Have you heard of it?
My friend Jen at Paint Cut Paste has been talking my ear off about her favorite wintery dessert, a combination of snow and sweetened condensed milk, and I’ve been eager to try it for ages.
And then there’s this gorgeous children’s book, Maple Syrup Season, that has made eating syrup off the ground my 4-year old’s winter-time fantasy. At the end of the story, the children each hold a spoon and someone calls out “Sugar on Snow!” after pouring maple syrup directly onto ground where the new snow has fallen.
Does it snow where you live or anywhere near you? If you can get your hands on some fresh snow, great! If not, you could pull this off with a bunch of shaved ice. And it’ll be worth it because I swear, this is the best dessert ever.
One is Jen’s snow cream recipe where you add sweetened condensed milk and crushed pineapple (optional) to the snow. Paula Deen has a similar recipe, with the addition of vanilla. But my recipe (or I should say my husband’s recipe, since this is really his stroke of genius) calls for snow and eggnog.
The texture is soft, like the end of a bowl of ice cream. And the flavor is truly light.
Eggnog Snow Cream
This is so simple, I’m not even sure you can call it a recipe.
- Walk outside and gather up a bowl of fresh snow. It’s best if it’s actively snowing so you know it’s the pure stuff. You know what I mean?
- Pour the eggnog to taste on top of the snow and mix it up.
- Scoop into bowls.
- Stock up on more eggnog so you’re ready for the next blizzard.
There you have it.
Do you have a favorite wintery recipe or tradition?
Happy New Year, friends!
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