When life hands you a furlough and a snowstorm in the same week, what can you do but make Snurlough cream? There is nothing so capable of compounding the boredom-inducing government shutdown than an old-fashioned blizzard. It kept me home bound for all of Sunday, but on Monday I was determined to get out. I decided to go for a walk and run some errands. About 5 minutes into my stroll, I narrowly missed being hit by an ice chunk about twice my size falling off a tall building. I was shaken, but finished my walk. I started texting my cousin, Scarlett, to share the tale of my non-adventure. She suggested I make snow cream, and sent me a recipe. I had none of the ingredients, other than lots and lots of snow, so I made up my own recipe instead. And I must say, it was delicious. If you have any snow left, you should try it, too.
My Recipe for Snow Cream
4 Cups Snow
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Half & Half
1 TBSP Honey (plus extra for drizzling over snow cream)
1 TSP Vanilla
2/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
(Quantities are Approximates–Adjust to Taste)
- Mix together all ingredients, except for the snow.
- Pour milk mixture over snow.
- Stir until it resembles ice cream.
- Spoon into ice cream bowls. Drizzle with honey and serve immediately.