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Miranda: Eat your way out

Many of us are hunkered down in the midst of Snowpocalypse ’11. In New England, we’re supposed to get MORE snow on Saturday and then MORE again on Tuesday. Uhm, yeah. Where to put it all? Well here’s an idea: eat it! Seriously, if you haven’t whipped up a batch of snow ice cream this season, there ain’t no time like the present. Kids love this kind of “cooking,” so you can get a little creative mileage out of it too. My oldest son prepared a batch with the little guys before going back to college last week. He started with a recipe from AllRecipes but made his own variation, which appears below.

And yes, there’s a cat on the table. That’s how it rolls at our house.


  • 1 gallon snow
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 cups milk

Gather up a bowl full of totally pristine freshly fallen snow. Eyeball a gallon’s worth. Bring it inside and stir in sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla to taste. You may prefer less or more of each ingredient, so start on the scant side and taste as you go. Then stir in just enough milk for a creamy consistency. Serve right away, assuming you can get your family to stop eating it straight out of the mixing bowl.

I’ll be heading out to rustle up tonight’s dessert momentarily.


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Fascinating!….says the girl who’s lived her entire in Florida. Really? Snow ice cream? awesome…that’s putting a positive spin on miserable weather.

    February 2, 2011
  2. Brittany Vandeputte #

    Adding chocolate milk mix is also yummy–but maple syrup? That sounds amazing! (And so New England-y!)

    We are also buried up to our you-know-whats in snow. I posted pictures on Facebook. I know I asked for lots of snow, but now I’m officially over it. LOL

    February 2, 2011
  3. Liz #

    That is hilarious! My association isn’t paying for any kind of removal this year and our lot, which is much larger than most, is being used as a dumping ground. It’s all fun and games for the kids now, but as my husband mused yesterday, “what’s going to happen to our basement when it melts?”

    Now we’ll just have to eat it all before it does.

    February 3, 2011
  4. very cute post! (as I read it in ARIZONA!)

    February 24, 2011

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