Woke up this morning to 3 inches of lovely snow on the ground. An old friend posted about his first experience of snow cream on Facebook last week, but I didn’t think we’d have a chance to have it this year in Southern California. There’s no real recipe. You make it to taste.
Chill the bowl in the snow for a minute.
Fill it with snow! You can use a spoon or your hand. Choose really clean snow, okay?
Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over it, to taste. It’s okay to keep the tin or bottle nearby to add more as needed. It’s best when it starts to melt.
I had mine with coffee. Mmmm!
We used to make it when I was a kid. Sometimes we used maple syrup in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the sugar bush.
I don’t know the last time I had sweetened condensed milk in the house, but they started carrying it at Trader Joe’s around Christmas and I picked it up thinking I’d use it. Now I have to figure out what to do with the rest, because the snow won’t last long, even up here at 3100 feet.
Hydra shoveled the back yard so the birds could find the seed he tossed for them. Also, shown here, the driveway. Just because!
I took pictures and made a snowman!
Oregon junco in the apricot tree. They are so shy!
Later that same day, when the sun came out, so did we.