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.
There are two ways that I know of to make this.
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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aw, thanks for including me in this post — snow ice cream is such a hallmark of my childhood! we add vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk to the snow – same as paula dean?? interesting! must be us southerners 😉 enjoy the snow! (all of this talk of eating sweet snow has me considering a trip to tahoe this winter just to make some snow cream!)
Hey Jen! Oh, did I miss the vanilla in your recipe? Sorry, I was so taken by the pineapple that it must have snuck by me 🙂 And what is this with southerners and snow? A trip to Tahoe for Snow Cream would be soooo decadent!
Oh, I can’t imagine a better way to say goodbye to 2012 and embrace 2013. It’s kinda romantic and yummy! Sadly almost never snows here (maybe twice in the last 20 years). But you can be sure that if necessary I will spend twenty years with a bowl in hand waiting for the snow (and a can of condensed milk in the fridge). Happy New Year, dear.
Haha! I love the image of you standing there, waiting for it to snow. I can’t imagine you’d get all that much snow in your part of the world. It’s the same where we live, and we have to drive or fly to get anywhere near it. Happy 2013, lovely friend!
Great post. I follow your site and Jens all the time.
Do you know why Jen isn’t updating paint cut paste any more? Am I missing another blog??
Jen stepped away from her blog to focus on her art therapy practice. I think she explains it in the last post on Paint Cut Paste. I’m not sure if she launched her new site yet, but you can follow her over here: http://www.jenberlingo.com/
Happy new year,
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