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Old 11-27-2006, 07:40 PM   #1
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Snow ice cream

We had about 15 inches of snow yesterday!!! In the midst of the snow, I called my dad and asked him how he used to make snow ice cream when we were kids. I asked him if it was something he made up for us, he told me he also ate it as a kid. Anybody else heard of it or made it before? Here's how my dad's goes:

Chocolate Snow Ice Cream
2 big bowls of clean, freshly fallen snow
milk
vanilla
sugar
cocoa powder

Basically it's like a double boiler system, or in this case, a double freezer. You set one bowl in the other to keep it cold. Mix in milk until the snow is...(hmm, how do I put this?) good snowball material. Not slushy but all the snow should be moist. Throw a shot of vanilla in too. We mix the sugar and cocoa together, to get the taste right (it's usually about 2 to 1), then add it to the snow. If it gets too thin, just grab some snow from the other bowl. Eat right away!!! Yum!

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:36 PM   #2
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we used to top bowls of snow with maple syrup but, I like your idea much better. ( we only got about 1 inch of the white stuff here)
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:37 PM   #3
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That's cool! I may try that. When it snows here for the first time. :P
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:55 PM   #4
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My grandfather used to do something similar to this, except he used the stovetop popcorn maker to mix it on top of a bowl of salted ice. It was always Golden Guernsey milk, with 3 or 4 inches of cream on top of each quart. I wish we had snow and there was GG milk in the fridge!
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:40 AM   #5
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I saw an episode of Paula Deans cooking show where she made snow icecream.........said it was the best she'd ever had. If I remember right she jsut added soem Evaporated milk and vanilla. I'm going to have to go search to be sure and try it out............minus the yellow snow mind you
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:08 AM   #6
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hmm, I may have to try some variations next time. I might try cream, if we have it, instead of milk.

Indeed, watch out for yellow snow!!!
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just DO NOT! eat the yellow snow...it is NOT lemonade...
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ummmmmm
uh oh
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The next time snow comes to Mount Pelion, I just may decide to make iceballs. As a kid back home then, I used to suck on these balls made out of shaved ice coated with multi-coloured syrup - rose, pandan, grenadine, palm sugar etc. Some of them have sweetened red beans, cubed agar-agar and grass jelly in the center. What a treat!

Edited to add: Oh, I forgot about the evaporated milk as well.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:52 AM   #10
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I used to make snow ice cream as a kid all the time. I can't remember the recipe.

One thing I've learned is that you have to be careful with the snow. The nucleas of a snowflake is "supposed" to form around a bit of dust in the air. In many places nowadays, the dust is replaced with air pollution.
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