On Sunday, we had some friends over for dinner, which has become a weekly event. Lisa made soup, bread,and homemade apple dumplings. When I called my friend to tell him the time for dinner, I told him if they wanted their dumplings alamode, to stop and get some ice cream since we didn't have any.
Well...of course he forgot to tell his wife, so she was a bit upset and disappointed. While they were talking about it, I was looking out the window and remembered my mom making ice cream from snow when I was a kid. I figured it would be good enough for dumplings, so we gave it a shot. No one thought it would really work, but it did!
The consistancy isn't really like ice cream, it's more like a really thick slushy, but still very good.
1 cup of milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cups sugar
Get 4 - 5 cups of fresh, clean snow. Don't pack the snow. Bring it in the house and set it in the freezer until you need it.
Mix together the milk, vanilla, and the sugar. Stir this mixture until the sugar is dissolved. Slowly add the snow to your mixture, stirring constantly, until it thickens.
And there you have it. A yummy treat from your own yard to cure those winter blues!
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