If you have no idea that much of the Unites States is in Snowmageddon 2014 you haven’t been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. I will spare you the picture but right now I am sitting in a nice warm house under a heated blanket while the current weather reads –12 with a wind chill of –35. Roads are all shut down, schools are closed and you can’t find milk or bread at any grocery store. It has been a long time since I have been in that cold of weather.
Now snow ice cream isn’t Dreyers or Ben & Jerry’s. It is more ice like and less cream like. However it is a fun novelty to make with the kiddos.
Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream
8 cups of fresh snow
1 cup of chocolate milk
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp of peppermint extract (more or less depending on your minty barometer)
Optional: Crushed candy canes
1. Simply scoop out some fresh snow and add the rest of the ingredients.
2. I used my hand beater to blend it well.
Serve immediately – it melts fast. Add crushed candy canes for more peppermint flavor.
My kids loved it and we made a memory making it together.
So those of you who are currently in this winter wonderland grab a bowl of snow and start mixing.