Today was a snow day for my kiddos. They were so excited!!! We couldn't believe how much snow Mesquite (TX) got. Last I heard on the news we received 11 inches. Wow is all I can say. We wish for snow every year and nothing. Then we finally get some snow and we hit the jackpot. Everyone was so excited to wake up this morning to so much snow on the ground.
The first thing the kids wanted to do was go outside and play and build a snowman. Then we did something really fun and different together we made Snow Ice Cream!! Well, we actually made it twice once yesterday and then again today. I remember snow ice cream when I was younger and lived in Nebraska. What fun to finally make this wonderful sweet treat with my own kiddos.
They kids were excited and confused all at the same time when I suggested the idea. . Mackenzie said snow ice cream? I told her its super yummy trust me on this one. I have to admit it was so long ago I couldn't recall all the ingredients. I knew it was milk and sugar but that was it.
I remembered Paula Deen making snow ice cream her show last year, so I knew just where to get the recipe. I love her version because it uses sweetened condensed milk and turns out so creamy. The kids loved making this recipe all by themselves. I have included a short video of the kids making the ice cream.
When they were finished and got their first taste they loved it!!! so the snow ice cream was a success. I hope you enjoy some of our photos from our snow day. I love the one of the barn pictured above with the Texas flag painted on the side. It is just around the corner from our house. When I drove by it was post card perfect!
Carson having fun throwing snowballs. He was going to throw it right at me but luckily he has bad aim.
Mackenzie making a snowman and a snow angel.
Here is Mackenzie's Paula Deen Snow girl!! LOL we cracked up at this one. Look at the stick of butter in her apron.
Even the dogs joined the fun. Freeway didn't know what to think about all this snow.
A site we probably wont see for a long time.
Here is a short video of Mackenzie and Carson making Snow Ice Cream.
Um a big bowl of yumminess.
Snow Ice Cream
8 - 9 cups freshly fallen snow
1 - (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
Place snow into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Slowly Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.
Cook's Note: Make sure to use fresh fallen snow when making snow ice cream. We placed some bowls out to catch all of our snow.
Recipe source: Pauladeen.com