No little ones are here this year so ...was easy on the clean up / carpet crushing incidents. I had no one walk directly through my yard so the blanket of snow is beautiful.....
I have "gotten out in it" twice but only to do photo shoots of people in the snow
I haven't made a snow man, I haven't gone sledding but I have had HOT CHOCOLATE and SNOW CREAM!
I have found that people make snow cream in different ways and "swear by a few rituals" with it.
For me ....I don't eat the first snow and I look closely to make sure I follow Zappa's recommendation of avoiding the yellow stuff.
I make it the same way in that I do all of the stirring and mixing all "by hand with a wooden spoon" I don't care to have any snow that is "icey" as that makes a better "SNOW BALL or Sorbet" which is a completely different process and type of snow.
SO FOR THE CREAMERY ....here is how I do it!
a bowl full of fresh snow that has been sitting outside all day getting ready to be made into cream, I like to use a metal bowl most of the time if its going to sit awhile its kinda like the same idea of prefreezing a bowl to make homemade ice cream (more quickly)
I ALWAYS START WITH CONDENSED MILK , this is the first time I have
used ORGANIC as it was on clearance at Kroger for a great price the last time
I went in! YEAH! THATS A PLUS!
MIX THE MILK IN ANOTHER BOWL ( tupperware type is best) with part of the snow
about 1/2 and pour in 1/ 2 of the milk that you are going to use. I cannot tell you how I "ratio" or "measure" the amount but sometimes I use two cans of milk if feeding a crowd.
Add more snow.....
ADD MORE MILK
Get out some seasoning (vanilla and fairy dust above) I have used all kinds of things , from KALUAH to Pineapple to Rootbeer Float, whatever you are in the mood for! **peach and banana are also good" HINT : when using the vanilla get the "good stuff" it will be worth it , as is the ALMOND flavor! this bottle was drastically reduced to under $5 at Kroger woohooo!
GET YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM BOWL and SPRINKLE IT WITH LOVE! ENJOY!