Wednesday, February 2, 2011

It's a Snow Day... ummm... Snow Week! Yea!!

This is an extremely old recipe for Snow Cream. It was my grandmother's and I think she got it from her mother. (My grandmother passed away last year just shy of her 101st birthday, so the recipe is tried and true.)  Enjoy!

Snow Cream

1 egg, slightly beaten
1 - 2 teaspoons vanilla
3 - 4 cups milk
Sugar to taste (about 2 cups)
A dash of salt
1 large bowl of fresh, clean, powdery snow (not crusty or packed)

Pour milk and beaten egg into a saucepan and heat on low, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. When the mix begins to form tiny bubbles, slowly add the vanilla and then the sugar, all the while stirring the mixture. Turn off heat and allow to cool a bit. Gather fresh snow and divide into individual dishes. Carefully pour the milk mixture over the snow, stirring until you get the consistency you want. Add more snow or milk mixture, if needed. Refrigerate leftover milk mixture.

P. S.  Last night I decided this would make excellent "Hot Vanilla", too.  For those that don't like Hot Chocolate, can't have it for some reason, or just want something different - add more milk to the liquid and heat it up.  Delicious!  


Anonymous said...

I didn't know Grandmother gave you this recipe! Mom used this same recipe but never cooked hers... I guess we were too impatient to wait for it that long! Grandmother probably cooked hers because she used homegrown eggs. I don't worry too much about salmonella in store-bought eggs, so I'll probably be lazy and continue to make it without cooking! - Terri

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

I'm sure I asked her for it one winter when I couldn't get hold of Mom. I remember she didn't have to look it up, just rattled it off. :)

Mamarazzi said...

talking about turning lemons into lemonade...this sounds waaaay more delicious!!

so much snow, poor you!

thanks for stopping by my blog. i always follow people back to their blogs to leave a little comment love.

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

Yes, I have never seen this much snow in my life. We have already had record snowfalls and are expecting more this weekend. Since the temperature hasn't exceeded the freezing point, nothing is melting. {{sigh}}

Thanks for returning to my blog. I appreciate it, as well as the comments. :)

Karla Selman said...

My Kids loved it. Thanks! KS

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

Great! I'm glad they enjoyed it. :)

Maija-Liisa said...

Thank you for the recipe. We live in snow country too. I'm glad to have a tried and true recipe. I tried to link it in my blog, but your blog is set to get link to your main blog page, not the specific recipe. Off to catch from fresh snow!

Shelley Parker Chandler said...

Oh, but I am not in Snow Country. I'm in Green Country (not that you would know it from the photos). Enjoy the recipe!