It may sound silly, but when I decided I wanted to have children, one of the things I always envisioned doing with my potential offspring was making snow ice cream every winter. It just always sounded like so much fun, a winter activity we could make into a tradition. And this year, I finally got to start that tradition with my little guy Andrew. We got a massive amount of snow here last week (although not nearly as much as those further east!), and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to let him try snow ice cream for the first time. He helped me collect the snow and mix the ice cream, and when it was ready I served him a bowl. He definitely approved!
This ice cream isn't going to knock your socks off or anything, flavor-wise. It just tastes like vanilla ice cream. It's more about the method than the end product, in this case. I know I'm going to cherish this tradition with my boys every year!
Snow Ice Cream
source: Food Network
8 cups clean snow
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Place snow in a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine and serve immediately.