We were SNOW excited! (Recipe for Snow Cream at bottom of post)

Hi friends~  The Lord brought the most beautiful gift to us on Sunday… something we actually never thought we would see again…

(Well… that’s dramatic-much, but you get my meaning, right?) 
It was a gorgeous, full snowfall.  The kind that covers the ground AND the streets.  Our Nashville friends have been posting all kinds of pictures from their snow days.  And although we were happy for them, deep down inside, we were a little sad for us – we just didn’t think this area would get the kind of full coverage, snow-ball-throwing, snow-man-making, feet-sinking-down-into snow.  But we did!  It was SO pretty! 

And on top of that, we had a Snow Day from school on Monday.  We did the usual snow-day routine –  spent the morning in our PJs, drank hot chocolate, read books, watched tv… then we dressed and walked to the coffee shop where the whole fam spent a good part of the afternoon.  Thanks to ipod touches and the shop’s wi-fi, our children were content to let us visit and enjoy several cups of coffee. 🙂 
We took all kinds of pictures, but here is a favorite taken Sunday night.  The flakes were so big – it was like looking outside through a snow globe. 

The one thing we didn’t do this year was make snow cream.  Every other snow season I’ve attempted it, but unfortunately, it never turns out well.  I make up a new recipe every year, and we eat it because its tradition.  I decided to be merciful and not put my family through that ordeal again this year…Then someone posted Paula Deen’s Snow Cream recipe on FB.  Who knew?  By the time I saw her recipe – which I’m sure is delish, our snow had accumulated quite a few “yellow” spots (know what I mean?) and I lost my appetite.  If we ever get another snow like this one, the first thing I’m going to do is to grab some fresh WHITE snow and make her recipe for snow cream. 

So… In the spirit of sharing a great recipe, I’m passing on this P.D.snow cream recipe to my friends who might have snow again this year… and to those who live with it throughout the winter (most, of whom I’m  the sure, already have a great snow cream recipe they could pass to the rest of us.)  Enjoy… and remember… stay away from the yellow snow. 😉

Paula Deen’s Snow Cream Recipe

8 cups snow, or shaved ice
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Place snow or shaved ice into a large bowl. Pour condensed milk over and add vanilla. Mix to combine. Serve immediately in bowls.

PS: Thanks SO much for your kind and encouraging comments about our home.  We are so grateful.

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Comments

  1. WELL I CAN TELL YOU THAT AS A LITTLE GIRL MY MOM WOULD ALWAYS MAKE US SNOW CREAM BUT THEN AGAIN THE AIR THE SEA AND THE LAND WERE MUCH MUCH CLEANER …..I TOO LIVE IN A PART OF OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WHERE THE TEMPERATURES ARE ALWAYS WAY BELOW FREEZING ( 10 RIGHT NOW )& WE ALWAYS HAVE A HEAPING FOOT OR SO OF SNOW THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WINTER ( WELL MAYBE FROM JANUARY THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF MARCH ) AS MATTER OF FACT THIS MORNING WE HAD 10 INCHES …… I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO READY FOR SPRING ALREADY !! BUT I AM HAPPY FOR YOU AS YOU HARDLY EVER SEE GODS WHITE COTTON BLANKET ….HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND I HOPE IT STAYS AROUND YOUR TOWN FOR A WHILE !!

  2. WELL I CAN TELL YOU THAT AS A LITTLE GIRL MY MOM WOULD ALWAYS MAKE US SNOW CREAM BUT THEN AGAIN THE AIR THE SEA AND THE LAND WERE MUCH MUCH CLEANER …..I TOO LIVE IN A PART OF OUR BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY WHERE THE TEMPERATURES ARE ALWAYS WAY BELOW FREEZING ( 10 RIGHT NOW )& WE ALWAYS HAVE A HEAPING FOOT OR SO OF SNOW THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WINTER ( WELL MAYBE FROM JANUARY THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF MARCH ) AS MATTER OF FACT THIS MORNING WE HAD 10 INCHES …… I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO READY FOR SPRING ALREADY !! BUT I AM HAPPY FOR YOU AS YOU HARDLY EVER SEE GODS WHITE COTTON BLANKET ….HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND I HOPE IT STAYS AROUND YOUR TOWN FOR A WHILE !!

  3. Hooray!! for snow…well, for snow days!! and coffee shops that stay open…and fun, leisurely days spent together with the fam:) Sounds like fun!! and I've never tried snow cream – that I can remember – but it won't happen this week. Our snow was rather puny – but I am NOT complaining! Enjoy:)

  4. sweet post Jennifer, I remember snow icecream lol, I finally got my mInistry blog to work with the help of my sister & more importantly by the hand of God, still adding & working on it,I'll send you the link
    Helen

  5. I have never heard of snow cream either, but I'm glad I stoped by your blog so I could read about it. I wish adults had snow days from work. Or even a 2 hour delay some days. 🙂 thanks for posting!

  6. Lynn~ you've GOT to try it! Its a tradition in places where snow is a rare "gift". Its funny how we view things differently according to what is "normal". I can't imagine living in snow on a daily basis. I guess it does lose its "sparkle" after a while.

    If you try the cream, let me know how you liked it. 😉

    Stay warm~
    Jennifer

  7. I have lived all my life where we get lots of snow and never heard of Snow Cream. Interesting, not sure if I'll try it or not but found it funny that here, where snow is not as welcome as yours but always here every winter, you know about a dessert I have not heard about!!:-)