Snow! I feel like we have had a pretty wet winter, but the temperatures have been mild. Rain, lots of rain, is what we have gotten up until this last weekend.
The snow started early on Saturday morning and ended sometime that night, and my kids were so happy to finally have some of the white stuff. Lily asked me about twenty-seven times if we could make snow ice cream, so we did.
I decided that I wanted the eggs in our snow ice cream, but that I would cook the mixture before (it becomes thicker and tastes like a custard) mixing in with the magic ingredient, snow.
12 oz. milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1. Crack the eggs into a saucepan and whisk until smooth.
2. Add the milk, sugar, and extract, and whisk until smooth.
3. Place the saucepan on the stove over medium heat. Stir continuously so that the mixture does not burn on the bottom of the pan.
4. Once the mixtures comes to a boil, continue cooking for 2-3 more minutes so that it will thicken.
5. Allow the mixture to cool. (I placed the saucepan in the fridge for most of the day until we were done playing and ready to eat.)
6. Find clean snow, and bring a big bowl inside. In a separate bowl place a few cups of snow, and pour some of the egg/milk mixture over. Stir, and continue to add more snow and egg/milkuntil the mixture is gone. 7. Add snow until your ice cream is to you liking, scoop, and enjoy!