The crazy snowstorm has me thinking of snowstorms from my childhood.  Growing up in Arkansas, we didn’t get a lot of snow.  Any snow we got felt like the most magical and amazing thing ever.  I can only remember one honest to goodness snowstorm. Well, I thought it was a snowstorm at the time.  I think I’ve changed my qualifications for snowstorms.  This week’s storm had thunder and lightning.  I’m talking LOUD thunder, crazy bright lightning.  It was crazy!  That’s a storm.  If your snowstorm doesn’t have thunder and lightning?  I’m not sure you’ve got a storm.  The one storm that I remember from way back when gave us a foot of snow and no school for a week.  I thought it was the most spectacular thing that had ever happened.  The whole world seemed to shut down.  We couldn’t get to town!  I pretended like I was Laura Ingalls Wilder.  My mom?  She became a magician.  She made us snow cream.

What’s that you say?  I’ve been reading posts on facebook all day on the origins of snow cream.  I thought that everybody knew about snow cream.  When I talked about looking up the recipe on the internet my husband thought I was crazy.  Snow cream?  Huh?  He looked at me like I was crazy.  What the Hell is snow cream?

When I was a kid, snow cream was the best part of a big snow.  My mom would gather untouched snow mix together some sugar and spice like a chemist and give us ice cream made from snow.  From what I gathered on facebook yesterday?  Snow cream is a Southern thing.  I figured I should share the recipe so that the next time it snows in your neck of the woods you can become a magician for your kids.  It’s tasty and a bazillion calories.  I ate so much of it last night that I got a stomach ache.  My husband?  He was grossed out by the whole thing.

Snow Cream!

Milk or cream
Fresh clean snow
Beat 2 eggs in a large bowl. Add 2 cups milk or cream, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3 tablespoons vanilla. Mix together and add enough fresh, clean snow to create the proper consistency. Sort of like slush. Serve this yummy treat in a dish or ice cream cone.
I mixed everything together and kept adding snow until it looked like slightly melted ice cream.  I had a bowl of it right away because I knew the taste would bring back childhood memories.  I threw the leftovers in the freezer and I’m still enjoying them today.  It’s super sweet.  I’d say that you could probably cut the sugar a bit.  Maybe use just a cup?  I also tossed in a little nutmeg.  I remember my mom using nutmeg when I was a kid.  I hope you enjoy it!

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