|Chocolate snow cream. *|
The Weather Forecasters were predicting a rather substantial snow fall last night, so I set out a large bowl on our patio table out back to catch some snow for making snow cream. When I was a kid my Mama made snow cream for us every time there was snowfall. As I recall she would mix a beaten egg, milk, sugar and vanilla in with the snow. Nowadays it isn't safe to eat raw eggs so I omitted that in my recipe. Actually I didn't have a recipe, I just mixed the snow with chocolate milk, a bit of heavy cream and sugar to taste. Dan had requested chocolate snow cream, and we happened to have chocolate milk on hand.
|Bowl full of fresh snow.|
The bowl was full of snow when I got up this morning, and I thought I would put it in the freezer until I was ready to make the snow cream. BIG MISTAKE!!! After about an hour I began to wonder if the snow would freeze solid, so I went out to check it and sure enough the top was a layer of frozen snow, so I brought it in. I could dig down into the bowl where the snow was still not frozen though and that is where I made the snow cream.
|Top frozen. Dug down into middle where the snow was not frozen.|
I just gradually added chocolate milk, a bit of sugar, and some heavy cream into the middle of the bowl and stirred until it was incorporated with the snow.
|Mixing ingredients into snow.|
|Ready to eat.|
But one member of our family found it absolutely delicious.
|Maggie eating a bit of the slushie. There wasn't much chocolate milk left. (I know dogs should not eat chocolate.)|