Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Vegan Snow Cream

Mom used to make snow cream for us when we were little - and it was such a treat!

...such an ephemeral treat...

...first you have to wait until it snows (here that's not a long wait - but in NC growing up it wasn't an everyday occurrence)...

...then once you make it, you pretty much have to eat it right away as it certainly doesn't last and you can't freeze it - believe me I've tried and you get a rock hard mass of ice...

...the recipe can't be too precise - you just have to taste it to know when it's right...

Mix about 1 cup of soymilk with about 2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla - then sort of drizzle that over your fresh snow - stir until it looks creamy - taste and adjust...

...get a boy up on the counter to do the taste test...

So sweet and so good!

...then use up the leftover by mixing it into some cold Teecino for a sweet afternoon pick-me-up - YUM!

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  1. that looks de-lish! it's been a long time since i made any. once the boys stopped going out for hours in the snow (that happens at about 15 btw) i never thought to make it again. fun, though.

    love, k

  2. so fun!
    we always drizzle a bit of pure maple syrup over a bowl of snow with the first snowfall. A beautiful treat from nature and wonderful memories too : )

  3. Funny that we're stuck playing in the (almost) warm sunshine in late January and early February instead of making snowcones, icecream, ice towers, and suncatchers like we usually would be.
    Oh, well. It will just have to do! ;)

  4. Anonymous1:10 PM

    this is an AWESOME idea.... I think I know what we'll be having for snack today! :)

  5. When I was a child, Mom would make it with milk, vanilla, sugar and it was SOOOO good! I use cream, sugar, snow but will try it with maple syrup. I LOVE snow ice cream!

  6. Oh thank you for this! I am from Alaska and we used to make this all the time...mmmm... homesick now!!!

    I wish it snowed more in England!

  7. mY mOM USED TO MAKE THIS TOO,i THINK! Thanks for the Mary Pope Osbourne recommendation based on Homer-I just may introduce these afterwards!

  8. I had a babysitter do that once when I was young. I thought she was the coolest!

  9. I WISH I had that recipe last year. Is there rain cream. ;)

  10. i am going to make this tomorrow with my kiddos! we have lots of fluffy white stuff outside. and i have some yummy vanilla a friend brought me from mexico. i think we'll skip the maple and just make ours vanilla. :)

  11. Oh I wish I could try this but even in winter we don't get snow. It does snow about 3 hours drive away but I'd dont believe I've ever seen sown that clean before.

  12. Owen has been wanting to do this and now I have the recipe!!

    We'll have to wait for some fresh new snow and then give it a whirl.

  13. That looks delicious!