Getting the Good Snow Cream Recipe
Mom had the good Snow Cream recipe which she got from a friend at work who got it from her mother who was on up in years. I had to call Mom to get the recipe when I had kids, because we tried pouring some milk and food coloring in with the snow and didn’t have very good results. We still had a good time, but I knew Snow Cream was supposed to taste better. Once we got the Snow Cream recipe, we were in business.
Off on the Snow Gathering Mission
The boys would go out and play and then gather to the snow to make Snow Cream. I’d remind them not to get snow off the dirty vehicles or out in the road or any that looked dirty. My best tip was to brush off the top layer (which was usually kind of icy) and then collect clean snow under the top but not down to the ground.
The boys always enjoyed getting the snow, and would use a couple of my big Tupperware bowls for collecting it. They’d come in all rosy cheeked and proud of having the main ingredient ready to make our Snow Cream.
Once everyone peeled out of the cold and soggy clothes and warmed up a little, we’d mix up our Snow Cream just as I’d done with my siblings years before. Afterwards, we’d relax in the living room and watch cartoons while eating our bowls of Snow Cream.
Snow Cream Recipe:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 can (14 ounce) condensed milk
- 1 pint milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- food coloring
- a big bowl of snow
Snow Cream Directions:
- Mix all of the above together except for the food coloring.
- Chill the mixture while the kids gather the snow. This can take a while, since kids usually get distracted doing other things in the snow.
- Mix together snow and Snow Cream mixture until ice cream like in texture. Keep adding snow as needed. This may require a second trip.
- Add food coloring to the main bowl of snow or divide out the Snow Cream and let everyone color their own.
*If you have Snow Cream left over, it can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer.