It’s almost the end of January and today we finally got some snow here in NYC. When I say finally, it’s not like I was wishing for it— I definitely was not. I was perfectly happy with this strangely mild winter, especially after being pregnant and walking home for two hours in waist deep snow last year during Snowpacalypse.!!! I’m more of a Summer gal and tend to want to hibernate during the winter months so most of the time, the beauty of freshly fallen snow is lost on me.
Even though I’m not a fan of snow or winter in general, I have to say, watching my three year olds excitement as the white stuff fell down and began to accumulate in our Brooklyn backyard was pure happiness. To me, one of the greatest joys of being a parent is being able to see moments like these through the eyes of your babies. He was excited, so I was excited. And I knew this newly fallen snow was the perfect excuse to get dressed and head out for some wintertime fun and a delicous batch of snow cream!!!
Snow cream is super simple to make and something that kids (and adults) go wild for. I mean, who doesn’t want to eat (clean) snow when they see it? Yes, it’s true, clean snow can be rare in New York City so all the more reason to grab some and eat it when you see it! You can flavor it any way you’d like using different extracts and mix-ins. Want chocolate snow cream? Use chocolate milk instead of plain. We like to bring our ingredients outside and have a little al fresco snow cream making/eating session. making it outdoors adds to the fun and keeps the mess out of your kitchen! Enjoy!
1/2 cup heavy cream, whole milk or any milk of your choice (soy, almond and rice work well too)
1/3-1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 cups freshly fallen snow
1. In a large bowl, whisk together cream, confectioners sugar and vanilla extract. Scoop freshly fallen snow over the cream mixture and stir quickly. Gently fold in toffee. Do not over mix or it will get watery. Serve immediately. Top with sprinkles or chocolate syrup for extra fun!