Sunday, December 15, 2013

Tis the Season for Snowcream Sundaes!

Happy holidays everyone!  Tis the season for all things winter here at Silo Hill Farm and we are loving the snow this time of year! For all of my friends who live in tropical climates...you're missing out on this dish of lusciousness that only comes with the freezing kind of precipitation....
 Nothing makes my heart happier than snow, except when my grandson Jacob spends the night.  When both things happen together...well, I'm ecstatic!  Such was the case last week.  He wanted to play in the snow.
We talked about how there is magic in snow and how that is what you see sparkling in the sun.  (It's a grandmother's job to perpetuate magical myths, right?) I asked him if he had ever eaten ice cream made out of snow.  He had not.  I promised we'd make some as soon as sledding was over.  Took a while, because sledding is just way too much fun and I hope all of my tropical climate friends get to try it at least once in their lives!
Before we came in, we gathered about 6 cups of clean, fresh snow and left it out on the back deck until we were ready.
We rounded up our ingredients.

1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. Half & Half or cream
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

And now...6 year old Jacob will show you how easy it is to make!

Pour it all in a bowl.
Stir it up until the sugar dissolves.
Bring in your 6 cups of fresh clean snow and add it in one cup at a time.
Stir it up some more.  Stirring is serious business.  When you're done it should look kind of like this....
Throw it in the freezer for a few minutes and get your bowls and spoons ready.
Fill them up, adding the toppings of your choice. Believe it or not...Jacob is a purist and likes his ice cream and his snowcream plain.  (All of those toppings like coconut, chocolate chips, whipped cream and a cherry, were for me!)  Now...take a taste.
A good chef will savor the flavor and wait just one moment before giving his  review.
Chef Jacobs opinion of his first ever snow cream?
Wonderful!  There is magic in snow.  You can even taste it!


28 comments:

  1. Magical! Thanks for the recipe! Yours is a little different than mine! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Wow Danni - I love this - I almost wish there was some snow laying around for us to try. And it sounds awesome!!!!
    I've sledded before - does sand dune sledding count???

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  3. Oh Danni I love ths Jacob is gorgeous And love snow ice cream, although I doubt ill ever get the weather to make it

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  4. Might have to try this. We have some snow here. Jacob is adorable. :)

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  5. Jacob is a budding snow chef! I was disappointed he did not give it a number. The sledding looked like a lot of fun. No, I have never sledded, but I have had the chance to make snow cream once or twice. Though Jacob is the purist, I would have added chocolate syrup and a cherry or two. How cute is that smile!

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  6. Chef Jacob aced this one ! If I ever get to your snowy country, I hope Jacob will make me a bowl as well ;-) {and only grass "sledding" on a cardbox for me as yet!}

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  7. I have never heard of this! I think my challenge would be to find 6 cups of clean, fresh snow (there are a lot of dogs in my neighborhood...).

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  8. I remember this from my youth. We used to make it after the first sizable snow. I don't remember Mom's recipe...but it was good. Jacob is darling.
    Balisha

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  9. I have never heard of this either - how fun and yummy!!! What wonderful sweet memories you and Jacob are making. And yes....grandmas (grandpas too) should perpetuate magical myths...forever and ever.

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  10. Well, if it's good enough for chef Jacob, it's good enough for me, I'll just have to wait for some snow !!

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  11. oh my. never seen this before. all of our snow would be ....well yellow before we got to it. your jacob did a fantastic job with the recipe.

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  12. He is such a cute little guy!! There is no shortage of snow for this yummy recipe. More coming Wednesday.

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  13. I LOVE SNOW CREAM! My mom used to make it for us when we were kids. It's so yummy!! Brings back such fond memories.

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  14. Oh my gosh.. I have got to try this. We have enough snow here to feed the whole country or more with snow cream .lol. How fun!!

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  15. You make your visits with Jacob so fun...that little man must want to stay with you forever. I have no snow which makes me sad but seeing his little face light up while he has his is enough for me. ;)

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  16. That's so crazy-awesome! I've never made anything like snow-cream before!

    Trouble is, we don't have any snow at the moment. But when we do, the girls and I are trying this!

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  17. Snow cream is popular around here... if only it would snow! It's supposed to be 75 here on Sunday. Not very Christmas like. Your Jacob is adorable! Happy Tuesday!

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  18. I have not made this in ages, and as a pre-school teacher my daughter in law surely makes this with my grand kids, BUT.... that doesn't mean they can't make snow icecream with gramma too so I'm adding it to my list of fun things for Christmas break, maybe even make it a tradition.

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  19. What a beautiful post. I love that you are encouraging that handsome grandson of yours to believe in magic. What a wonderful afternoon the two of you must have had. Thank you so much for sharing and bringing a huge smile to my face in the process.

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  20. We used to make snow ice cream when I was a kid...i loved it!!! So much fun. :)

    -andi

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  21. Now I want it to snow so I can do this with my kids. All we've got is nasty gray snow from all our smog. Urrgghh. Love the memories your making with you grandbaby!

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  22. Oh my goodness, what a face!! Snow really is magical:)

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  23. I can't believe that is made from snow!!! I thought it was just a cute play on words. What an awesome idea. The kids in my family are going to love this. Jacob is adorable. How cool that you are teaching him the magic of nature :)

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  24. What an adorable post. It's so fun for kids to make something real out of something so simple I can't wait for Carter to be old enough to cook with. Jacob is one great chef. Merry Christmas. I hope your new home is coming right along.

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  25. What a fun idea! He does look like he enjoyed the tasting process. Merry Christmas, Danni. :)

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  26. I'm with you - a little chocolate, a little coconut, a little whipped cream....ummmmyummmmm! Jacob seems to be quite the chef! I be the sledding was the funnest. It's snowing here today so maybe I'll gather some up for ice cream. Glad you had this special time together.

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  27. Wow, this brings back memories....I used to make snow ice cream when I was a kid! I think we're supposed to get some more snow in a few days (like we need more) so I think I will collect some clean fresh snow and make some snowcream myself! :D

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