This week I’m joining some of my best blogging friends for another Play Day series!
You can read their first posts in this new series here:
Winter Wonderland Small World from Buggy and Buddy
Winter Train Play in the Snow from Play Trains!
Penguin Sensory Play from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Cookie Cutter Snowman Art from Fun-A-Day!
Winter Forest Small World from My Nearest and Dearest
As for me, we came back from Puerto Rico to over a foot of snow. When’s the last time that happened?! Something about a polar vortex, icemaggedon, snowpacalypse combination?
What better way to embrace the snow than with a little homemade snow cream? A quick glance through this post will show you that my girls definitely approved!
Homemade Snow Ice Cream Ingredients
- FRESH Snow (Leave the yellow stuff alone, okay?)
- Splash of vanilla
This is a VERY forgiving recipe. Some recipes say “1 gallon” of fresh snow. Who actually measures one gallon of snow? Not me!
I mixed the milk, sugar, and vanilla inside in a mixing bowl, and then I added the snow when we went outside. I mixed it together a bit, and we ate it immediately.
I know some of you want exact measurements. Here’s the detail you need to keep in mind: you want twice as much milk as sugar. So, for example, I used 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup of milk.
I even let the “baby” join in on the taste tasting.
To switch things up, I added a drop of mint to each of our bowls. Oh my word. AMAZING.
A word to the wise: use a small drop of mint. A little goes a long way.
Snow Cream Flavor Ideas
Want to switch things up? Try these ideas! (Amazon affiliate links included.)
Plain vanilla (it’s a classic for a reason!)
Chocolate syrup as a topping or substitute chocolate milk instead of white milk.
Fruit flavors–either use fresh fruit as a topping or mix in flavored powdered milk (like strawberry)
We’ll be back Tuesday with another play idea–the next one is one of my favorite childhood memories, and I’m reallllly excited to share it with you.
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