell--first off how cute--my dd has told about making this back at one of her friends houses 20 some years ago--but me--never had done it--we make homemade ice cream in a container!!!!
I am not too sure I would want to make this now--there is tooo many things in the air that attaches itself to the snow as it falls!!!!
and second--you are way way toooo hard on yourself--you are one very lovely talented and sweet friend!
Hugs,Di and miss gracie
ps wait till you see my Ufo list!!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Well, that's two mysteries solved. There is something satisfying about evaporated milk, the 6th flavor on the palate or something.

Allie said...

ROFL - gotta love that recipe! Our snow has all melted in the rain today, I'm sure we'll get more and when we do, we're going to try this!

Whimsey Creations said...

My mom used to make that for us when we were kids but I'd forgotten what went in it. Not that I could make it except maybe every ten years down here or it would be tinted red from the Georgia red clay with as little snowfall as we get once in a blue moon LOLOLOL

Hef's Mom said...

This is not a recipe for a woman who owns two shepherd dogs!
Love the bun picture though, weee! We bought a sled, I could not get the dogs to pull me around the yard.

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, Thanks for sharing your recipe. I had forgotten how my mom made it, but I know we love eating it. We haven't gotten that much snow. Hey we got to 69 degrees today and then it has dropped to 30degrees. Your post gave me a chuckle tonight for which I thank you very much. Have a wonderful weekend. If you celebrate, just be safe. Happy New Year Your Missouri friend.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Never had it - sounds good, very 8ish!! My mom would heat that can of ev. milk in boiling water until just before it exploded. Then open and eat with big ol' spoon! Like soft carmel.

If it exploded? Well - that is why it was called "Danger Pudding"

The human said...

I'm now so disappointed that our snow has all melted!

SheilaC said...

Thanks for the laughs!!! I am still grinning from ear to ear :)

You and David are just too cute!!

Happy New Year my friend, enjoy your snow cream.

SheilaC

Jan M said...

Love this! Brings back such sweet memories of my childhood winters!

Brenda Kula said...

I doubt we'll be getting any snow around here. Happy New Year!
Brenda

The French Bear said...

Happy New Year Shell, David, Sugie and Harrington!!!!!!
Yeah, out with the old and Helloooooo New!!!!!!!
Remember, start in July for next Christmas!!!!
Ha ha, love ya kiddo!!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xoxox

Stitches said...

oh, the memories of Snow Ice Cream!! My grandmother used to make it for me and I made it for my older grandkids years ago..I still have a couple of younger gkids and I will have to make it for them. Just need to tie a string on my finger..Hope you have a great year and I'm looking forward to you new pattern.

Stitches said...

oh, the memories of Snow Ice Cream!! My grandmother used to make it for me and I made it for my older grandkids years ago..I still have a couple of younger gkids and I will have to make it for them. Just need to tie a string on my finger..Hope you have a great year and I'm looking forward to you new pattern.

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

What a great ideal...I think I might just have to try this sometime this winter:D

We used to go out with maple syrup...pour it in the snow and scoop it right up into our mouths:D

jennifer said...

Snow Cream yum Might have to make some today.