This winter has been extra snowy where we live and for most of the U.S. as well. So much snow! We’ve already gotten way more than is usual for the whole winter, and besides what we got over the weekend, we’ve got more coming later this week. And the cold! It’s so cold! I spend most evenings curled up by the fire, wishing June would hurry up and get here so that Jo and I can go with our families on our yearly trip to Sanibel, Florida.
But daydreams aside, I do what I can to enjoy the snow. As long as you’re properly bundled up for it (seriously, buy some ski pants, because they are worth every penny), playing in the snow can be so much fun! Just yesterday I took my niece out sledding and she loved rolling around in the soft, powdery snow. We took my dog, Jack, with us, and he had fun catching snowballs and chasing the sleds. When you don’t have to drive anywhere and you can just play, snow is fun and beautiful and glorious.
One of my favorite treats when it snows is making “snow cream”. My recipe is pretty simple, too. Just mix a few spoons of sugar and a splash of vanilla extract into a cup of milk, then pour it over some fresh snow. Stir it up and eat it before it melts away. Yum, what a treat!
When it comes to making snow cream, every family seems to have its own recipe with different ingredients. I’ve heard of people adding brown sugar or sweetened condensed milk. How do you make your snow cream?
P.S. If snow cream makes you too cold just thinking about it, make yourself some of Jo’s super rich hot chocolate instead