When mother nature sends you snow, make SNOW ICE CREAM!
Things can get pretty cold in the Northeastern parts of the United States, at least once a winter we get hit by a pretty big snow storm & the world comes to an end. Everyone over 50 starts running for the store to grab their bread & milk. Me? I just grab the milk. Because when the snow hits & the kiddos get cabin fever this is one of the BEST things to do.
Google "snow ice cream" & you will come up with hundreds of different ways to make it. They are all tasty & they will all work. Just make sure you have all your ingredients, toppings & utensils ready to go because this melts pretty quick.
HOW TO MAKE: Take a HUGE bowl of clean snow, about 16 cups. Stir in 1 cup of milk & 1 cup of half-n-half. (you can use 2 cups of milk if you wish) Add 1 tsp. of vanilla extract & a half cup of sugar.
Let the lil' ones go at it, stir! stir! stir! Let them get messy!
You can clean them & the table off later. Take some time to enjoy their excitement in stirring up some snow & milk, it's the little things that make memories. If you are standing their with a rag in your hand trying to wipe up every drop that falls out of the bowl you need to go get therapy for OCD, just sayin'