Thanks to a lovely neighbor who watched a newscast, then posted on facebook, which then reminded me of something I did in childhood.
Snow Ice Cream. You will need clean snow.
Now I realize "clean" can be a relative term. You see when I was little my mom made me snow ice cream. Then in 5th grade my science teacher taught us all about ACID RAIN. OMG. NO more snow ice cream for me!! Never! It would KILL me!!
This many years later and I've learned that what doesn't kill me consumption wise only preserves my organs for my plan to live forever.
So BRING ON the ACID!!
Back to my original "recipe."
You'll need milk, sugar and vanilla on hand.
Start mixing the snow in with the other stuff.
Keep adding snow (they say 5-6 cups, we probably ended up with 8 or more) until it becomes a mashed potato consistency.
Voila! Vanilla and chocolate (with caramel sauce) snow ice cream!
Problem though. It melts SUPER fast and gets all soupy. It was also WAY sweet.
I ended up freezing half mine. It was really good frozen. Kind of like a vanilla italian ice. I actually enjoyed it more than when it was fresh. Again though, super sweet.
I don't have any pictures, but I did make more again tonight.
This time I mixed 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and then put it in the freezer for 45 minutes or so.
When the snow was mixed in the whole thing didn't get soupy. We froze most of it, but did end up having some too. This mix was MUCH better and I even have a sweet tooth. It also didn't soupify immediately.
Now what to do with the other millions of cups of snow out there...
*hugs and kisses*