Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Snow Ice Cream


When my parents moved our family to Placerville, California we found ourselves in snow country. A memory came to me today probably because we have so much snow.

We were so excited about seeing snow fall. And in the mountains it did not just snow a little. We lived at a place called 8 mile, and the snow got really deep. Mama loved the snow, she would set and watch the big flakes come down for hours. I came home from school to find Mama out in the snow with a big bowl. She was filling it with snow. I had no idea what she was doing this for, and Mama was being very silent about her plan. I did not know about Snow Ice Cream but soon would be having it for the first time. It was very good and along with my sister and brother we ate most of it.

Here is how she made it: 1 cup Milk or cream

                            1/2 cup of sugar

                             !/2 teaspoon of Vanilla mixed into about 3 quarts of snow.

Caution: watch out for yellow snow!!!



Lynn said...

How fun. I bet it was nummy. Will you make some now with your snow fall? Enjoy!!!!!

Kathy said...

Fun, You would have to get the snow pretty darn quick....lol

lila said...

What a wonderful memory! I have never had snow ice cream....maybe if we get some snow soon!

Susan deGeneres said...

Hi Mary,

Such a sweet memory. I remember trying to catch tiny snowballs in our mouths, like popcorn. But never had snow ice cream. Around my house, with 3 dogs and 2 cats - snow is better off left on the ground where it lies. LOL!