I just had to add this as a quick little bit today, since we've just gotten a whole heaping lot of snow, school was cancelled and we found ourselves in desperate need of distraction.
I've made snow ice cream before... my friend Natalie gave me these quick, easy directions maybe 2 years ago, and it's been a seasonal favorite from the get go. Today was the perfect day for making it... you want to use newly-fallen snow that did not fall in the first 2 hours of accumulation (those first 2 hours worth have cleaned the air on their way down and will have possible pollutants in it). But the fresh stuff on top is nice, clean and ready to use!
1 gallon of fresh snowDirections:
1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
Mmmm hmmmm... the kids loved it. I mixed a little blackberry jelly into a bit of it for extra flavor, but you could use any other flavoring you prefer or just eat as it is. We generally give up treats for Lent, but with Easter so early and being sick on our only other Snow Day, we made a singular exception for this. This ice cream won't keep in the freezer, so there no risk of future guilty indulgences :)