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Friday, February 4, 2011

Snow Ice Cream!

I woke up this morning and looked outside to find FOUR INCHES of snow! FOUR. INCHES. I don't think I've ever seen that much in Dallas and I've lived here for almost 23 years. I'm getting really tired of this weather. I've been in the house for so long now that I'm getting cabin fever! At least this is just snow and not ice. 

 Our backyard, covered in snow!

Look how deep those footprints are!

So, what to do with all this snow.... build a snowman? Maybe. Snowangels? Eh, I don't want to get snow all over me. How about some snow ice cream? YUM!
This recipe is so easy. Seriously. THREE ingredients. I saw Paula Deen make it on her show one day and I thought to myself, "I would never be able to try that because we hardly ever get that much snow in Dallas." WRONG. So I made it this morning and it's actually really tasty! Believe it or not, it taste like Bluebell Homemade Vanilla, the best kind of vanilla ice cream around! Here's the link to Paula's recipe

Snow Ice Cream

8 c. snow
1 (14 oz.) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. of vanilla extract

 Only three ingredients!

Go outside and scoop you up some snow. Just make sure to avoid leaves, grass, and the yellow stuff :) Once you've got it in the bowl, pour in your can of sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract.

Now just keep stirring 'til the ingredients are all combined together. You're not going to end up with as much ice cream as you think. Once it's all combined, scoop some into a bowl and top it with whatever you want or eat it plain. I put some sprinkles on mine and my Dad put some crushed Oreos on his.

You have to try this recipe! 

No, seriously, you should try this. Come on, what else are you going to do today? You can't go anywhere!


  1. Fun! I've never heard of this before but very clever!

  2. haha cant go anywhere with 4 in of snow? you make me laugh. i live in the northeast corner of ohio. if only we shut down with that little snow.... But its a cool recipie!

    1. Funny...I´m from the NE corner of Ohio too! Unless we get 4 FEET of snow....then we have something to worry about! Hahahah!

  3. Cannot be good for you with all the pollution. Yuck

  4. This sounds dirty! The pollution contaminates falling snow...be careful!

  5. All of that pollution falls to the ground and is then drinking water for the animals you eat and also soaked up by the plants you eat. Not making snow ice cream once a year because of contaminants in snow is a bit silly, imo.

  6. Just gave you a shout out! Happy Holidays!



    1. You are so sweet to mention me, Marilyn! I really appreciate it! :)