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Friday, January 24, 2014

Recipe for Texas Snow Ice Cream

TexasSnow Ice Cream
by Jody Worsham
All rights reserved for man made snow machine

If you live up North, snow can be a daily occurrence.  You are equipped for it.   But here in Texas it is a rare occurrence.  People go nuts with the first flake.  The one highway truck is frantically looking for salt or sand for the bridges.  Pick-up trucks are either spinning down the highway or speeding along the road pulling a wash tub full of kids sliding all over the place.

Wa-Mart sells out of hot chocolate and toilet paper. School is canceled supposedly for safety reasons but the real reason is nobody would come anyway.  Everybody is outside playing in it.

When I was growing up as a kid, the first thing we did as soon as there was enough flakes to scoop up with a spoon, was to make snow ice cream.  I am including my mother's recipe for no fail Texas Snow Ice Cream.

1.  Wait six to ten years for enough snow to stick.

2.  Gather  clean snow in a bowl.  Avoid gathering snow from the barn, the chicken pen, or the hog pen.  The added flavors do not enhance the ice cream.

3.  Locate condensed milk.  If it has been expired more than 4 years, throw in the trash and switch to regular milk.

4.  Pour one cup of milk in a bowl.  Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, and a half cap full of vanilla.  Stir.

5.  Add snow to taste.

If you do it right,  it will taste similar to the ice cream snow cones you get in the summer but only better.

I should warn you that if you want the real thing, you have to wait for it to snow  Throwing ice cubes in a blender is just not the same.  Of course you  could drive north until you reach snow; however you might be called a Snow Bird.

I've got to run.  Temperature is supposed to reach 50 degrees this afternoon and I have to make more snow ice cream before it melts. You really can't can snow or put it up in the freezer.  Like everything else, fresh is best.


Sharon said...

I grew up in Ohio and could never get snow ice cream to taste good. Like your recipe . . . funny.

Joanne Noragon said...

I still live in Ohio. We talked about snow ice cream but no one knew how to make it. So, we just ate the snow, and the icicles and built forts and had snowball fights.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Here in PA we are all going flaky with this "year of the snowstorms". One more bad forecast and meteorologists better run for cover.

A friend just sent me a recipe for snow ice cream also. It looks like something fun to make with my grandchildren.