Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Ice Cream

I was lamenting over what I could possibly post this week for Foodie Friday. As the packing continues for the BIG move, cooking and baking has taken its place on the back burner (pun intended). Then, as I was going through my fabric trunk, I ran across this scrap…

Snow Ice Cream! I don't even know where this scrap came from; it must have been many years ago, but was tucked away all this time just waiting for this day to make its way for its 15 minutes of fame in blogland.

Snow Ice Cream

1/2 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla

Whip cream, fold in sugar and vanilla. Fill a large bowl with about 1 quart very clean snow. Fold cream mixture into snow. cover tightly and pack into a snow bank until hardened. Drizzle with maple or chocolate syrup—Yummy!

Now, even though it was a brisk 34 degrees here in the tropics this morning, we didn't have snow, so I can't attest to how this recipe tastes. It sure sound fun though, so if you try it let me know the outcome.

I was curious about this process, so I googled Snow Ice Cream and discovered that this is indeed a very popular winter treat in those areas of the country that get bombarded with white stuff. Back in December of 2008, Traca from Food and Travel Tales wrote, "Some folks make lemonade out of lemons, I made ice cream out of snow. And what the hell? I broke out my best silver for the occasion!"

You gotta love bloggers, we'll use any occasion to whip out our good dishes for a memorable post. Traca drizzled a scoop of snow with a combination of condensed milk, sugar, and vanilla. I don't know how it tasted, but it sure looked pretty!

Speaking of loving bloggers, I have two that I want to give a shout out to this week!

First, is one you all know — Michael @ Designs By Gollum. I was one of the lucky winners in last week's giveaway and I'm watching for the mailman to bring me these lovely dessert plates…

Aren't they the cutest? I love polka dots and vintage clothing just makes my heart sing. Thanks Michael!

Next is my favorite follower, Oliver from Sippy Cups For One and All. I introduced you to Oliver earlier this month here. He always brings sunshine my way and this week he presented me with the Sunshine Award. Thanks Oliver!

Look at this face, isn't Oliver just the sweetest blogger around?

Through Michael's invitation, Oliver is now a Foodie Friday participant, so be sure to drop in and see what he's up to today, tell him his friend Shellbelle said hello.

For even more Foodie Friday recipes and stories, surf on over to Designs By Gollum. Her Butterfly Cupcakes are perfect for all the blog sunshine I've received this week!

Have a warm and fabulous week! I'll be packing and stacking and watching for the mailman!

28 Thoughtful Comments:

Lori E said...

The key ingredient being "very, very" clean snow. Lol. This sounds like fun. I could have made enough for all of you with the snow we had last year. This year, while we are hosting the Winter Olympics...none. At least they got some up in the mountains for the events.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy Friday Rhonda
That snow icecream sounds delish!! Pitty I have no snow!! hahaha... It still summer and sunny here.

Well congrats on the win.. the plates look adorable!! And Oliver would have to be the cutest blogger!! To be young and carefree!! ..have a great weekend xx Julie

George Gaston said...

This is too funny! Just yesterday I suggested to Marjie over @ Modern Day Ozzie and Harriet, that she needed to make some Snow Ice Cream with all the snow she has in New York.

And here you are giving us a bowl. You are too much. Georgia will definitely be gaining a terrific new resident when you get here.

Magdalena said...

Hi there shellbelle, greetings for NJ where we are buried under at least 2 feet of snow!! Oh well C'est La Vie. Snow ice cream sounds delish and we sure do have the snow to make it!! I'm going downstairs to let Oliver know he is on your blog, he will beyond excited. He just asked me to make him his very own award to pass out to his favorite bloggers, It is going to be called the "Lollipop and Laughter" award. We will be working on making the button later, He is more excited blogging than when I take him to a toy store LOL!!
I wish I were closer You know I'd be over there to help with the packing. Next December I'm going to try to get down to Savannah for the day on our way to Florida, maybe we will meet up one day :)
Sending you a big hug!

Completely Coastal said...

Now, here's something I've never heard of! I love my Ben and Jerry ice creme..., so it's probably highly unlikely that I'll ever make ice creme, haha!

