Tuesday, February 10

Maple Snow Cream (30 Second Ice Cream)


I want to take a moment and apologize to all the Easter Coasters digging out from under 4-6 feet of snow that we have gotten in the past 3 weeks. You see, it is all my fault. I take full responsibility. 
One night about a month ago, I was sitting with my husband chatting while he ate his dinner (he gets in around 10pm so I had already eaten.) And I said, " I really think we have been saved this winter, it's going to be another one of those years where we get no snow, and it's warm." I shit you not that night the temps dropped to like -57 or something absurd and the snow followed shortly after, and it has been snowing ever since. 


Those of you who live in the southern warm states, you should feel bad for us, because it is flipping brutal this year. 
In a sad attempt to do something fun with the horrible snow, we decided to eat it. Snow Cream is an old fashioned treat that we northerners have been doing forever. In New England (and probably Canada) we liked to use a bit of maple syrup in our snow cream. You can certainly use any sweetened syrup you would like, but we stick with our Grandpa Brown's syrup and a dash of cream. 
Now I want to save some of you some time and your  comments about "oh don't eat the snow! Do you know how many chemicals are in it?!" They are terrified of acid rain...  It's a traditional thing to do during winter in the cold states, and I am almost positive there are less chemicals in snow than there are in whatever  you just ate for breakfast. The reason I say this is that last year when I blogged about this Sugar on Snow I got SO SO SO many comments on social media about how I was endangering my kids feeding them chemicals. It was really quite annoying. 
Maple Snow Cream (30 Second Ice Cream) 

Ingredients:
A cereal bowl full of fresh fluffy clean snow 
1 tbs of pure maple syrup (more if you like it super sweet)
1 tbs half and half ( or heavy/light cream) 

Directions:

Drizzle syrup and half and half  over the top of fresh snow and quickly stir it together until smooth. 
Drizzle extra syrup on top if you want a REAL treat. 
Then eat. 
 
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38 comments:

  1. These pictures are so great! I am also blaming myself for the snow because I wrote in a blog post a couple months back something like "bring it on New England, I'm ready for you". So we can share the blame. Also, I hope to be able to dig out soon so we can finally get together!

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    1. I'm glad I have someone to split the blame with! PS we need to go get a coffee or cocktail soon.

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  2. Oh I remember making snow ice cream when I was little! This year we haven't gotten enough (sorry!) to make it but I will just dream of this until we get it!

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    1. It's so fun! Please... take some of our snow?

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  3. I'm confused...there's chemicals in snow? I mean, I assume you're not scraping up the snow from under your car....
    This looks awesome and I wish I had tried it when we had our big snow storm last week. Ours is almost all melted already!

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    1. Acid rain! I'm feeding my kids pure acid apparently lol.

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  4. These maple snow creams make me want to go out and grab a bowl of snow! Unfortunately, we have dogs and they've jumped through all over yesterday's new snow. Next snow fall I will definitely give this a try though! I guess I never knew there were chemicals in snow.. What aren't there chemicals in?

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    1. Acid Rain that's way people freak out over it. I hope you get a chance to try this! It's so fun.

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  5. So fun! I made snow cream earlier in the winter and we haven't had snow since! Gahhhh. Definitely trying the maple syrup version next time we get some!

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    1. I wish I could saw we haven't had snow either! WTF.

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  6. seriously i can't handle the sweet pictures of your daughter, she is so cute!! Loving how crazy easy this ice cream recipe is girl, just wish we had snow in texas... :( wanna ship some down here?

    Krista @joyfulhealthyeats

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    1. Krista... send some Texas heat my way!

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  7. What a fun treat! Your pictures are too cute!

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  8. Talk about making lemonade out of your lemons... or snow cream out of your snow! So we have you to blame for all this abundance? ;)

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    1. Are you getting more in CT on Thursday too??

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  9. This is so cool, I have a snow based cocktail coming up --- I love eating snow!!

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    1. oooo I can't wait to see that cocktail Sue!

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  10. I think all the easterners will forgive you since you shared this delicious ice cream with them. I totally agree that there is probably more chemicals in the food we eat everyday than a scoop of fresh snow! Love these pictures, you have the sweetest looking little girl!

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  11. Safe to say we can probably feed the entire state of Rhode Island with our current snow and I absolutely agree people should feel bad for us because this is too much! On the flip side we LOVE snow ice cream and we will be making this with the next fresh snow - which, by the sounds of it...will be arriving Thursday. My hubby leaves for Miami on business on Monday - I have decided he isn't worthy of a Valentine this year ;)

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    1. OH my gosh, don't give him anything for V-day. That's just not fair that he gets to go to FL. We booked a vacation down south in April, I'm second guessing that choice. I need it NOW.

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  12. We've gotten like ... mmm.. no snow here. Ok I lie..we got about 10 seconds of flurries one day and it was magical and then it went away. I admit it, I'm kinda sad. haha if we ever get any good snow I'm making this! We'll survive a little "deadly snow cream". I love it! Ps. Your little one is adorable!! I just can't stand it! <3

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    1. Lol thanks! She loves being in pictures so much it's scary. And seriously.... quite now. I'm buried under the white crap up here! It's not fair!

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  13. The only thing about this recipe that makes me mad is that we don't have any snow. A fact of which I'm sure you hate me for. :) LOVE!

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    1. I do in fact hate you just a smidgen for being in Cali. ;) Kidding, I'm just insanely jealous.

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  14. Oh my gosh the pics in this post are too stinkin' cute!!! I'm loving this idea and wtf are people really worried about eating snow??? Gimme a break this is as simple and perfect as it gets.

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  15. Wowwwww
    Fantastic photo, and mouth-watering cream :)

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  16. Yumm. Can you use milk in place of cream?

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  17. Send us some. We got only ice down here.

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  18. NOT A CHANCE IN HELL!!!!!

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  19. Oh man! I guess we for the last snow for this season yesterday! No chance of getting fresh and fluffy snow now. Next time it snows, I am making this.

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  20. Oww, the last time it snowed in Melbourne it was 1986....and not 'fluffy white'! More like 'hey mum what is that cold gray crap in the mud' type ""snow-ing""

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    1. :( Come to the US I have plenty to share!

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  21. I just discovered your blog today and became an instant fan phrase "I shit you not". It is one of my daughter's most oft used phrases and you know where she got it. Potty mouth is genetic, runs in my family. We're Irish; maybe it was the ale. HA! "Keeping it real" is our motto so I appreciate your complete realness Carrie B.
    Oh and the recipes are awesome too. wil be making those maple glazed donuts this weekend, With a side of bacon. Good thing I don't care about calories because I intend to eat the whole batch.

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    1. Seriously best comment of the week. Thank you!

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