Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ice Cream Made from Snow - "Snow Cream"

I never heard of "Snow Cream" until a few days ago when my buddy Clayton down in TN said I had to try it.  As a self proclaimed lover of all things food that are worth eating, I decided to give it a go. 

"Snow Cream" is made by combining powdery snow, condensed milk, and vanilla extract.  No, we didn't scrape it off the ground; we set a bowl out to catch it (although I'm pretty sure as long as you gathered just the top layer it would be totally okay to do that). 

It only takes about a teaspoon of condensed milk for every cup of snow and only a drop or two of vanilla.  Integrate with a fork, top it with something if you like, and dive in. It tastes just like good ol' vanilla ice cream because it basically is.  The biggest difference is you don't have to wait for it to freeze!  I'm pretty sure they eat this stuff every day at the North Pole.