Have a great weekend!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

The Fajdich Times said...

I love it!! I have heard about snow ice cream.....never had it though. Have a wonderful weekend:)

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Magdalena said...

Hi Miss Shellbelle
I Wood love to have some of that snow ice cream it looks yummy in my tummy!

Magdalena said...

Hi Miss Shellbelle
I Wood love to have some of that snow ice cream it looks yummy in my tummy!
Oliver, sippycupsforoneandall

rjerdee said...

Hi Shellbelle,
Love this post. When I was a little girl on the farm, I thought snow was ice cream for the cows. :)

jmac said...

Hi SB!! Hope your packing is going smoothly (as possible as that can be!)
When you get your plates, will you tell me what the manufacturer is ...I'd love to find some like that! Too cute and perfect for girlfriend nights!!

The Muse said...

Clear clean snow a must!
yes! lol...

So happy about your win from Gollum!

And who would not love that face!
oliver is a sweety!

Hope your plates arrive safe!!!

The Muse said...

PS...make sure you put your shop on the self list pages of adivashammer and myladydujour :)

as well as your blog :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

SNOW ice cream...brings back sooooo many wonderful childhood memories...thanks for posting about this yummy treat!


Beach House 27 said...

Hi -
We're working on fixing our email today - you are so welcome to come over anytime...I'll email you this evening so we can figure it out.

I'm so happy - looking forward to it.
No snow here - 31'll have to do

Sue said...

People really do make and eat snow ice cream. I wouldn't. I'm such a food freak that I won't eat food when I don't know the person who made it, I'm not about to eat anything I scooped off the ground...ick! They say it is wonderful!

I was so glad you won the plates!

Peg said...

It's been a while but I have made snow ice cream and it's good! The texture of the snow is important but add enough flavorings and the iciness doesn't really matter.

So you're about to become a Georgia blogger? Those girls around Atlanta get together and have so much fun. But will you be near a beach???

Mary Bergfeld said...

Rhonda, I haven't had this ice cream since I was a little girl in Chicago. Thanks so much for the memory. I've bookemarked the recipe in case we ever have snow here. Have a lovely day.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Ok girl, just don't use any of that yellow snow! LOL

Loved ready your fun post today.


Sierra said...

Snow icecream?! That is just so cool, love it! I love your cute boy picture, he is a doll!

Wendy said...

Hurray for you!! Those are the cutest plates :)
I love the idea of snow ice cream! I can't wait to tell the kids! We just got snow today!! What a fantastic recipe

Snowbird said...

One of my fondest childhood memories is snow ice cream. We would go out in the yard, get a bunch of CLEAN snow, add some vanilla to it, and enjoy. Of course that was way back in the day when snow was clean. Not sure I would do it today.

Cathy said...

Snow ice cream! What a fun idea that I'll remember the next time we have a blizzard. Congrats for being a lucky winner at Designs by Gollum. Love those dessert plates.

Kristen said...

My friends made snow ice cream a few weeks ago and I had it for the first time... DRENCHED in caramel sauce. YUM YUM YUM!!

And I am so thrilled you introduced us all to Oliver. He is simply precious and I love following his sweet little blog.

Been thinking of you lots and hope the packing and pre-moving preparation is going well!!

The Muse said...

plopping in to say hello to you! :)
and sure hope you are well :)

Anonymous said...

This made me laugh because I LOVE snow cream, but have never made it exactly like this recipe. (It's even easier made with sweetened condensed milk.)

When we moved from NC to Wisconsin I had a Brownie troop there and was surprised to learn that none of them had even eaten snow cream. I think Southern snow--big, wet flakes--must be better for making it.

Good luck on your move and congratulations on the plate win. They're lovely!

Lillian Robinson said...

Now you tell me... our snow is almost gone!

Those plates were made for you! Congrats on winning them.

CrazyCris said...


It's been awefully quiet at the Tikki Hut... :o(
How's the move going? You still lost in boxes or on the road?

Just wanted to stop by and give you a "bon voyage" hug!!!

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