Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Snow Cream with my Favorite Coffee Creamer

Although we didn't get quite as much snow as the weatherman predicted (do we ever?), it snowed enough to cover our boots and the temperatures are low enough to make daily chores frigid! 

Since the kids and animals are pretty miserable, we've been working hard laying in extra bedding, feeding more scratch to warm the ducks and chickens up, and maintaining our draft free but well ventilated coops.  All of this made the animals happier but only made the kids colder so I thought I needed to concoct a little something to brighten their day as well- especially since- they don't get out of school.  There aren't any snow days when you homeschool!

I realized I hadn't made snow cream for the kids in a couple of years so it was just what the mama prescribed to cheer up those hardworking kiddos.   Here's the recipe we used, there's a ton out there but this is our favorite and it's a bit sweeter than the traditional recipe because instead of just half and half or milk, I add in some of my flavored froo-froo coffee creamers!  For today, we just happened to have a new bottle of Girl Scouts Samoas coffee creamer!  It doesn't get much tastier!

Coffee Creamer Flavored Snow Cream
1/2 - 1 cup of Milk (adjust for your desired consistency)
1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2-1 cup of Coffee Creamer (start with 1/2 cup and add more if it's not strong enough)
8 cups of CLEAN (white) Snow

Collect clean, white snow in a large bowl that provides about 8 cups.  Mix the minimum amount of milk, sugar, vanilla, and creamer in a separate medium-sized bowl.  Pour the milk mixture over the snow and stir to mix.  If it's not the consistency you like, add either another 1/2 cup of milk or creamer, you likely will not need both until you reach your desired consistency.  Scoop into a bowl and enjoy!