Friday, January 29, 2010

Food Friday: Snow Cream a la Paula Deen

They are calling for snow here in NC starting tonight. Our county is right on the line between snow and the nasty sleet/ice mix. I hope it snows because I remembered to pick up ingredients for snow cream when I was out getting my bread and milk like a true Southerner.

The recipe is from Paula Deen and is really simple. The link is here:

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.

Have you all ever heard to use the snow from the second snowfall and not the first one to make snow cream? I heard that on the news and was wondering what the reasoning was. Have a great weekend!


Ethel said...

I always was told that the first snow cleans all of the nasties out of the air. The second snow is safe to eat.

LeAnne said...

I've heard that too. And also that you should let it snow a couple of hours before you put a bowl out to catch fresh snow, to let the pollutants get out of the snow as much as possible.