Sunday, February 11, 2007

Rumors of snow



Radio Question of the Day:

Schools close for the holidays in North Pole, Alaska, but under what other conditions do North Pole schools close?
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Did you make snow ice cream when you were a kid? My sisters and I did. You have to make sure that the snow is clean and WHITE. No yellow snow! Those dogs. The best way is to put out a big bowl and let the snow fall into it rather than scooping up snow that has already fallen.

Snow Ice Cream

Big bowl of fresh snow
1 to 2 cups Milk (Whole milk is better than skim or low fat.)
1to 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 to 1 cup Sugar

Take a large bowl of snow and quickly stir in just enough milk to make the right consistency of ice cream. Start with about 1/2 cup and keep going until you have enough to make the snow creamy. If you add too much milk and it becomes runny, just add some more snow. Then stir in a little vanilla and sugar, and you've got yourself snow ice cream! You really need to eat it immediately.


We still don't have snow, but there are rumors that on Tuesday we will finally get our first real snow. So far we've had "traces." I sure would love to make snow ice cream again.

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Answer to the Radio Question of the Day:

Only when the temperature drops to 50 below zero or colder. Hoo Boy!

15 comments:

AP3 said...

The only time in my life I can remember having snow ice cream is when Eirual's mom (Naeb) made some for us. I didn't know you knew how to do that! You were holding out on us!

lime said...

i actuallu have never done this. if we have actual snow on tuesday i may need to give it a shot....

kenju said...

My mom used to make snow ice cream for me everytime it snowed enough. I mentioned it in a post recently and someone said he had never heard of it. Thanks for posting the recipe, since my mom died without divulging hers.

Peter said...

No snow = no snow icecream here Lucy.

Tom & Icy said...

Oh. Ours turned out yellow looking and that sort of killed the moment. I think Master Tom put in eggs with the yokes. I just don't know if I want to eat his yellow snow ice cream or not.

Logo™ said...

We rarely have enough snow to try anything like that. Usually you can see the grass through it, but this, oh yeah, we could have done that. Thank goodness we are back into the 50s (above zero) and all is well.

Doug said...

That's some cartoon!

~Mo'a~ said...

That is a wonderful recipe...I am hoping for snow tomorrow, so that I can try it out....I will run out to buy whole milk...only have 1% in this house.
Keeping fingers crossed for a good amount of snow.

actonbell said...

hahaha! Where'd you find that gem?

50 below? OMG. And it was lovely today, wasn't it? Hard to believe such a forcast.

mireille said...

Speaking of snow, I remember reading something rustic like Little House on the Prairie when they would take hot maple syrup (which was somehow thicker than the stuff in the bottle) and make designs with it on a bowl of hard packed snow == it would turn into maple candy. That was SO romantic to me. Anyway. Hope you get all the snow you want, and stay safe in it! xoxo

Rachel said...

LOVED the cartoon! That is a knee slapper for sure!! I hope I don't think of it though when spring comes and I decide to have an ice cream cone!!! teehee

We probably will only get rain here. Fine by me! I sure don't want that icy stuff.

Man if it were 50 below zero I don't think anything would work! I just cannot imagine being in weather anywhere NEAR that cold. Hoo boy is right!!

The Lazy Iguana said...

I can not even imagine what 50 degrees below zero is like. Nor do I want to. I can live a long and happy life without ever being in 50 below zero weather.

herschelian said...

Pleeese give me permission to send this post to some of the news media in the UK. Last week we had a (pretty but piffling) four or five inches of snow in the Birmingham area of Britain - all the schools closed as the dreaded Health & Safety Police declared it might be dangerous for the little darlings to trudge to school - and as for the playgrounds, lethal areas!!!! As a nation we have go to get a grip on reality again. Your blog post reminds us all of the real world out there --- and its chilly;-)

Lulu said...

Hmm. Wouldn't work in London, where even fresh-fallen snow is grey with pollution...

Klondike Kate said...

Hi TLP - I used to live in North Pole, AK! Nothing closes in town until it is at least -40 or colder. Have you ever heard of square tires? When it's that cold, the bottom of the tire actually squares off, almost like its flat. So when you drive off in the morning its very thumpety, thump until the air in the tires warms up and the rubber returns to its properly round shape!