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We all scream for snow cream…right?

On the same day we built our own luge, we also enjoyed another favorite childhood past time: Snow Cream!

H had never heard of snow ice cream and thought it was something I made up.  I found both of these facts concerning.  Who hasn’t heard of snow cream?  I thought it was a fundamental part of childhood!  I mean we used to save up snow in the freezer just so we could make it during the summer.   Didn’t everyone?

Anyway, we carefully scooped fresh snow into a bowl, added milk, sugar and a touch of vanilla and voi la!


Sue absolutely loved the stuff!


Obviously Edward cannot have real milk or cream so I decided to make his with this relatively new product from the So Delicious people.  I had high hopes for this milk substitute because he has enjoyed their ice cream and yogurt for quite a while now.

For gluten and casein-free snow cream you simply add sugar, gluten-free vanilla and the So Delicious coconut milk.


He found it lackluster and bland.


On a more positive note, however, H used the milk to make pancakes yesterday and Edward declared them the best pancakes ever!  He even substituted xylitol for the sugar.

So now at any hint of flurry, Sue runs outside with a bowl to catch the “clean” flakes before our puppy has a chance to touch them!

You can be thinking of me today while I help my fourth grader write a report on the Continental Army.  He only cares about the weapons.

Below is the trash can of the ten-year-old who only cares about the weapons:


And here is the sink area of the ten-year-old who only cares about the weapons:


It seems that when you turn ten, your need for mouthwash, deodorant and shaving cream arises.

OK, I’m all over the place with this post.  Maybe it’s the cold medicine, or the Continental Army report procrastination, or the fact that Sue is supposed to make a mouse out of a potato for her school?

Posted on 8 March '10 by , under GF/CF Diet/Food Reviews, Humor/Disconnected Miscellany.

5 Comments to “We all scream for snow cream…right?”

#1 Posted by the domestic fringe (09.03.10 at 11:47 )

I’ve never made snow cream. Maybe it’s because in the city your snow doesn’t stay yuck-free for long…I don’t know. My kids have eaten their share of snow. I can be certain of that!

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#2 Posted by Maddy (09.03.10 at 19:45 )

We had hailstones yesterday for the time in living memory – well we’ve only been in California for 15 years – does that count?
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#3 Posted by mrsbear (13.03.10 at 00:07 )

I must have missed this post. Snow cream? I would eat that! If we had snow, but in south Florida I’d say the chances are rather unlikely. I can read about it though! 😉

Please don’t tell me I’ll have to buy shaving cream in the fourth grade, that’s just too soon.
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#4 Posted by Patty (13.03.10 at 22:08 )

A mouse potato? Interesting. That actually sounds like something my daughter would love. I may have to make one with her next time I actually have potatoes in the house.

I have never made snow ice cream but I have heard about it. I think Danny actually made it at school last year. I will definitely have to put that on our list of fun winter activities for next year.
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#5 Posted by Heather (16.03.10 at 22:00 )

Love the snowcreams! Living in Florida that’s a never-gonna-happen thing! Maybe one day when we take a trip to see snow my kids can do this, too!
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