Snow Cream (Paula Deen’s Recipe)

Since we live where we rarely get snow, when we do have a snowfall, it’s a special occasion.  We usually do these five things, most often in this order: celebrate, take pictures, bundle up, play outside, and make snow cream.  Over the years, I’ve tried lots of snow cream recipes, but for us, the “Snow-cream-experience” usually tops its actual taste.  But Paula Deen has changed that for us!  I found her snow cream recipe this year, and it is absolutely DELICIOUS…Truly the best snow cream we’ve ever had. From now on, I’m keeping a can of sweetened condensed milk tucked away for those rare snowfalls and the best snow cream ever!  

Paula Deen’s Snow Cream

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.

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