{Snow Day Ice Cream}

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Even though I am a "stay-at-home" mom, I still enjoy snow days. There is still that excitement when you wake up and a thick blanket of snow has covered the outside, you are still warm under your covers. Today was that morning. The three of us curled up in my bed and watched cartoons under the heated blanket, the blinds open so we could observe the snow fall. Lovely!

We hurried to the kitchen and I made my "easy-peasy cinnamon rolls" and we cleaned up the house. Only to get out all of our snow gear and get bundled up to go play in the snow. Today was Baylers FIRST ever play in the snow. You could see the wheels turning when I told him we were going outside. I kept pointing out there after every layer I put on him, and he kept looking at me like I was crazy. I don't' think it really hit him until I opened up the front door and carried him out unto the middle of the yard. So much fun. Of course Braeden was wanting to throw snow balls at Bayler and I (gee thanks Uncle Justin for teaching him this.) I was sure to bring a bowl with me outdoors to gather up enough for "snow cream."

The wind was brutle this morning, so we were only able to stay out for a short amount of time. The kids didn't seem to mind though, I think they were both ready to come inside and get warm.

I have use a number of snow ice cream recipes in the past, but the recipe I used this morning is hands down the best. It was SOOOO yummy, and the kids couldn't' get enough!

Here is the recipe if you are interested...

Snow Ice Cream:
- Gather a large bowl of snow
- Pour in 1 cup of sugar
- a teaspoon of vanilla
- and heavy whipping cream to taste/consistency

mix together and enjoy.

We loved our so much that we decided to put the rest in the freezer and save it for later :)



M.O.T.B said...

Such sweet photos! Looks like a lot of fun! My boys played today in the snow with their Daddy but I had to come to work:(

maleahbliss said...

Very cool!! I've wanted to try making snow ice cream for a while. It might make having it snow a little more ok. ;) I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday!
The linky will be open until Wednesday evening. :)

Brooke Douglass said...

OOO goodness we just made this with the recipe you gave and it is sooooo good! I am having the hubby stop and get more whipping cream so we can make more tonight for dessert! Thank you, brooke
This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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Sarah said...

Hi! I am your newest follower. I am a stay at home Mom and feel the same way about snow days. They are still fun! I hope we get another one soon because I am intrigued by snow ice cream and I can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your snow day!

Full of Grace said...

That is a GREAT IDEA!!! I can't wait to try the recipe either!!! :) THanks so much for sharing :) ANd Great Pics Too! :)

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

HI! I'm hosting a link up this week -- It's a Keeper Thursdays! I hope you can come over and link up!

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Jess said...

That's such a fun idea. We'll have to try it the next time we get a snow storm. Thanks. Found you through Beyond the Picket Fence.

The Teacher's Wife said...

We LOVE making snow ice cream too!
We either use a recipe similar to yours, or just add maple syrup. Those are the days your kids will remember when they're all grown up!

DANA said...

We broke a state record for snow since 1918 today! Snow ice cream it is! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes!


SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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