SNOW ICE CREAM
8-10 cups of fresh, clean snow (put out a big bowl as soon as the snow starts)
1 can Eagle Brand
1 tsp vanilla
Dump it all in a bowl and mix it up with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. I do not recommend using a metal bowl or utensils. It makes the snow melt to fast.
YUM! Isn't Eagle Brand just the best stuff ever? It's so yummy! I've cut my finger on many a Eagle Brand can trying to make sure I get out every single drop of it. I even cut my tongue on an Eagle Brand can once. Not proud of it, but it did happen. And, in case you're wondering about my diet, I only had a couple of bites and I did include it in my calorie count for the day.
I know Snow Ice Cream is a big snow day tradition at many homes in the south. Our other tradition? Homemade Hot Chocolate. When I say homemade, I mean the kind on the side of the Hershey's Cocoa can.
HERSHEY'S FAVORITE HOT COCOA
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. Hershey's Cocoa
1/3 c. hot water
4 c. milk
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in a saucepan; stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixgture boils; boil and stir 2 minutes. Stir in milk and heat. Do Not Boil! Remove from heat; add vanilla.
See, the thing is, my kids love hot chocolate. LOVE IT! They even ask for it in the summer. Usually, I just warm up their Ovaltine chocolate milk, because I'm too lazy to stand over the stove on just any old day. BUT, on snow days, we have to make the real hot chocolate, the Favorite Hot Chocolate. It's a tradition.
We also love to have snowball fights. C kept throwing snowballs at me, so I finally had to pelt her back.
Yep, got her right in the eye. It was actually an accident. She turned around right when I threw it, bus she's okay.
The sun is out today and the snow is melting so I feel sure the kids will be in school tomorrow. It's been a good few days of snow with them home.
What are your snow day traditions? Do you make Snow Ice Cream too?
I'm linking up to The CSI Project's Winter Challenge.