Snowing in Columbus

Saturday, 19 December 2009
Growing up in Saint Joseph, Missouri we experienced snow every winter in sometimes large quanities.  When my family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee in the early 90s, we didn't see many flakes but occasionally we'd get a Winter Wallop (approx. 3'') that would shut down the city for days.  As a middle school student, those were the times to celebratae!  My friends Tiffany and Brad and I would make snow cream which is like ice cream made from snow. 

Our recipe was SIMPLE.  Snow, milk, vanilla and sugar.  Not much milk, keep in mind.  It was tasty but not very thick.  A quick Google search shows some Snow Cream chefs take this dessert pretty seriously.  If you want to go all out, try this recipe from Suite101.

Snow Cream (not a great idea nowadays with acid rain and all but ...):

1 cup sugar
1 TBS flour
2 eggs
1 can condensed milk
1 pint plain milk
1 TBS vanilla
food coloring
snow (a big bowl)

Mix all of the above together except for the food coloring and snow. Keep cold until the snow is gathered.  Send kids out to get snow - about the size of a basketball.  Stir snow in with Snow Cream base.

It is snowing this morning in Columbus, Ohio and the winter wonderland look is enchanting.  There's something about the purity of a white covering that stills the heart and produces a lovely calm.  I'm trekking to Eugene, Oregon tomorrow to get back to my job but I've had such a restful, fun time with my family this week and I'll be sad to leave. 

Is it snowing where you live?


LizP said...

Thank you for sharing that! I think it might have snowed twice where I am from in my lifetime :-) But we make up for that in Eugene where we usually get one good snow of the season. You've missed balmy 55+ temps here this last week.

Nan said...

Sad to say....I've never seen a snow flake in my life, my Christmas's have always been hot summer sunshine.One day I might be lucky and experience a winter wonderland..I had never heard of snow it clean enough to eat ?? So glad to hear you've had a good time this past week. love ya.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...never heard of snow cream. Can't say that it sounds like the most sanitary of desserts. Think I will stick with using milk, sugar, vanilla, eggs and an ice cream maker.


Denae said...

It probably is NOT okay to eat but we loved making it as kids without our parents even knowing.

LizP - When we landed in Eugene it was grey and raining but WARM!
Nan - when we finally get settled you'll have to come stay for a month in the winter so we can play in the snow!
CC - Annie would like snow cream. You should make it for her. ;)